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  Recitals are considered a formal occasion.

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  There are certain social expectations.

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  Rules of behavior must be learned to be successful.

 

Recital Preparation

Performers deserve an attentive audience. When choosing to perform in a recital, make the commitment to remain for the entire program. Choose a date when you and your guests will be able to remain for the entire program.

Wear your dress-up clothes! Girls wear dresses or dressy pants; boys wear dress pants with a nice shirt, sweater, or jacket. Please do not feel obligated to spend money for new clothes; however, proper attire shows respect to the audience as well as your own accomplishments.

INAPPROPRIATE attire includes:

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    Old tennis shoes

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    T shirts

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    Jeans with holes

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    Clogs or high heels so high that you are unable to pedal

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    Rings on fingers, bangle bracelets, large watches

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    Anything that will interfere with performing

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    Anything that will distract the audience

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    Fingernail polish

Pay particular attention to your hands! Clean hands and well groomed nails are a must!

 

Performance Day


Be on time. Do not come late as this makes it difficult for those performing. Actually, it is a wise thing to be 15 minutes early and prepare yourself mentally for the performance. Calm down from the rush of everyday life. Be in your seat when the performance is ready to begin.

 

During a performance, there should be no talking or any distracting activities. This includes no gum chewing, or giggling, or whispering. Handle the recital programs quietly. Go to the bathroom BEFORE the performance.

 

Please follow the recital program closely so that you will know when your turn is coming. Rise and go to the stage after the previous performer has bowed. Adjust the situation to suit your needs: pianists adjust the bench height and distance from the piano. Pause and collect your thoughts. Begin when you are ready. After your performance, face the audience and acknowledge the applause with a bow and smile. Remember this is an opportunity to share with others your special abilities. This should not, however, be construed to be an extremely stressful time in a young musicians life. The atmosphere should be relaxed as possible and be a positive experience. Have a good time making music! You are encouraged to invite as many friends and family as you wish. The recital hall is large and can accommodate large numbers. Remember this is a public performance and is invited to share your accomplishments.

 

Master Class

Requirements 

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Diligent practice and preparation.

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Abide by the your teacher's instruction when performing

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Play the best you can! Poor preparation and sloppy music is embarrassing to yourself. It is not cool.

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Be able to take constructive criticism publicly in front of a group. It is meant to help you in your music studies.

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Remember, the entire group is here to learn.

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Have an open mind to try new things.

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Be a good sport and laugh at yourself.

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Try to make corrections as directed on the spot by the master teacher to improve your performance.

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Remember, the master teacher is here to HELP YOU!

Order 

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Remember, the master teacher is here to HELP YOU!

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Perform your piece as if at a recital and bow when finished.

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Return to the piano bench and await quietly the instructions, comments, or whatever  direction from the master teacher.

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Try what he/she says. Be a good sport, keeping an open mind. Those suggestions come from years of experience. 

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You might like the results.

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Be grateful for the artist's time spent with you by thanking him/her and shaking his/her hand at the end of your session.

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You are privileged to have him/her to hear you.

 

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