Are recitals a requirement? Recitals aren't required but I encourage any and every student to participate. It's not about how impressive you are or how long you've been playing but the fact that you prepared something, followed through, had incredible amounts of courage and you did it! That's an awesome feeling that boosts confidence and inspires us.
There will be a $30 per student recital fee which helps to cover venue fees, program preparation, and a gift for every performer.
Please arrive 15-20 min. early.This extra time is a perfect opportunity for your child to test the piano and get used to the room. Some students have not had a chance to play on such a large instrument or play in such a large space and it can be intimidating, so having a chance to see it and practice parts of their piece can help ease the nerves. Should you arrive late, as in after the recital has started, please wait to enter during a break in performances. Entering during a performance is distracting to the performer and audience so please be courteous to your fellow audience members. Per the program, students will walk up when it is their turn in the program, and return to their seat upon finishing. There will be no introduction for each student so it is important to follow the program.
There is a parking lot to the side of the building.
Recital dress is similar to Sunday best- No jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, etc. Girls in knee-length or longer dresses or slacks, boys in dress pants and buttoned dress shirts with ties preferred, or suits. No spaghetti straps, no platform shoes, flip-flops, or athletic footwear. Please do not wear dangling, jingling jewelry. Recitals are a special occasion, so audience members should dress accordingly, too.
Please show respect to all audience members and performers by staying as quiet and still as possible during the recital. This includes talking and loud whispering !
Boisterous applause is encouraged after EVERY student to show appreciation for their hard work.
If you have small children, I suggest sitting toward to back or at the end of your row should you need to exit during the recital.
Invite your Friends:
The auditorium has plenty of room, so invite your family and friends to support your child! Please stress the importance to any of your guests of arriving early, or on-time.
This is a special event for your child so video and photography is encouraged, however please ensure it does not block the view for another audience member. There will also be time for group and individual pictures post-recital.