Recitals are a wonderful time of celebraton. The teachers at Music Maker Workshops want all participants to have a positive experience. We encourage all students to use this checklist as a reference when they are practicing to help them successfully prepare for the recital.
I. Music Score: Student can announce ﬁrst and last name, song title and composerʼs name clearly.
II. Tempo and Rhythm: Student can play with the correct tempo and rhythm.
III. Articulation: Student can play all the articulation. This includes slurs, phrase marks, staccato, accents, and legato.
IV. Dynamics: Student plays music with dynamics, referring to the volume (ƒ or p) of the notes or ensemble. Also student can execute the correct dynamic changes (crescendo and diminuendo, etc).
V. Accuracy in Performance: Student has realistically practiced enough to be accurate and confident on stage.
VI. Memorization: Student has song memorized. Student has it
completely memorized a minimum of 2 weeks before the recital date.
VII. Appearance: Student has put thought into what he or she will wear the day of recital. Student has practiced the song at home with the same clothes and shoes. Remember to limit accessories because they can become distractions and may prevent you from playing your best.