Studio Horowitz Honors Recital 2021-22 ♪ Saturday April 9, 2022
It is our hope and intention to host an in-person small-group Honors Recital on Saturday, April 9, 2022. It is possible that unknown developments in the coronavirus situation could require us to adapt our plans. But as of this update (9/22/21), we hope for an entirely in-person event.
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'll choose times and related details based on your replies at that time. We'll announce the schedule and other practical details to our entire Studio community in March.
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?
We hope to hold our 2021-22 Honors Recital in-person. We hope to welcome not just students but also parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, and community. 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 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!
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.
Studio Horowitz Summer Recital 2022
It's our hope to return to our tradition of a large-group formal Summer Recital with a beautiful printed program and festive reception. In 2019 and before, we always hosted this event on one or two days 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, 2022. Students who began lessons after January 1 and/or age 5 may participate with teacher's recommendation.
Repertoire and rehearsal requirements
Repertoire requirements TBD. But in 2019 and before, we accepted any piece or any two pieces in original form (that is, a piece originally composed as a piano solo). All repertoire must be fully completed and memorized. There is a new experience requirement this year: to participate in our Summer Recital, students must have had at least one previous performance experience during the current school year (from memory). Most commonly, this would be at our Winter Recital or in a Workshop Class. In addition, participating students must play their Summer Recital piece(s) from memory in a prior Workshop class or in a special rehearsal. Dates and details for the special rehearsals TBD.
Sign-up, scheduling, and additional details
As of this update (9/22) it is still early in our year, and the future still feels uncertain! Schedule, rehearsal, and other details will be posted to this space by early May or before.