Enhanced Learning Opportunities

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Your tuition includes many ways to enhance your music education at Indian Hill Music, from workshops and recitals to jams and coaching sessions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Music School is currently offering classes, ensembles, and other group activities in an online format only. All in-person group offerings at our school building are suspended until further notice. While some programs, like student recitals, will continue to be held in an online format, other programs listed on this page may be on hold, but are included here for informational purposes only. Click here to learn more about Indian Hill Music’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student Recitals - Online

Student recitals for each teacher’s studio are held in January/February and May/June. Recitals help students build confidence and a willingness to challenge themselves, while giving students goals for their lessons and home practice. While participation in studio recitals are not required, we encourage every student to participate in at least two performances each year.

Recitals are open to all instruments, age levels, and abilities and are being held on Zoom. They can be accessed without a Zoom membership from any internet-connected device. And, participants can share the link to invite family and friends from anywhere! For details, please contact your teacher or the Indian Hill office at (978) 486-9524 (press 0) or via email.

We also offer special-themed department recitals at various times throughout the year. Interested students should contact their private lesson teacher for details. Held in secure Zoom room.

  • Winter Piano Department Recital: Saturday, December 5, 2020 @ 2:00pm
  • Beethoven Celebration (Piano Department): Saturday, December 12, 2020 @ 2:00pm
  • Winter Recital for Winds, Brass, Strings: Saturday, December 13, 2020 @ 3:00pm
  • Winter Jazz Showcase Recital: Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 7:00pm
  • Winter Voice Department Recital: Sunday, January 31, 2021 @ 2:00pm
  • Graduating Seniors & Alumni Recital: Saturday, June 12 at 7:00pm

Voice Department Soirees - Online

Casual, themed-based, cabaret-style performances by Indian Hill Music School voice students. Soirees provide a relaxed performance opportunity for our voice students of all ages and abilities, and an entertaining concert experience for the audience. 

  • Saturday, October 24, 2020 @ 7:00pm – We Miss Broadway!
  • Saturday, December 12, 2020 @ 7:00pm – Holiday Gifts
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 7:00pm – In the Garden
  • Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 6:30pm – Oh, The Places You’ll Go 

Voice Soirees are being held on Zoom. For more details, please contact your teacher or the Indian Hill office at (978) 486-9524 (press 0) or via email.

Performance Workshops - Online

Piano Workshops: ‘On-stage’ practice in a casual masterclass format with expert coaching from our Music School Faculty. Performance workshops are ideal for students preparing for recitals, auditions, or competitions, or for those who are simply looking to refine a piece and learn best practices to enhance their music making.
  • Saturday, November 21, 2020 @ 10:00am (hosted by Tatiana Kolossova Bercu)
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020 @ 10:00am (hosted by Dr. Monica Tessitore)
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 10:00am (hosted by Christina Dietrich)
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 @ 10:00am (hosted by Jenny Tang)

Free for Indian Hill Music School students; $20 for non-IHMS students. Registration is required. These workshops are being held on Zoom. For more information and to register, contact the Indian Hill Music office at (978) 486-9524 (press 0) or via email.

District Mock Auditions - Online

Will you be taking Junior or Senior District Auditions in strings, winds, brass, percussion, jazz or voice? Rehearse your repertoire and receive valuable feedback from a member of the Indian Hill Music School Faculty.
  • Sunday, November 1, 2020 @ 1:00 – 3:00pm: Senior District Mock Auditions (register by Oct. 24)
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 @ 1:00 – 3:00pm: Junior District Mock Auditions (register by Jan. 9)

Free for Indian Hill Students. $20 for non-students. Register below! These auditions are being held on Zoom. 

Click Here to Learn More & Register: Indian Hill Music students | Non-Indian Hill Music students

Student Competitions - Online

Our teachers train and prepare interested students to participate in many regional competitions as well as exclusive Indian Hill Music student competitions: The Sally Chapin Piano Competition and Winners Concert take place in May with expert adjudicators from around the region providing feedback to our most advanced piano students.

PLEASE NOTE: Our annual Student Concerto Competition for Indian Hill Music students (ages 8-21) has been cancelled for this season. This competition provides a singular opportunity for advanced students to receive expert feedback from our panel of guest judges and to compete for a chance to perform as a soloist with the profession Orchestra of Indian Hill.

Talk with your teacher for more information or contact the Indian Hill Music office at (978) 486-9524 (press 0) or via email.

Student Evaluations - Online

Regular communication with your teacher helps you to stay foused on your musical goals, your strengths, and areas in need of improvement. Our faculty provide frequent evaluation of your musical progress at weekly lessons and through written and verbal progress reports.

Student Honors Recitals - Online

String and Piano teachers nominate their most skilled, dedicated, and improved students to perform in these respective spring recitals for family, friends, and the Indian Hill Music community. Talk with your teacher for more information. Dates and details available from the Music School office.

Guest Artist Masterclasses (TBD)

This program is on hold for now and will return when we are able to open for in-person events.
Distinguished guest artists offer high-level coaching to advanced Indian Hill Music students in these instructive open sessions. Masterclasses are highly beneficial both for participants — who learn technical, interpretive, and performance-based strategies from our clinicians — as well as for audience members. Free and open to all. Performers are selected in advance by faculty.

Workshops With Headliner Series Guest Artists (TBD)

This program is on hold for now and will return when we are able to open for in-person events.
Learn professional practice and performance strategies from a variety of this season’s acclaimed Headliner guest artists at these pre-concert workshops. Open to all student musicians and fans of the featured instruments. Free for Indian Hill students.

Jazz Jams & Roots Jams (TBD)

This program is on hold for now and will return when we are able to open for in-person events.
Watch a performance by our seasoned professional faculty musicians, and stay for a casual jam session open to the public. Instrumental and vocal students of all ages and levels are welcome to bring their instrument and play their favorites or learn new charts. There’s no better way to learn to play in a group than by playing at jam sessions, and ours provide a nonjudgmental atmosphere conducive to growth and support. Free for Indian Hill students.

Community Outreach Performances (TBD)

This program is on hold for now and will return when we are able to open for in-person events.
Students of all ages may participate in outreach programs throughout the region. These are wonderful opportunities for our musicians to share their talents with others, build performing experience, and volunteer in their community.