Four photos: the Ragazze Girl Choir singing on stage, a student playing piano at the Honors Recital, students and their instructor playing on stage at a chamber ensembles concert, a student crashing cymbals at a band concert

Performance represents an essential part of a student's musical growth. Students are urged to take advantage of opportunities to perform and to listen to others perform. Community Music School performances include departmental recitals, general student recitals, honors recitals, faculty recitals, master classes, and numerous performances by all of our ensembles during the year. Families are encouraged to attend as many performances as possible; most are free or at low admission cost.

Please see the calendar below for our upcoming events, and click on the event titles for more information.

Click here to view our recital FAQ.

COVID-19 Update

In order to preserve the health and safety of our community, all in-person events have been canceled. There are no virtual events planned at this time. We will post updates on this page when it is safe to gather again. 

Thank you for understanding.

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 for free or at a low cost. Master classes are always free and open to observers and family members.


The Community Music School's logo: two stylized sixteenth notes with a tie on the bottom, making it look like a smiley face.