INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS, PARENTS

OUR CONCEPT, NEWLY UPDATED FOR 2017-18

We aim to reward youth students who are doing exemplary work…just because. Performing in the recital and receiving a certificate of participation are the only rewards.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR SELECTING STUDENTS?

Around March 1, we will identify students who have performed two different pieces from memory at workshop classes or outside events between September 1 and January 30 From among this group, we will invite all those students who we believe are likely to have an intermediate- or advanced-level piece ready to share, from memory, at the recital. A couple weeks before the recital, we’ll check in to make sure that these invited students have in fact completed and memorized a piece and are ready to share it. There is no application, no audition, and no fee.

OPTING OUT

It is our hope that those students honored with selection will choose to attend because they value the reward: participation in a very special, and relatively short, recital. If this reward is not motivating to you, you may decline to participate. (Please: advance notice of opt-outs/cancellations.)

WHO CAN COME?

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. All students, parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and community are all welcome.

NOT SELECTED?

Don’t worry! We aim to celebrate the achievement of those students whose effort has resulted in success at challenging traditional repertoire at a certain point in time. Those not selected outnumber those who are. Everyone is encouraged to look forward to this event for possible participation in future years—and to discuss with your teacher how this event may, or may not, fit in with your own learning, progress, and personal goals.

THE NEXT HONORS RECITAL WILL BE…

April 14, 2018. Time and place TBD

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