The purpose of recitals is to allow our students to display all the skills that have been on working so diligently and also of course to have fun! It can also be a source of anxiety for performers if the proper etiquette is not followed. We wanted to supply our families with a few helpful tips to guide both our performers as well as our audience through our studio’s recital the Saturday, April 18th.
The first step to a great performance is proper attire. This is a formal occasion so anything you would wear to the beach or to the gym is a no-go (i.e. flip flops, sneakers, t-shirts, athletic shorts, anything revealing). You will also want to avoid anything to flashy, as the music should be the star of the show. It is also not a bad idea to practice in the clothes that you plan to wear to make sure that the clothing will not interfere in anyway with the performance as well as being making sure that are comfortable. Ladies should be keep in mind that thy will be performing on a raised stage so be cognizant of dress and skirt lengths.
Students, when it is your turn to take the stage quietly rise and find you place on the stage. Collect your thoughts and begin when you’re ready, don’t forget to take a deep breath! When your performance comes to an end graciously bow and return to your assigned seat. While fellow musicians are performing it is of the upmost importance that you respect their stage time as they will they have respected yours. Talking and whispering is not acceptable.
Audience members play a huge role on running a smooth recital. It is imperative that you do not cause any distraction to the performers. Please arrive on time. If you do arrive late please wait until the current performer has completed their piece before entering the hall and taking your seat (wait for applause to signify the end of the piece). We ask that crying children be accompanied out the hall but any other adjusting of seating arrangements, exiting and entering the hall is strongly discouraged. Whistling, yelling or other loud methods of congratulations is also discouraged. The proper congratulation is a resounding applause. Please refrain from flash photography and video recording.
We are so excited to get all of our studio families together for this joyous occasion! We cannot thank all so much for you time and hard work!