INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS, STUDENTS, PARENTS

OUR CONCEPT, NEWLY UPDATED FOR 2018-19

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?

There is no application, no audition, and no fee. We invite students based on the following criteria: 1) performed two+ pieces in two+ workshop classes or outside events between September and January; 2) intermediate/advanced level; 3) nomination by the teacher.

INVITATIONS

Students who meet the above selection criteria will be invited by email to participate. These invitations will be sent in February. We may choose performance groups, times, and venue based on your replies. We’ll announce all details to invited students and to our larger Studio community by early March.

CONFIRMATION

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!

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 the performance of challenging 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 fit in with your own learning, progress, and personal goals. And come join us anyway! You’ll hear what you’ll be playing next year…or the year after that!

THE NEXT HONORS RECITAL WILL BE…

April 2019. Time date and place TBD

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