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Events & Concerts

Sherwood hosts over 100 concerts per year, all free and open to the public. Student recitals, faculty recitals, ensemble recitals, honors recitals and of course Columbia music student recitals are all part of Sherwood's yearly concert schedule.

In addition to our concert schedule, Sherwood presents several special events during the year: 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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Festival of Flutes

Sunday, February 9, 2014
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

Sunday, February 16, 2014
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

Sunday, April 6, 2014
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, 2014
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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