Studio Horowitz Honors Recital 2023-24 ♪ DATE TBD
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
Students who meet the above selection criteria will be invited by email to participate.
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 2023-24 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!
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 2024
We returned to our tradition of holding a large-group formal Summer Recital in 2023 and we plan for the same in 2024.
Dates and details
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, 2024. Students who began lessons after January 1 and/or age 5 may participate with teacher's recommendation.
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).
We will program 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. All repertoire will be supplied and approved by the teacher. Duets and chamber music are also welcome; memory optional for duets. Adults age 19+ are welcome; memory optional for adults. *For more details on suitable/acceptable repertoire, please contact your teacher or Mr. Horowitz.
Participating students must play their Summer Recital piece(s) from memory in a prior Workshop class or in a special rehearsal or in an outside event (uncommon). The last workshop classes take place in mid-May. Special rehearsals will take place at the Studio (TBD but usually in early June).
Our 2024 Summer Recital will be scheduled on an opt-in basis. Students/parents must sign up to participate (deadline in May, date TBD). We will send an invitation to sign-up to all eligible students. There is no fee; recitals are included with your regular tuition.
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
We plan pot-luck deserts buffet in the parlor after each recital group. More info will be sent to participating students.