Student Performances

Performance Opportunities for MacPhail Students

MacPhail provides numerous opportunities for students to perform. More than 400 recitals are scheduled each year, ranging from informal recitals to auditioned honors recitals and Concerto & Aria.

All Upcoming Student Performances

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Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Online

Performance Archive

Looking for a past student performance? Check out our Performance Archive!

MacPhail 2022-23 Student Performance Opportunities

MacPhail is pleased to announce a hybrid schedule of in-person and online student performances for the 2022-23 school year!

There are a few items of note:

  • MacPhail will be hosting in-person and online events for the time being. Events are listed in the Student Performance Opportunities Calendar accordingly. To simply the process, all instrument and vocal recitals will be funneled into general All-School Recitals.
  • There will be two (2) Performance Festivals and two (2) Achievement Days! They will take place in December and May. These are exciting new performance and learning opportunities for students. All students 18 years and younger are encouraged to participate either online or in-person! Deadline to sign-up is two weeks before the recital date.
  • There is an addition to the Honors Recitals schedule. Please note that there will now be five (5) Honors Recitals, which now includes a second Junior Honors Recital. It’s been great to have so much participation in the past that a second Junior Honors Recital has been added for the fall term.

With that, safety protocols and measures will be in place for all in-person events at MacPhail. Performers and families will be notified of those protocols in advance of events. Learn More about MacPhail’s Covid-19 Protocols.

Please feel free to contact Soojin Lee, Student Performance Coordinator, with any questions.

MacPhail Staff Accompanist

If you wish to use the services of a MacPhail staff accompanist for a performance or audition, please complete and return a MacPhail Staff Accompanist Request form and submit it with a copy of the piano accompaniment. This service is provided free of charge for performances.

Accompanist Fee For Auditions

A $30.00 accompanist fee is required of any students wishing to use the services of a MacPhail staff accompanist for an audition. This fee should also be submitted with the application form and is not subject to a financial aid waiver. This fee covers the staff accompanist’s services for one rehearsal and both the preliminary and final rounds of auditions, if applicable. This accompanist fee and any audition fees are both non-refundable.

Intended for students of all ages, instruments, and abilities, All-School Recitals typically feature a nice mix of performers, composers, and genre.

Upcoming Dates

In-Person at 7:30pm in Antonello Hall
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (Deadline to signup: Wednesday, October 5)
Monday, November 14, 2022 (Deadline to signup: Monday, October 31)
Monday, January 23, 2023 (Deadline to signup: Monday, January 9)
Monday, February 13, 2023 (Deadline to signup: Wednesday, February 1)
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 (Deadline to signup: Wednesday, February 22)
Monday, April 10, 2023 (Deadline to signup: Wednesday, April 5)
Monday, June 5, 2023 (Deadline to signup: Monday, May 22)

*MacPhail staff accompanist can be requested free of charge. See information above.

Online via Zoom at 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 (Deadline to signup: Wednesday, October 19)
Monday, December 19, 2022 (Deadline to signup: Monday, December 5)
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 (Deadline to signup: Wednesday, January 25)
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 (Deadline to signup: Wednesday, March 15)
Monday, May 15, 2022 (Deadline to signup: Monday, May 1)

*The accompaniment recording from MacPhail staff accompanists can be requested free of charge. Contact Soojin Lee, Student Performance Coordinator, at lee.soojin@macphail.org

Sign-up

The Adult Student Soirees performance opportunities for adult students (18 years and older) and meant for those who want to share their music in a low-pressure performance situation.

Upcoming Dates

In-person

Friday, October 14, 2022 at 7:00pm in Room 126 (Deadline to signup: Friday, September 30)
Friday, November 11, 2022 at 7:30pm in Antonello Hall (Deadline to signup: Friday, October 28)
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3:30pm in Room 126 (Deadline to signup: Sunday, November 27)
Friday, February 10, 2023 at 7:00pm in Room 126 (Deadline to signup: Friday, January 27)
Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:30pm in Antonello Hall (Deadline to signup: Friday, March 3)
Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7:00pm in Room 126 (Deadline to signup: Friday, March 31)
Sunday, May 07, 2023 at 3:30pm in Room 126 (Deadline to signup: Sunday, April 23)
Friday, June 09, 2023 at 7:00 pm in Room 126 (Deadline to signup: Friday, May 26)
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm in Room 126 (Deadline to signup: Tuesday, July 4)

