Learning to perform is a vital tool for music students. These opportunities acquaint students with being on stage, teach them performance etiquette, and equip them to become more confident musicians. Harmonia School provides a variety of performance opportunities for private students.
At Harmonia, all of our students participate in spring juries. A jury involves playing or singing a piece for a panel of highly qualified musicians and educators. In addition to a valuable performance experience, students are provided with written feedback that they can use to improve their musicianship and performance skills.
Harmonia holds four student recitals per year in which students perform a memorized piece of music in front of an audience. Your teacher will let you know which recitals you are invited to participate in. He or she will also help you prepare your music for the performance.
Chamber music is a type of composition for small instrumental ensembles which includes instruments such as strings, winds, and piano. Harmonia teachers will periodically work together to form student chamber ensembles. These ensembles rehearse together regularly, and perform at a recital.
The Honors Recital is an annual spring competition at Harmonia School. Teachers will nominate the students they feel are ready to compete and who also deserve the right to participate in this event. An outside and impartial judge will be invited to judge the audition. The winners will perform at the Honors Recital and receive a trophy.
Students who all take lessons with the same teacher are referred to collectively as that teacher’s studio. Teachers will schedule periodic studio workshops in which students sing or play a piece of music for each other in the style of a master class. The teacher will then offer feedback to that student while their studio classmates observe. This is a great way to learn from others, and also build a sense of studio teamwork.