This year our chapter's holiday recital will be online! This means you will record your performance, send it to us, and we will edit it into a video that premiere's on Youtube! Not only will you get practice performing, you will get practice recording, which is part of every musician's life! The recital will be live via a "Premier" which will air on December 9th, 2023 at 4:00 pm. If we have many submissions, there will be a time stamp so you can just watch your teacher's students. The recital will air live for the duration of the recital (no rewinding will be possible) but will remain on the YouTube channel publicly, indefinitely, after it airs. After the recital, you can send it to family and friends, and spread some holiday cheer!
We have a student limit of 30 for this recital. First come, first served, so sign up as soon as the registration opens! Teachers if you have three or more students, I will need you to submit a small video introduction of your studio, and share it on google drive with firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will open November 1st. There will be a deadline to submit performance videos by December 5th by 8 pm.
Important Dates Registration opens November 1st Registration and Video Submission DEADLINE: December 5th at 8pm Holiday Recital Premier: December 9th, 2023, 4pm
Protocol for Youtube Recitals Preparation Students will play one prepared piece, not longer than 5 minutes. (Exceptions for VERY young beginners whose pieces are 30 seconds long…they may play two pieces).
Video Submissions: Appropriate Attire: Dress up as you would for a live performance. (No shorts, jeans, and T-shirts. Guys, please wear a collared shirt, if possible. If you have long hair, please have it pulled back so we can see your faces!) Background: Make sure you are in a quiet space with no other noise (pets, air filters, televisions) and no distractions. Bowing: Bow to the audience (the camera) BEFORE AND AFTER your performance. An applause sound will be edited in. *clap clap*
Filming: A. If filming on a smart phone, please hold the phone horizontally (sideways) INSTEAD of vertical (up and down). B. Make sure both your face and hands and instrument are in the camera screen. C. We recommend doing more than one take and having your teacher help you pick the best one. D. Please upload videos via GOOGLE DRIVE or DROP BOX and give permission to Susan Speicher at email@example.com. Then E-MAIL the video link(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it is not possible for you to use the later programs, then you can e-mail the video directly to Susan. However, the quality of the video will be more clear if you upload via Google Drive or Dropbox.