Selected Sundays, 3:00 P.M.
|Postmark Deadline||Recital Dates|
|September 25||October 8|
|October 30||November 12|
|January 8||January 21|
|February 12||February 25|
|April 9||April 22|
Our recitals are hosted for students who want opportunities to perform outside their teachers’ studios. Students should have some performing experience before playing in these recitals, and should have a minimum of four months of instruction with their current teacher. Participating teachers must be members in good standing of RMTA. It is advisable for teachers to attend one of these recitals before submitting students.
To enter students in a recital, please send the following information to the chairman (see above):
Submit entries by e-mail or postal mail. Postal mail entry should be on 8½ x 11 inch paper. Please submit your entry AFTER the concert preceding the one you are applying for, and BEFORE the Postmark Deadline (see above).
Each participating teacher may submit up to three entries per recital. For special situations, please contact the chairman. Entries may include solos, duets, and ensembles (a grand piano is provided at the site). In case of a duplication of repertoire, the first entry received by the chairman will be accepted; another piece may be substituted if the entry is not accepted.
To allow for many participants, usually only one piece is played. In the case of multiple movements, the playing time for each entry is restricted to seven minutes.
Performance material should come from standard concert repertoire. If there is a question about repertoire, please consult the chairman. Solo pieces must be performed from memory; duet and ensemble players may use music. The order of the program is set by the chairman and cannot be changed on the day of the program.
The time for trying out the piano is 2:30-2:55, before the concert. The concert piece should not be played through during warm-up: only fragments or technical exercises are allowed. Time limit for warm-ups is 2 minutes.
"Party dress" is best: boys in slacks and dress shirts with a tie, girls in a modest dress or pants outfit . High heels, sport sneakers, and flip-flops are discouraged. It is advised that students stage a “dress rehearsal” at home, playing in the clothes he or she plans to wear for the recital.
Please introduce yourself and your student to the chairman or presiding teacher when you arrive, at which time you will be directed where to sit.
It will be assumed that your students and their families have been tutored in Recital Protocol, Dress Code, etc. (see above).
The chairman will ask participating teachers to serve occasionally as the Master or Mistress of Ceremonies (welcoming the audience, supervising the recital, dismissing for the reception). You may also be asked to be a member of the “clean-up crew” after the reception. If you are doing one of these jobs, you do not need to bring juice or cookies. Volunteers are welcome; if you have a preferred date to serve in one of these capacities, make that known to the chairman.
Each participating teacher should bring one package (2 dozen) cookies or a treat that is easily eaten out of hand (no plates, only napkins are provided). Each teacher should arrange their unwrapped cookies on one of three large platters that we provide for you. You may bring a plastic bag to take left-overs home.
Also, bring a 2-quart (approximately) jar of apple juice and put it on the reception table near the punch bowl. If the punch bowl is not already full, add yours to the bowl. An ice-ring will be provided to keep the juice cool. Unopened jars will be kept for a future recital.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
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