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Events & Concerts

In addition to student, faculty, honors and Columbia College concerts, Sherwood presents several special events during the year: Columbia Kids Week, Piano Fest, String Fest, Festival of Flutes, and the Scholarship Competition. See below for details about all of Sherwood's concert series and special events.

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Columbia Kids Week

August 11-16, 2014

Join us for a free class! Once every term, we open a variety of our kids group classes so you and your family can experience Sherwood at Columbia firsthand! No experience is necessary to participate in any of our music, dance and theatre classes, so feel free to bring a friend!

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Festival of Flutes

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Meet other flutists while you receive constructive feedback on your playing from expert professional musicians! Founded in 1993, Festival of Flutes welcomes all flute students, regardless of age or ability, to participate in this fun event. Participants are free to choose their own repertoire (two contrasting pieces) and will perform in a recital for friends and family. Each performer will receive a certificate of accomplishment.
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String Fest

Saturday, February 21, 2015
String Fest is a positive opportunity for string students between the ages of 4-18 to meet other string players and perform publicly. Each participant will be assigned to a recital according to level. Each recital will be approximately one hour in length and family and friends are invited to attend. Adjudicators will present participant evaluations during the recital and each performer will receive a certificate of accomplishment.
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Piano Fest

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Piano Fest celebrates Sherwood’s rich history of piano instruction. It is an opportunity for piano students ages 5 and above to perform publicly and be evaluated by a panel of judges without the stress and pressure of a competition.
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Scholarship Competition

May, 2015
Sherwood's annual Scholarship Competition is an opportunity for current Sherwood private lesson students up to 18 years of age to be involved in a rewarding competition experience. Students are grouped based on age and ability level, and compete for one of several scholarships in front of a panel of judges. Scholarship awards range from small discounts on tuition up to a full tuition waver.
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