“Solo Honors” Recital for all instruments
There will be two Solo Honors Recitals: Monday at 5:15 pm and Tuesday at 5:15 pm at the Vilar Performance Center. Students who would like to be considered to play on the daily Honors Recital audition by completing the Solo Recital Audition Form and sending one YouTube video audition link of one performance of one well-polished, memorized piece from the Suzuki repertoire. If the piece is multi-movement, submit only one movement. Piano accompaniment is required on your audition video unless your piece is composed for solo instrument without accompaniment. Click for Video Audition Directions
Recitals are approximately 35 minutes in length and participants are chosen though a video audition process before Institute. Approximately 7 students per recital will perform, representing all instruments and a variety of levels. Audition videos are judged anonymously by an impartial, rotating committee of experienced teachers. The committee chooses performers who will best represent fine examples of Suzuki performance for their age and level. Therefore, there is a very strong preference for repertoire from the Suzuki books. Students must perform the same memorized, polished piece which they submit for audition. Only one audition per student can be submitted.
Late auditions will not be accepted. Only YouTube video format will be accepted; audio or video discs are not accepted. Solo Honors Recital applications must be received by April 10th.
For those selected to play, a staff accompanist is provided for a rehearsal and the recital performance. All students applying will be notified by email on April 30th.
Plan your travels carefully. All rehearsals with piano accompaniments will take place on Sunday, 2:00-2:45 pm. If you are a pianist or if you are not using a staff accompanist, you will not attend this rehearsal. This will be the only rehearsal with the staff pianist. There is an instructional meeting and rehearsal for all soloists on Sunday at the start of the Institute from 3:00 – 3:45 pm in the Vilar. This meeting is mandatory for participation at the Solo Honors Recital, even if you are not using our staff accompanist. If you are not able to attend the solo recital meeting and your technical rehearsal, we recommend that you do not apply. Plan your travels carefully.
“New Idea” Solo Recitals for all instruments
There will be a “New Idea” Solo recital: Thursday at 5:15 pm. (Check the Daily Note for concert locations.) Students will be recommended for this concert by their teachers over the first 2 days of the institute and based upon the student’s preparation and readiness to perform. There is no formal audition process, and these recitals are meant to be far more informal and relaxed than the Solo Honor Recitals. (Audience space is extremally limited) Dress rehearsal for these New Idea concerts will take place on Wednesday from 6:00-6:30. There is no audition or audition form for the New Idea Recitals.