Student Activities

Your tuition includes many ways to enhance your music education at Groton Hill Music School, from workshops and special recitals to coaching sessions and competitions.

 Check out current opportunities!

Student Recitals

Student Recitals – for family, friends, and the Groton Hill Music School community to enjoy – help you build confidence, while providing goals for lessons and home practice. Participation is not required, but we encourage you to perform in at least two recitals each year. Student recitals are held in January/February and May/June. They are open to all instruments, ages, and abilities, and take place in one of our beautiful performance spaces.

We also offer Department Recitals at various times throughout the year, as well as Honors Recitals in the spring. For Honors Recitals, our string and piano teachers nominate their most skilled, dedicated, and improved students to perform. 

For details, contact your teacher or the Music School office at (978) 486-9524 or info@grotonhill.org.

Student Voice Soirees

Our cabaret-style soirees offer a relaxed performance opportunity for voice students of all ages and abilities, and an entertaining concert experience for the audience!

Upcoming Soiree: Saturday, March 16th at 7:00 pm in Skyview

Click here to sign up. For more details, contact your teacher or the Music School office at (978) 486-9524 or info@grotonhill.org.

Piano Performance Workshops

On-stage practice with expert coaching from our Music School faculty! These free workshops are ideal for students preparing for recitals, auditions, and competitions, or for those looking to refine a piece, learn best practices, and enhance their music making skills. 

  • Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:30am – Youth (up to age 17)
  • Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 12:30pm – Adults

Advance registration required and space is limited. If you would like to participate, please click here to sign-up.

District Mock Auditions

Will you be taking Junior or Senior District Auditions in strings, winds, brass, percussion, jazz, or voice? Rehearse your repertoire in a masterclass-style session and receive valuable feedback from the Groton Hill Music School faculty.

  • Junior District: Saturday, January 20, 2024, sign up for a spot between 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Tentative Schedule: (subject to change depending upon sign-ups)

  • 2:00 – Strings
  • 3:30 – Winds/Brass
  • Note: Vocal and Jazz auditions will be scheduled ad hoc 

Free for Groton Hill Music students; $20 participation fee for non-Groton Hill students.

Advance registration required! Groton Hill Students: click here to sign up. Non-Groton Hill Students:: click here to sign up.

Student Competitions

Our teachers train and prepare interested students to participate in many regional competitions as well as exclusive Groton Hill student competitions: 

Sally Chapin Piano Competition: Held annually, our Sally Chapin Piano Competition and Winners Concert take place in May with expert adjudicators from around the region providing feedback to our most advanced piano students.

This event requires an entry form and entry fee. Interested students should check with their teacher before signing up. Open to Groton Hill students only.

Competition Guidelines | Entry Form

Competition: Sunday, April 7, 2024
Winners Concert: Friday, May 3, 2024

Questions? Contact the Music School office at (978) 486-9524 or info@grotonhill.org.

Certification Program

Our Certification Program enhances your private lesson studies by encouraging the development of strong musicianship skills, and incorporating ensemble and special listening experiences. Our program offers six levels with a variety of options to fit the needs of each student. Learn more and enroll today!

Student Evaluations

Regular communication with your teacher helps you to stay focused on your musical goals, your strengths, and areas in need of improvement. Our faculty also provide a more formal evaluation of your musical progress through a written and or verbal progress report each fall.

Masterclasses and Workshops with Guest Artists

Learn professional playing, practicing, and performance strategies from a variety of our guest performers at these pre-concert workshops and masterclasses. Free for participating Groton Hill students. 

Community Outreach Performances

Student soloists and ensembles are sometimes asked to participate in our outreach programs throughout the region. These are wonderful opportunities for our musicians of all ages to share their talents with others, build performing experience, and volunteer in their community.