Performance Opportunities

With more than 250 recitals, concerts and events by students, faculty and guest artists each year, performance is an extremely important part of Third Street’s musical life. Public performances help students set and achieve goals, and experience other aspects of music and dance at Third Street as well as professional performances by faculty and guest artists. The School strongly encourages students to perform as often as possible.

Music Hours

Music Hours are student recitals led by each Department Chairperson. Music Hours provide an opportunity for students to try out new pieces, polish old ones and prepare for upcoming recitals and concerts in a relaxed, informal, supportive and nurturing environment. Students are expected to attend Music Hours to perform, as well as learn how to become good audience members.

Music Hours take place on Saturday afternoons for both string and piano students; on Monday evenings for woodwind, brass and percussion students; and at varying days and times for the guitar department and voice department.

Studio Recitals

Each faculty member presents his/her students in an annual recital, usually during the second half of the school year.

Department Recitals

Each department gives recitals throughout the year to showcase students who have made significant progress. Students are recommended to perform at a Department Recital by their instructor. Department Chairperson approval is required.

Program & Special Concerts

All large and small ensembles, as well as students of chamber music, dance and composition will perform in concerts at varying times throughout the year.

Major Third Street Concerts

Students are selected by audition to perform at the Stowe C. Phelps Annual Student Concert held in the spring, the Holiday Concert held in the winter and other concerts and events throughout the year.