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All-Studio Recitals 2022-23 ♪ Essential Info for Students and Parents

Our Studio traditions 

Before March 2020, we were pretty set in our ways! For many years, we offered an informal small-group recital each December and a formal large-group recital each June. We considered each of these events to be "required" for our youth students. And in addition, we offered an Honors Recital each April. For this event, we invited a limited number of students to participate, based on objective achievement/participation criteria. Since March 2020, we've been in a constant state of experimentation and reinvention! But we've continued to provide meaningful performance opportunities to all students. On this page, we describe all our recital plans for the 2022-23 School Year.


IMG_1229.jpegStudio Horowitz Winter Recital 2022 ♪ December 17, 2022

Who will participate in our Winter Recital? 

Participation is strongly encouraged for all youth age 6+ who began lessons in our Studio before August 1, 2021. Students who began lessons after August 1 and/or age 5 may participate with teacher recommendation. Adult students are also welcome.

Eligibility

Students must have had a prior successful performance from memory within the last year (twelve months). The prior performance piece must be different from the recital piece. Typically, this prior performance would happen in our 2022 Summer Recital or in a spring 2022 or fall 2022 Workshop class. 

Repertoire and rehearsal requirements 

As in prior years, we will accept any piece or two pieces in any style or arrangement, so long as they are fully completed and memorized. Youth students must perform their recital piece(s) from memory in a prior Workshop class (common) or outside live event (uncommon). 

Sign-up and scheduling 

We'll schedule short/medium groups of up to 55+/- minutes in length. Students/parents will have the opportunity to request a time that fits your family schedule. We will invite current students to sign up with a simple Google form. The final schedule will depend on student sign-ups, but we imagine the first students will play at 9:30 AM and that the last group will be finished before 6:00 PM. 

Our concept: flexible, festive, informal 

It's become our tradition to host our Winter Recital in an "open house" format. We won't have a printed program and the program order is not announced in advance. We do ask our students to dress appropriately for a musical performance. We seek, simply, to gather together to enjoy live music, in person. 

Guests 

We welcome guests (your families, friends, grandparents, etc). 

Reception and health/safety plans

TBD. It's our hope to return to our tradition of a cupcake reception after the recital but it's too soon to make plans as of this writing (September 2022). 



Studio Horowitz Honors Recital 2022-23 ♪ Date TBD Spring 2023

We will host an in-person small-group Honors Recital in the early/mid spring. 

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 live events between September and January; OR, performed four+ pieces in live events in the past twelve months

♩intermediate or advanced level

♩nomination by the teacher

Invitations

Students who meet the above selection criteria will be invited by email to participate.  

Confirmation

A couple weeks before the recital, we'll check in to make sure that the invited students have a completed and memorized piece ready to share!

Who can attend? 

Our 2022-23 Honors Recital will be held in-person. We welcome not just performing students but also parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and community. 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 far 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.



IMG_0610.jpegStudio Horowitz Summer Recital 2023

We returned to our tradition of holding a large-group formal Summer Recital in 2022 and we plan for the same in 2023. 

Dates and details

Dates and details are TBD. Typically we hold our recital in early to mid June. 

Who will participate in our summer recital?

Participation is strongly encouraged for all youth age 6+ who began lessons in our Studio before January 1, 2023. Students who began lessons after January 1 and/or age 5 may participate with teacher's recommendation.

Eligibility

Students must have had at least one previous live performance, from memory, during the current school year. Most commonly, this would be at our Winter Recital or in a Workshop class. The previously-performed piece must be different from the summer recital piece(s). 

Repertoire 

New this year, we will return to our tradition of accepting only pieces in original form. That is, pieces originally composed for piano solo.* Students may play any one or any two pieces, so long as they are fully completed and memorized. If you choose to play two pieces, both piece must be of substantially equal quality and readiness. Multi-movement works are acceptable. Teachers will approve and supply all repertoire. Adult students may play from memory or with music. (*More info on suitable repertoire will be posted later.)

Rehearsals

Participating students must play their Summer Recital piece(s) from memory in a prior Workshop class or in a special rehearsal. The last workshop classes take place in mid-May. Special rehearsals will take place at the Studio, details TBD. 

Sign-up

Our 2023 Summer Recital will be scheduled on an opt-in basis. Students/parents must sign up to participate. We will send an invitation to sign-up to all eligible students by early May. There is no fee; recitals are included with your regular tuition. 

Guests

Our Summer Recital is a festive and fun celebration of our students' learning and achievement. You won't regret inviting guests. We warmly welcome non-performing students, siblings, parents, grandparents, and friends to join us.

Reception and health/safety plans

TBD. It's our hope to return to our tradition of a pot-luck deserts buffet, but it's too soon to make plans as of this writing (August 2022).