A supportive musical community is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Lawrence Community Music School, and we are grateful for an appreciative community that celebrates our students' achievements.

Performance represents an essential part of a student's musical growth, and students are urged to take advantage of opportunities to perform and to listen to others perform. Lawrence Community Music School performances include departmental recitals, general student recitals, honors recitals, faculty recitals, master classes, and numerous performances by our ensembles during the year. Families are encouraged to attend as many performances as possible throughout the year. Visit our Recital FAQ for more information about recital attendance.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 23

11:30 a.m. Community Gamelan Performance at Rhythms of the World
Houdini Plaza (downtown Appleton)

Saturday, October 21

1:30 p.m. Music of the Mountains: A Piano Recital of Mountain-themed Music
Presented by the students of Nell Buchman
Aylward Gallery, UWO-Fox Cities Campus


3:00 p.m. LYSO & FVSYO Concert Orchestra Concert
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
7:00 p.m. Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble Concert
Lawrence Memorial Chapel


Piano Recitals: Time TBD
Harper Hall and Shattuck Hall, Rooms 156 & 163


Student Recitals: Time TBD
Shattuck Hall, Rooms 156 & 163


2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Girl Choir Concerts
Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Honors Recital

The Community Music School presents an Honors Recital each year in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Participants are nominated by their teachers; finalists are chosen by audition, playing before two judges. A reception in their honor immediately follows the recital. The Honors Recital is free and open to the public.

Master Classes and Guest Artists

Over the course of each academic year, guest teaching artists from other parts of the country visit the Lawrence Community Music School. Students who study with Community Music School or Conservatory teachers are nominated to participate. Master classes are always free and open to the public.