Fall, 2021-Spring, 2022 Schedule of Events
Updated as of Sept. 6, 2021
Fall lessons begin on these days:
Monday students: Aug. 16, 2021
Tuesday students: Aug. 24, 2021
Wednesday students: Aug. 25, 2021
Thursday students: Aug. 19, 2021.
Friday students: Aug. 20, 2021
Saturday students: Aug. 28, 2021
Every student will have 36 lessons August through June, but due to holidays, different days start different weeks.
There are lessons on all days (Aug. 16, 2021 – June 10, 2022) except these days:
Monday: Sept. 6, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, Dec. 27, Mar. 14, May 16, May 30
Tuesday: Aug. 17, Nov. 16, Dec. 14 (Workshops instead), Dec. 21, 28, Mar. 15, May 10
Wednesday: Aug. 18, Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Mar. 16, May 11
Thursday: Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Mar. 17, May 12
Friday: Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Nov. 26, Dec. 24, Dec. 31, Mar. 18, May 13
Saturday: Aug. 21, Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 26, May 14
MEA Break: Oct. 21-22 (Saturday students DO have lessons Oct. 23)
No lessons Nov. 15-19
Thanksgiving break: Nov. 24-27
(Christmas break: Dec. 20, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2022_)
Lessons resume after Christmas break on January 3, 2022
(Spring break: Mar. 14-18, Mon. – Fri)
(Michelle’s wedding: We’ll be gone May 10-16, 2022)
ANDERSEN PIANO STUDIO RECITAL DAY: JUNE 11, 2022
(Last day of spring lessons: June 10, 2022)
ALL STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES, 2021-2022:
Parent-student-teacher conferences: First October lesson, at regular lesson times
Parents, please bring your calendars
Halloween Workshops: Oct. 3, 2021: Sunday, 2:00-2:45. 3:00-3:45, & 4:00-4:45 p.m.
For students only, in the backyard. Sign up in entry way
Come in costume, if you'd like!
Christmas Workshops: Tues., Dec. 14 at APS Studio
Adult Christmas Potluck & Musicale: Dec. 19, 5:00 p.m.
This is informal, and fun!!
Andersen Piano Studio Recital Day: JUNE 11, 2022
Schmitt Music Auditorium, Brooklyn Center
SALON SE LEVE CONCERTS: TBA for 2022-2023
No concerts scheduled for 2021-2022
Sundays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Hear some of MN's finest young artists play some of the best music ever written in the Art Gallery,
at Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church. Meet these young artists at the delicious receptions following the performances.
Quiet children are very welcome - listening and seeing will be inspirational!
*Chamber Chamboree & Alumni Extraordinaire Benefit Concert: the only SsL concert where tickets are required
All other concerts are free and open to the public; donations are graciously accepted, as all SsL concerts are funded by the generous support of its patrons and members.
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS
(Alphabetized by organization / event)
ADVANCED MASTER CLASS WITH DR. RICHARD LANGE:
Performers: Advanced students - invited by Deanna
A WINTER MUSICALE (for Contest Finalists): TBD
2996 Cleveland Ave., N.
Roseville, MN 55113
MINNEAPOLIS MUSIC TEACHERS FORUM RECITALS & PERFORMANCES
Schedule for 2021-2022
(Recitals on Saturdays and Sundays)
Sat. Oct. 16: Schmitt, Brooklyn Center (L)
Sat., Oct. 23: Schmitt Music, Southdale Square (L)
Sun., Oct. 31: Virtual (L)
Sun., Nov. 7: Living Waters Lutheran Church, Lino Lakes
Sun., Nov. 14: MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis (L)
Sat., Nov. 20: Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center
Sun., Dec. 5: Virtual (L)
Sat., Dec. 11: Schmitt Music, Southdale Square
Sun., Jan. 2: Living Waters Lutheran Church, Lino Lakes
Sat., Jan. 8: Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center
Sun., Jan. 16: Virtual
Sun., Jan. 23: MacPhail Center for Music
Feb. 5 all day and Feb. 6 (afternoon): Young Artist Critiqued Event Performance, Schmitt Music, Southdale Square
Sat., Feb. 12: Schmitt Music, Southdale Square (L)
Sat., Feb. 12: 9th Grade Music Award Auditions, Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center
Sun., Feb. 19: Virtual (L)
Sun., Feb. 19: Senior Music Award Auditions, Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center
Sat., Feb. 26: Schmitt Music, Southdale Square (L)
Sun., Mar. 13: Living Waters Lutheran Church (L) (C)
Sun., Mar. 20: Virtual
Sat., Mar. 26: Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center (T-A)
Sun., Apr. 10: MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis (L)
Sun., Apr. 24: Virtual
Sat., May 7: Schmitt Music, Southdale Square
Sun., May 22: All-Honors Recitals, Grades 5-11: Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, Mpls.