Online via Zoom at 7:30pm

Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7:30pm via zoom (Deadline to signup: Friday, November 4)
Friday, January 20, 2023 at 7:30pm via zoom (Deadline to signup: Friday, January 6)
Friday, March 10, 2023 at 7:30pm via zoom (Deadline to signup: Friday, April 24)
Monday, May 22, 2023 at 7:30pm via zoom (Deadline to signup: Monday, May 8)
Friday, July 7, 2023 at 7:30pm via zoom (Deadline to signup: Friday, June 23)

*The accompaniment recording from MacPhail staff accompanists can be requested free of charge. Contact Soojin Lee, Student Performance Coordinator, at lee.soojin@macphail.org

Sign-up

MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert is the premiere student performance event at MacPhail. Performers undergo two rounds of competitive auditions in order to be selected for the final concert.

Prelims: Sunday, January 15, 2023 starting 12:30pm

Finals: Sunday, January 29, 2023 starting 12:30pm

Concert: Sunday, March 05, 2023 at 3:30pm

*Application fee:  $20.00

*MacPhail staff accompanist can be requested with the fee, $30.00. See information above.

Sign – Up

MacPhail Honors Recitals are distinguished student recitals. There are five per year: three Honors Recitals and two Junior Honors Recitals. Student audition before a panel of faculty judges in order to be selected for the recital. The judges’ decisions and selection of performers is based on the demonstrated musical and artistic merits of the student at the age and ability level performed during the audition. MacPhail values artistry and musicianship: anything performed artistically and musically is eligible to be selected.

Junior Honors Age Limits
Strings: age 12 & under
Piano: age 12 & under
Guitar: age 12 & under
Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion: age 14 & under
Voice: age 16 & under

If you have any questions, please contact Soojin Lee, Student Performance Coordinator

Upcoming Dates:
Fall Honors Recital
Auditions: Sunday, November 6, 2022 starting at 12:30pm (Deadline to apply: Sunday, October 23)
Recital: Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3:30pm in Antonello Hall

Fall Junior Honor Recital
Auditions: Sunday, November 20, 2022 starting at 12:30pm (Deadline to apply: Sunday, November 6)
Recital: Friday, December 16, 2022 at 7:30pm in Antonello Hall

Spring I Honors Recital
Auditions: Sunday, February 5, 2023 starting at 12:30pm (Deadline to apply: Sunday, January 22)
Recital: Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30pm in Antonello Hall

Spring Junior Honors Recital
Auditions: Sunday, March 26, 2023 starting at 12:30 pm (Deadline to apply: Sunday, March 12)
Recital: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm in Antonello Hall

Spring II Honors Recital
Auditions: Sunday, April 16, 2023 starting at 12:30pm (Deadline to apply: Sunday, April 2)
Recital: Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 3:30pm in Antonello Hall

*Application fee: $20.00

*MacPhail staff accompanist can be requested with the fee, $30.00. See information above.

Sign-up to audition

Students who participate in Achievement Day will receive written feedback from faculty judges as a part of their “Achievement Review.” This mid-year opportunity is a great motivator and goal towards which students can work. Achievement Day open to all registered MacPhail students; all ages, instruments, ability levels and genre are welcome!

In-Person and Online via Zoom

In-person and Online (pre-recorded video on YouTube)
Sunday, December 4, 2022 (Deadline to signup: Sunday, November 20)
Sunday, April 30, 2023 (Deadline to signup: Sunday, April 16)

Sign-up

The Performance Festival is an opportunity for students to share their music with family, friends and adoring fans. Student performers will be grouped together in cohorts of eight to 10 to perform live for one another. The Performance Festival is open to all registered MacPhail students; all ages, instruments, ability levels and genre are welcome!

In-Person and Online via Zoom

Sunday, December 11, 2022 (Deadline to signup: Sunday, November 27)

Sunday, May 07, 2023 (Deadline to signup: Sunday, April 23)

Sign-up

The Composition Recital is open to composers in the MacPhail community. Please contact Dr. Sarah Miller directly about participating in this event.

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, January 22, 2023 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 4, 2023, 2:00 p.m.

Sign-up: Contact Sarah Miller

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