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Academy Student Performances: June Recitals
June 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Student prep for months to play in this event. The performances are polished and students dress up in more formal attire. Pieces must qualify to be accepted into this event. Prior to the event, students must be able to perform their piece at least once in their lessons with formal ettique including bowing. They get many chances to reach this level and may try to achieve this over the course of many weeks. We do not expect perfect performances on the day of the recital, yet we find that when students know that they can perform this way, they tend to feel more confident for the actual performance day.
The three preparation levels that students must achieve prior to this event are:
BLUE LEVEL: Play the piece with 2 or less mistakes using their written music
RED LEVEL: Play thier piece with no mistakes while reading their music
GOLD LEVEL: Play their piece with formal bowing with no mistakes for memory
ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL LEVELS
GREEN: Students may also achieve this level on instruments where this is appropriate. For this level, they must play their piece while counting their rhythm outloud with no mistakes. They may also just articulate the rhythm of the whole piece verbally without playing it on their instrument. This level proves what Academy teacher Brian proclaims to his students about rhythm, “if you can say it, you can play it”!
PLATINUM: For students who are performing more than one piece, this level is achieved by playing all pieces in performance order with bowing, for memory, with no mistakes. This level is difficult to achieve for many students. We mostly have this level to bring awareness to how complex this can be. This level helps manage expectations, because although most students struggle to achieve this level with unlimited chances in their lessons, they often expect themselves to be able to do this in front of an audience.
Specific times to be announced as we get closer to the event and build the programs.