Performance Program


Performance Program 2021-2022

Performances classes and recitals will return to in-person for the 21-22 school year.  We will actively review state and local guidelines to determine if any of these events will require a temporary transfer to remote sessions.  The status of our bi-annual Honors Recital, usually held in late winter, is to be determined.

Our school year calendar can be found here.


Performance Classes & Accompanist Rehearsals

Perform LIVE amongst peers in a closed, learning-focused environment. 
These informal weekday evening classes provide ongoing opportunities for students to practice performance skills throughout the school year.  Typical classes feature 6-10 students and run about 30-45 minutes in length.

Performance Class & Accompanist Rehearsal Sign-up Forms

Rehearsals are available for students performing works that require piano accompaniment.  These run during the hour preceding class.  Please note that teacher approval is required to perform.
UPDATE 10/7/21: Due to the recent rise in COVID cases in the area, we are only allowing 5 family units to participate in each performance class.

*Dates in January and beyond will be posted in early December.

Dress code for performance classes is casual.

  1. Virtual Performance Class Submission Requirements

    Virtual performance classes are pre-recorded and are viewable in their entirely following premiere.  Participating families will receive an unlisted YouTube link at class start.

    Videos must be emailed to kristjon@pakmusic.org by the deadline.  If piano accompaniment is required, sheet music must be included with the video submission.

    Submitted videos require:

    • 5-seconds of silence before and after speaking/playing
    • speaking portion before playing: the performer’s first name AND the title and composer of piece to be performed
    • a smile and bow after performing

    Use landscape (wide/horizontal) viewing angle to ensure the best video edit.  Keep the camera steady throughout.  Employ good lighting.  Keep background noise/sound to a minimum.

Student Recitals

Perform LIVE amongst family and friends in a public performance environment.
These formal weekend performances give students the opportunity to showcase a mastered piece or two in front of an enthusiastic audience.  Typical recitals feature 12-16 students with an audience of 60+ and are about an hour long.
UPDATE 10/7/21: Due to the recent rise in COVID cases in the area, we are suspending student recitals until further notice.

Student Recital Sign-up Forms

*Online sign-up forms will be available when our performance program resumes in-person student recitals*

Formalwear (i.e. “Sunday’s Best”) is required.  Please note that participation in at least one performance class is necessary prior to signing-up for a recital.