Enhanced Learning Opportunities:
Special Programs & Recitals

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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: We are planning to offer these enhanced learning opportunities in-person at the music school as COVID-19 safety protocols permit. Some events may be held online and further details will be provided to interested students. Click here to read our current protocols and policies for the 2021/22 school year.

Student Recitals

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 held in our recital hall at the Music School. 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.

  • Winter Piano Department Recital: Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 3:00pm
  • Winter Recital for Winds, Brass, Strings: Sunday, December 18, 2021 @ 2:00pm
  • Winter Jazz Showcase Recital: Saturday, January 15, 2022 @ 7:00pm
  • Winter Voice Department Recital: TBD
  • Honors Piano Recital: Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 1:00pm
  • Graduating Seniors & Alumni Recital: Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 7:00pm

Certification Program

Our certification program is designed for students who are interested in broadening their musical knowledge and pursuing the highest levels of musical achievement. Our program offers six levels with a variety of options to fit the needs of each student.

Students will have the opportunity to expand their repertoire and performance experience, and master fundamental skills in music theory, ear training, and music history beyond the level covered in their private lesson. Additional benefits:

  • Provides a structured approach to musical learning
  • Provides an opportunity to set specific musical goals
  • Encourages students to expand their musical abilities

Click here for more information about our Certification Program.

Voice Department Soirees

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 23, 2021 @ 7:00pm “Seasons of Love”  (On Zoom) – Sign-Up Form 
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021 @ 7:00pm “Songs of the Season”
  • Saturday, March 12, 2022 @ 7:00pm “Here Comes the Sun”
  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 7:00pm “Lighten Up” (comedic songs) 

The October Voice Soiree will be held on Zoom; the location for all other dates will be determined based on current safety protocols. For more details, please contact your teacher or the Indian Hill office at (978) 486-9524 (press 0) or via email.

Performance Workshops

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, December 4, 2021 @ 10:00am – led by Jenny Tang
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022 @ 1:00pm – led by Monica Tessitore

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

District Mock Auditions

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.

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 12:30 – 2:30pm: Senior District Mock Auditions (register by Oct. 23)
  • Saturday, January 15, 2022 @ 10:00am – 3:00pm: Junior District Mock Auditions (register by Jan. 8)

Free opportunity for Indian Hill students!  Click here to learn more and register.

Student Competitions

Our teachers train and prepare interested students to participate in many regional competitions as well as exclusive Indian Hill Music student competitions:

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 professional Orchestra of Indian Hill.

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. This event requires an entry form and entry fee.

Competition: Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 12:00-6:00pm

Winners Concert: Friday, May 6, 2022 @ 7:00pm

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

Regular communication with your teacher helps you to stay focused 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

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)

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

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.
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021:  Hanneke Cassel Trio
  • Friday, December 3, 2021:  April Hall Quintet
  • Saturday, February 12, 2022:  Mike Block Trio

Free for Indian Hill Music School students. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, contact the Indian Hill Music office at (978) 486-9524 (press 0) or via email.

Jazz Jams & Sessions

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.
  • Friday, December 17, 2021:  Traditional Session with Laurel Martin (fiddle) & Mark Roberts (flute)
  • Friday, February 18, 2022:  Jazz Jam with Eric Baldwin Trio
  • Friday, June 3, 2022:  Jazz Jam with Anna Pyon Trio

Free for Indian Hill Music School students. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, contact the Indian Hill Music office at (978) 486-9524 (press 0) or via email.

Community Outreach Performances

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.