My studio recital this year was held in March, but I’m blogging about it today! I have lots of pictures to share.
In this photo, I’m welcoming the audience to our 2016 Studio Recital.
Our venue this year was the historic Pemberville Opera House. It is so beautiful inside, and they have a wonderful piano.
I kicked things off by playing an arrangement of Moon River.
Did you notice the projector screen in that last photo?
The venue allowed me to use their projector system, so I was able to do something I’ve always wanted to do for a studio recital: show student artwork with each piece being performed.
During the weeks prior to the recital, I collected student artwork to accompany their recital pieces.
I scanned all of the artwork and then inserted the images into a Powerpoint slideshow.
This project opened many doors for discussions during lessons about how to go about expressing a particular mood or subject through our playing.
After the recital, I received feedback from a number of audience members about how enjoyable it was to have the visual component of the artwork during the recital.
It’s something I definitely plan to do again next year!
We had a couple of duets on the program…
Everyone did such a nice job.
I’m so proud of each and every one of my students.
We had a great recital.
Here, I’m making closing remarks.
As is our tradition, I presented each student with a recital rose afterwards.
I really love this group photo.
Here’s hoping that your studio recital this year goes/went fabulously!