Sun., June 12: Senior Honors Recital: Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, Mpls.
(L) = Lollipop recitals also held on these days for students ages 8 and under on the recital day.
(C) = Composition recitals, featuring student compositions (bring written scores to recital) also held that day
(A-T) = Adult & Teen Beginner recitals also held that day
No judges are present for Lollipop, Composition, and Adult & Teen Beginner recitals.
Recitals are on Sunday afternoons between 12:30-4:00 p.m., except for * events
Students must have recital pieces memorized and performance-ready before registration.
Registration fees and time requests are due a month ahead of the recital dates listed above,
except for Saturday * events - ask Deanna
MN FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS PIANO FESTIVAL:
FEBRUARY 26. 2022
OAK HAVEN CHURCH, ANDOVER
1555 Constance Blvd., NE
Andover, MN 55304
Registration fees and time requests are due by Jan. 1, 2022
Pieces must be memorized and performance-ready by Jan. 25.
MN MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PROGRAMS: 2021-2022
Pieces must be performance-ready and memorized 6 weeks prior to performance.
*Event date may change depending on site availability.
District Contest: (Sat.-Sun.): Jan. 22-23, 2022: Bethel University
Registration for day and morning / afternoon requests due by Nov. 24, 2021
Finals Contest: (Sat.-Sun): Mar. 5-6, 2022: U of M, Ferguson Hall
Registration due Jan. 28, 2022*.
Young Artist Contest: Feb. 5, 2022: Univ. of Northwestern, St. Paul
Call backs: Feb. 6, Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center
Registratiion due Dec. 10, 2021!! (new deadline)
For Finalists Winners:
Honors Concert (20 grands on the stage!): May 21. 2022, 7:00 p.m., Mpls. Convention Center
Honors Concert Rehearsals with conductor: Apr. 9, Apr. 23, May 7: Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center
Winners may miss ONE of the first 2 rehearsals IF your written requested absence is approved 2 weeks prior
May 21: Dress rehearsal, Mpls. Convention Center
Registration due Mar. 23, 2022
Young Artist Winners Recital: June 12, 7:30 p.m. Double Tree by Hilton, Mpls. Park Place
PIANO SOLO FESTIVAL: Jan. 22-23, Bethel University, Arden Hills
Non-competitive; no theory requirement; students play any level
Student Composition Contest & Solo Festival:
Postmark deadline: Mar. 1
Student Composition Festival: Mar. 1
Registration and fee due by Feb. 23
June 12-14, 2022*: Composition Winners Recital: DoubleTree by Hilton, Mpls. Park Place
Nov. 13: Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Eagan
Nov. 14: Living Waters Lutheran Church, Lino Lakes
Nov. 20: Schmitt Music, Southdale Square
Nov. 20: Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Eagan
Registration and fee due 6 weeks before performance.
Feb. 6: Virtual (videos due by Jan. 7)
Apr. 23: Lake Hrriet United Methodist Church, Mpls.
Apr. 30: St. Anthony Park UCC, St. Paul
May 1: Tu Dance Center, St. Paul
Registration and fee due 6 weeks before exam.
