Day and Time: Sunday, 3:00 P.M.
|Postmark Deadline||Recital Dates|
|September 26||October 9|
|October 31||November 13|
|January 9||January 22|
|February 13||February 26|
|April 10||April 23|
To enter students in a recital, please send the following information to the chairman: student’s name as you wish to have it printed in the program, age, school grade, title of the composition, name of the composer, character and level of the piece, duration of the piece; the teacher’s name as you want it printed in the program, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Entries may be submitted by e-mail or postal mail. It is helpful if postal mail submissions are on 8 ˝” by 11” paper. Please do not submit entries until the completion of the concert that is held before the one you want to enter (for instance, the November recital entries and only November entries should be submitted after the October recital has been played).
Each teacher may submit from one to three entries (students or ensembles) per recital. The number of entries may be limited by the total number of participants; try to space your students so that you have three on one recital, three on another, etc. If the same composition is submitted by two different students, the first one entered will be used; the second submission may be changed or the performance of that piece may be postponed until the next recital.
Generally, one piece is played; if a multi-movement work or two pieces are desired, they should be limited to a total playing time of seven minutes.
New RMTA members should attend a student recital before submitting an entry. Teachers submitting entries must be in good standing, having paid membership dues in full.
Teachers must submit entries by the postmark deadline for each recital. Participating teachers will receive a confirmation by e-mail or telephone call.
Pieces should be taken from the standard piano repertory. Popular songs or simplified arrangements are not acceptable. (Intermediate or advanced level duets or ensemble arrangements of popular song arrangements will be accepted.) Young students may use original piano pieces or classic-theme pieces from a method book. Questions about repertoire may be submitted to the chairman.
All pieces must be performed from memory, except for duets and ensembles. Students of all instruments (excluding organ) and voice are encouraged to participate.
The time for warming up on the performance piano is 2:30 – 2:55. The performance piece should not be played as a warm-up, although short excerpts may be played. Scales or exercises such as Hanon are fine, as are other pieces in the student’s repertoire. Remember to try the pedal if you will be using it. The chairman, teacher, or parent should assist with adjustment of the bench.
Boys should wear dress slacks, dress shirt and tie with dark shoes and socks. Girls should wear a dress or a skirt and blouse or a pants outfit, midriff covered, shoes should have flat or moderate heels (no flip-flops or similar beach sandals). No tennis shoes, denim clothes, or sports uniforms. You should be comfortable but more dressed up than a normal school day.
Teachers should attend the recital and let the chairman know that their students have arrived. If you are a new participant, please introduce yourself to the chairman. If someone arrives late, they should come in quietly between performers and sit in any convenient spot that will not disturb the audience or the performers.
Teachers should instruct students and their parents that they are expected to stay for the entire program. The program can be expected to last no longer than an hour and 15 minutes. Teachers should ask parents not to move about during a performance; if it is necessary to leave their seat, it should be done between performers.
Participating teachers are asked to bring no more than 24 cookies or brownies for the reception. Punch and supplies are furnished by RMTA. The reception may be set up and supervised by an RMTA member or parent assisting the chairman.
No flash photography is allowed during the recital. Cameras that do not flash are permitted. Cell telephones and pagers must be silenced. Stationary video equipment may be set up at the rear or side of the hall without blocking aisles and walkways.
Students should arrive at least 15 minutes in advance and check in with their teacher and the chairman. Students are encouraged to bow before and after his or her performance. Students sit together and remain for the entire program. If they cannot remain for the entire program, they should schedule their performance on another day.
The order of the program is at the discretion of the chairman; other than omissions due to an oversight by the chairman, there will be no last-minute changes to the program order or changes of repertoire. Special requests about these things should be taken care of before the deadline.
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