2022 Honors Recital: Our Concept
We aim to reward 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?
We hope to hold the 2022 Honors Recital in-person. We hope to welcome not just students but also parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and community to join us. Our Honors Recital performances are an example of what is possible with faithful study!
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!
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 23 or 30, 2022. Details TBD.