MMTA Piano, Keyboard, Sight Playing, and Popular Styles Exams, Virtual:
Aug. 14, 2021
Nov. 6, 2021: videos due Nov. 6
May 14, 2022
MMTA Piano, Keyboard, Sight Playing, and Popular Styles Exams, In Person:
Dec. 5, 2021: K & S Studios, Woodbury
Feb. 5, 2022: Bethel University, Arden Hills
Apr. 9, 2022: Concordia University, St. Paul*
Apr. 10 (Sunday), 2022: K & S Studios, Woodbury
May 14, 2022: Virtual: Videos due by May 14
June 4, 2022: U of M, Minneapolis
Registration, fee, and time requests due 6 weeks before exam.
Play-a-thon: Feb. 12-13
Macy's Court, Mall of America, Bloomington
Registration due by Jan. 20
Virtual Popular Styles Exams:
Same dates as Piano Exams
Virtual Theory Exams
Aug. 14, 2021
Oct. 24, 2021
Dec. 11, 2021
May 14, 2022
In-Person Theory Exams
Aug. 28, 2021: Messiah Methodist Church, Plymouth
Nov. 20, 2021*: University of Northwestern, St. Paul
Mar. 13, 2022: K & S Studios, Woodbury
Apr. 30, 2022*: University of Northwestern, St. Paul
Registration, fee, and time requests due 6 weeks before exam.
MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION COMPETITIONS
Video recording due Oct. ?
Winners will advance to the West Central Division Online-only Video Competition
Finalists compete at the MTNA Convention, Chicago?
ONE-MINUTE CLUB PARTY, SEPT. 19, 2021: outside games & inside movie
For all of those who passed their note quizzes this year, come and celebrate!
PIANOFUN MINNESOTA COMPETITION: TBA
Video Submissions due Nov. 14?
SCALE OLYMPICS: June 5 (Sun.), 2022:
For students who can play 4-octave scales (hands together) in sixteenth notes with the metronome
for a judge here at the studio,
and who know their key signatures (quiz given).
Winner receives BEST BUY gift card, $35.00
Registration and pre-payment (10.00 per student) required by Apr. 15.
SCHUBERT CLUB SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITIONS: 2022 TBD
Applications open (Deadline: Jan. ?)
Winners Recital: Ordway Concert Hall
ST. PAUL PIANO TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (SATURDAY) RECITALS:
Z = Zoom recitals playing student videos, due a week before the recital listed
Oct. 9, 2021: 1:00-4:00 (Z)
Nov. 13, 2021: St. Luke Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove
Dec. 11, 2021: Prospect Park United Methodist Church, Cottage Grove
Feb. 12, 2022: 1:00-4:00 (Z)
Mar. 12, 2022: 1:00-4:00, Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center
Apr. 9, 2022: 1:00-4:00, Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center
May 14, 2022: Honors Recital: TBA
July 9, 2022: Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center
Pieces must be recital-ready and memorized 4 weeks before the recital day.
SPPTA Piano Concerto Competition: Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center: open to the public
Preliminaries: Dec. 4, 2022, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Finals: Dec. 4, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Winner Performance with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra:
Augustana Lutheran Church, West St. Paul?
Registration deadline: Oct. 14, 2021
THURSDAY MUSICAL: 2022 TBD
Young Artist Scholarship Competition:
WIRTH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS SPRING GALA: TBD
There may be openings at this event.
Concert & Dress Rehearsal Location: Sauk Rapids Performing Arts Center (high school auditorium)
1835 Osauka Rd. NE
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Enter Door 6
CONCERT: 6:30 p.m.
Performers: arrive in seats by 6:10
Tickets required for audience; call (320) 255-0318
$10 advance tickets; $15 day of concert
Seating is limited
Local rehearsals at Schmitt Music, Brooklyn Center:
WIRTH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS MUSICALE & PIZZA: TBD
Location: Wirth Center for the Performing Arts
823 First Street South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Cost: $5.00 per person