Where do I buy my tickets?
Tickets will be sold at the door at the event.
Rehearsal (group practice for the performance)
- Where Starlight (Delta studio)
- When Friday, December 13, 7:00pm-8:30ish
- ALL performers must remain for the entirety of the rehearsal. They are not only practicing their own pieces, but are also practicing being good audience members, as well as overall performance etiquette. Since they will be staying for the whole performance as well, this is an opportunity for them to prepare for the experience.
- Who All performers and their teachers. Performers can be dropped off and picked up; there will be adult supervision the whole time, and before and after.
- Bring Your guitar if you're playing guitar; any tabs, sheet music, and/or other notes for your piece; water
- Wear Preferably, wear what you plan to wear to the recital (see below) for teacher approval. If that's not possible, dress nicely following studio dress code.
Recital rehearsals are mandatory for ALL performers in the recital.
Recital (performance day)
-Don’t consume dairy or chocolate (1-2 days before the show) as this will thicken mucus and saliva in the throat and nose.
-Stay hydrated, drink lots of water! Know that extreme temperatures that can damage the throat or cause tension.
-Foods that can dry you out: caffeine, salt, sugar. Tea can actually make your throat feel dry too.
-Honey is good for a sore throat. Lemon is good for congestion. But not the other way around!
-Common sense: Screaming or doing weird/loud things with your voice before singing is never a good idea.
-Practice your pieces at least once every day.
-Try rehearsing your pieces from memory to iron out any issues. It is also useful to have a few points in the song where you can restart should things go wrong, or, if you are a singer, a few spots where you can jump back in. This will save you from having to start back at the beginning or, even worse, quit in the middle of the song.
– Find some people to perform your piece for. The only way to simulate the nerves and pressure of performance is to perform in front of real live people.
-Once you’ve got your piece down, take some time to relax and just enjoy playing and listening to yourself because if you enjoy your music, so will your audience.