The Spring Recital is open to all instrumental and voice students - beginning through advanced - including those in the Young Performers classes. The recitals are designed to be positive experiences to help motivate beginning students and showcase more advanced. We highly recommend that every student participate in the final Spring Recital, as it is a valuable part of any musician's education and source of training and life skills that go beyond a student's time on stage. All recital costs are included with tuition.
The Spring Recital includes several programs scheduled throughout the recital day. To participate, students complete a Recital Entry Form with the assistance of their instructor and submit it to the studio office. Students will be asked to perform their selections mid-spring to a select panel of teachers, including the studio director, to aid in preparation and appropriate program placement. Selections may be edited as deemed necessary by the studio director and panel. On-site rehearsals will be held the week of the recital. This gives students the opportunity to practice with the recital piano and do a sound check prior to the performance.
Save the date for our Spring Recital - Saturday, June 1, 2019. Students will be assigned to appropriate programs later in the semester after presentation to the panel, and changes in times will not be an option. Also, make a note of the panel presentation dates (March 25-29) and the on-site rehearsal dates (May 28-31) and keep those dates clear on your schedule, as students will be assigned to a time during one of these dates. These presentations and rehearsals will take the place of our regular lesson schedule.
During the fall, students will have two different opportunities to perform. The first is a Community Outreach event open to all private lesson students on FRiday, October 13, 2018. Students should have fun with this event and are encouraged to wear a costume that coordinates with the piece they are playing. We want this early event to have a more casual, relaxed atmosphere that showcases the JOY of performing music!
The second is the Fall Honors Recital, for students participating in our Honors program. Students will be performing their first of three required selections at this recital. This will be an enjoyable recital for all of our Centerstage students to attend!
The Honors program is a track for private students with more experience and higher goals, as it helps to prepare for local competitions and college entrance auditions. The Honors Program requires students to perform standard repertoire from at least three different musical eras. The selections can be played at one recital or divided between two recitals throughout the same academic year. Repertoire must receive prior approval. Pianists and vocalists must perform by memory. Students who successfully complete these requirements and fulfill these rigorous standards will be awarded an engraved Medal at the culmination of the Spring Recital.