2021 Honors Recital: Our Concept 

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: 

♩performed two+ pieces in two+ workshop classes or outside events between September and January
♩intermediate or advanced level
♩nomination by the teacher


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 in March. 


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!  

Who Can Attend?

The 2021 Honors Recital will be held remotely, using YouTube Live. Students, parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and community are all welcome to watch the recital on our YouTube channel. Our Honors Recital performances are an example of what is possible with faithful study!

Not Selected?

Don’t worry! We aim to celebrate the achievement of those students whose effort has resulted in the successful 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!

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.

Dates and Details

We will hold our Honors Recital in short groups on Saturday April 24, 2021 at 3:00 PM using YouTube Live. Students may perform remotely. For those students whose instrument or tech is not suitable, we will also offer the choice of performing from the Studio. There will be no audience at the Studio. All audience members will watch from home. To join us, just head over to our YouTube channel! You may need to refresh the page at/after 3PM.