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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 Day

Friday, August 7, 2015

Drop in an open class! Once a year, 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, theatre classes and visual arts classes, so feel free to bring a friend!

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Festival of Flutes

Saturday, February 6, 2016
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 20, 2016
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 9, 2016
Piano Fest celebrates Sherwood’s rich history of piano instruction. It is an opportunity for piano students ages 5 and above to meet other pianists, perform publicly and be evaluated without the stress and pressure of a competition.
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Scholarship Competition

Week of May 16, 2016
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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