Our studio participates in a variety of performance events throughout the course of the year. Students of all ages and ability levels have the opportunity to participate in formal recitals and festivals, as well as fun, informal community performances. There’s an event on this list for everyone! Students are eligible to participate in events sponsored by the Kansas City Music Teachers Association (KCMTA), the Olathe Music Teachers Association (OMTA) and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) in addition to events hosted by our private studio.
OMTA Halloween Recital
Our studio will partner with another studio from the Olathe area to present an informal recital of autumn and Halloween-themed music at a local nursing home. Students are encouraged to come in costume, and usually have the opportunity to “trick-or-treat” through the commons area after the recital! All elementary students are welcome to participate in this event – even new beginners.
Saturday, October 27, 2011 @ Greenwood Terrace
Grade 6 & under. Piano & Clarinet
At several times during the year, intermediate and advanced students have the opportunity to take a lesson with a Master Teacher (typically a concert artist or collegiate-level instructor). Master Lessons provide students with a wonderful opportunity to receive outside feedback on repertoire and technique.
OMTA Master Lessons: November; Instructor & Exact Dates TBA
NFMC Master Lessons: February, Instructor & Exact Dates TBA
Intermediate Level & above. Piano. $$
Sunday, November 4, 2012 @ MNU Bell Center (time TBA)
Late Elementary Level & above. Piano & clarinet. (By invitation)
KCMTA Holiday Program
This year’s holiday program will give students an opportunity to serve their community by performing holiday music at St. Joseph Medical Center for patients and visitors. (Note: This event has been moved from Crown Center this year due to scheduled renovations in the space we have previously used.)
Saturday, December 8, 2012 @ St. Joseph Medical Center
Late Elementary Level & above. Piano & Clarinet
Christmas Recording Project
As students learn and polish pieces through the year, we’ll record their favorites at lessons, to be included on a personal CD album. This year, students will also have the opportunity to design cover artwork, if desired. Students may pick up their finished projects at their last lesson in December. This is a great opportunity for students to share their work without the stress of a live performance!
January – December
All ages and ability levels. Piano
KCMTA Multi-Piano Concert
This exciting ensemble event features duet teams performing simultaneously on a stage full of 16 grand pianos, under the direction of a professional conductor.
Students are paired with a duet partner from within our studio, then join with other students from across the Kansas City area for the concerts. Two rehearsals are required prior to this concert.
Rehearsal – Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ Schmitt Music (Overland Park)
Rehearsal – Saturday, February 10, 2013 @ The Lied Center (Lawrence)
Concert – Sunday, February 11, 2013 @ The Lied Center (Lawrence)
Late elementary level and above. Piano. $$
OMTA Solo Festival
For this event, students prepare one solo selection to be performed for a judge. Each student receives a written critique and award. Students also showcase their knowledge of theory through a written theory program. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive outside feedback on their skills in a positive festival environment.
March/April 2013 (exact date and location TBA)
All ages & ability levels. Piano & clarinet. $$
KSHSAA Solo & Ensemble Festivals
Clarinet students prepare one solo selection to perform for a judge. each student will receive a critique and rating. Middle school students participate in District level festivals, high school students participate in Regional and State level festivals.
District Festivals – Late March (vary by school)
Regional Festival – Saturday, April 13, 2013
State Festival – Saturday, April 27, 2013
6th Grade and above. Clarinet.
Studio Spring Recitals
This is our end of the school-year finale! Studio spring recitals will showcase student performances and creative projects. All students are encouraged to participate in one of two recitals held on the same evening.
May 2013 – exact date TBA
All ages & ability levels. Piano & clarinet.
$$ denotes events requiring entry fees