The opportunity to perform before one's own peers can be an extremely valuable experience, one which can hopefully be shared by as many students as possible. When selecting repertoire for performance, please keep in mind that time is limited. If you request to perform multiple movements, you may be asked to choose a single movement to perform. Likewise, extremely long works or movements (over fifteen minutes) make it difficult to share the performing experience with many students on a given Friday. Please consider using Convocation for experience in performing single movements, rather than multiple works (which sounds suspiciously like a recital).
Every effort will be made to accommodate a student's request to perform once in the semester. If you request to perform multiple times, you may be wait-listed to allow other students to get in their performance during the semester. A solo performance and a chamber performance are not counted as the "same" person performing twice.
Performance requests for music convocation are accepted in the order in which they are received. In the event that information on the application form is inaccurate, incomplete or altogether missing, the application will be returned to sender and performance time will not be reserved. To see an example of really poor work in submitting a convo form, click here (PDF).
Students planning to perform on music convocation should first consult this website for a listing of available dates and venues. Once a date has been selected, applications should be submitted as soon as the consent of either the applied instructor or chamber music coach can be obtained and as soon as confirmation of the availability of the collaborative pianist, if applicable, or other members of their ensemble can be determined.
Please note that if you wish to "reserve" a convocation performance so that as many of your students can perform as fit in the time allowed, the convocation request forms must still be filled out completely when you send them in. (It is not possible to have a blank convocation assigned, unless there is a larger SSOM event going on which supports it, such as a guest artist/master class or an audition day special recital).
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