Trophy and Ribbon Festivals
Gray School of Music holds two festivals every year – Trophy Festival in the Fall, and Ribbon Festival in the Spring. At a festival, students perform solo pieces by memory to a judge, who evaluates the performance and writes comments to help the students improve. Each student will receive a trophy / ribbon for participating at the festival. This is a motivating, challenging yet encouraging, and fun event that the children enjoy. Participation at the festival is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.
The recital is held at the end of each semester – April/May in the Spring, and December in the Fall. This is a great opportunity for students to perform in front of an audience. It is also essential in promoting artistic development, as students learn from watching their peers while gain confidence and motivation through the recognition of their hard work. Teachers strive to make each recital a positive and enjoyable experience.
Shows, Events, Parties
Gray School of Music offers casual performances that are held frequently throughout the year. Students who participate in our extra curricular activties enjoy the relaxed setting and often use them as practice for the Festivals and Recitals. Events will be held on Zoom or live which ever is necessary at the time. Light refreshments are served during live events.
The Honors Recital is held once a year in the Spring. This is a joint recital that features students from many teachers. Students that are selected to participate in this recital demonstrate excellence in musicianship, and each is recognized with a special trophy.
Calendar of Events 2020-21
Monday, August 3– Fall semester begins – Online
Saturday, September 16, 4:00 – GSOM Talent Show on Zoom
Sunday, October 25, -1:30-4:00 – Fall Halloween Costume Festival for all Instruments-Choose your performance time – Zoom or live
November, 2020 Saturday, November 14, 4:00 – Be Thankful Composer Exposition – venue TBA
Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6, and 12-13 – Holiday Recitals, GSOM Recital Hall or on Zoom
Monday January 4– Spring Semester begins
Sunday, Feb. 7- 2:00 Valentine Party – Recital Hall GSOM
Mar. TBA– school closed for one week for Spring Break
Sunday, March 28 – Spring Ling Music Party
April, 2021 Music and Art Event – draw or paint pictures to match your music
Sunday, May 2 – Recital Ribbon Festival
Sat./Sun., May 15-16 and Sat./Sun., May 22-23
Spring Recitals- GSOM Recital Hall
Wed., May 19, 7:00p.m. – Adult Recital
May 23-29 – optional makeup week
June 1, 2019—July 25, 2020 Summer Semester
Summer Lessons – flexible scheduling
July 25 – July 31 – optional makeup week
Monday, August 2, 2021 – Fall Semester Begins