Active members of NEPTA are privileged to present their students in recital providing a performance opportunity for secure and fluent performers. Student must have studied piano since September of the current academic year with this same member in good standing (dues received by December 1 or by recital application deadline for Halloween and Music for Hope recitals). Members may enter two students per recital except for the Halloween recital (15 entries accepted),  Music for Hope recital (8 entries accepted), and Duet/Ensemble recital (3 duet teams or ensembles).  All recitals take place in-person at First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church Street, unless otherwise indicated.

For complete details (including fees and Recital chairs) for any of these Recitals, please click here.



HALLOWEEN PIANO PARTY – October 29, 2023
Grade in school: K-6
Time limit: 2 minutes per student

This recital provides an opportunity to perform in a friendly setting.
Costumes and Halloween music are welcome and encouraged!

MUSIC FOR HOPE: A CHARITABLE RECITAL – November 18, 2023
Grade/age: All ages and levels, including adult students (K-adult)
Time limit: 5 minutes per student

Music for Hope is a recital to raise funds to support piano lessons for students in need. Its creation was inspired by the crossroads of COVID-19 and racial injustice to provide hope through music. Recital registration proceeds, and 100% of donations received beyond the recital registration fee will go toward this fund. All musical styles and compositions are encouraged. Our students will be helping students in need just by registering for this recital!

JUNIOR I RECITALS – January 7, 2024
Grade in school: K–4
Time limit: 4 minutes for one student, 7 minutes total for two students (no exceptions)

JUNIOR II RECITALS – January 21, 2024
Grade in school: 4–6
Time limit: 5 minutes for one student, 8 minutes total for two students (no exceptions)

INTERMEDIATE I RECITALS – January 28, 2024
Grade in school: 6-8
Years studied: minimum of 3
Time limit: 5 minutes for one student, 8 minutes total for two students (no exceptions)

Three 7th graders will be eligible for the NANCY OLIVA AWARD. See requirement details on the Awards Page

INTERMEDIATE II RECITALS – February 4, 2024
Grade in school: 7–12
Years studied: minimum of 4
Time limit: 8 minutes per student (no exceptions).  2nd student subject to available time.

Three 8th graders will be eligible for the WANDA PAIK AWARD. See requirement details on the Awards Page.

COMPOSITION RECITAL – February 11, 2024
Grades K–5: (solo or ensemble): 4 minutes per student/ensemble (no exceptions)
Grades 6–12: (solo piano): 6 minutes per student (no exceptions)
Grades 6–12: (ensemble): 8 minutes per ensemble (no exceptions)

The ALICE PROCTER AWARD will be awarded for an outstanding  original composition in the classical style.   Original jazz/pop compositions, improvisations, and arrangements will be considered for the LOUISE HODDER OLSEN AWARD.
See requirement details on the Awards Page.

JAZZ & POP RECITAL – February 11, 2024
Grades K–5: 4 minutes per student (no exceptions)
Grades 6–12: 6 minutes per student(no exceptions)

Original jazz/pop compositions, improvisations, and arrangements will be considered for the LOUISE HODDER OLSEN AWARD.
See requirement details on the Awards Page.

20th/21st CENTURY RECITAL – February 11, 2024
Grade in school: K–12
Level of playing: intermediate or advanced level
Time limit: up to 10 minutes for one piece (no exceptions)
Memorization required

SENIOR RECITAL – March 3, 2024
Grade in school: 9–12
Years studied: minimum of 4
Time limit: 10 minutes per student (no exceptions).  2nd student subject to available time.

DUET/ENSEMBLE RECITAL – April 7, 2024
Grade in school: K–12
Level of playing: intermediate or advanced
Grades K–4: 4 minutes per group (no exceptions)
Grades 5–12: 8 minutes per group (no exceptions)

Instrumentation: any combination of instruments and/or voice that includes one or two pianos. Parents are invited to perform with their children in this recital. NEPTA teachers may perform duets with their students in this recital. There will be two pianos available.

ADULT RECITAL – April 7, 2024
Age: 18 years or older
Level of playing: intermediate or advanced
Time limit: 10 minutes per student. 2nd student subject to available time


Prerequisite Recitals for the Middle School Competition:
GRADE 6: JUNIOR II or INTERMEDIATE I or 20th/21st CENTURY
GRADE 7-8: INTERMEDIATE I or INTERMEDIATE II or 20th /21st CENTURY

Prerequisite Recitals for the Ruth Davidson Competition:
GRADES 9-10: INTERMEDIATE II or SENIOR or 20th /21st CENTURY

Prerequisite Recitals for the Alice Hamlet Competition:
GRADE 11-12: INTERMEDIATE II or SENIOR or 20th /21st CENTURY

 
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