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Informal Student Recitals

Recital Coordinator: Grace Yu  


This year we will have three Student Informal Recitals and one Adult Student Informal Recital. Informal Recitals offer students the opportunity to play pieces in any style, with or without scores, for teachers and fellow students only. Unless otherwise noted, Informal Recitals start at 3:00 pm and usually end by 4:00 pm. Parents are to drop off their students at the Host teacher’s studio at least 15 minutes before recital time, each with refreshments to share at the end of the performance. Teachers of students playing must attend. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly, and casual. Parents should pick up their students by 4:30 pm.


Requirements for Informal Recitals
  • Students must have studied with their current teacher for at least six months prior to

  • Recital date.

  • Teachers of Recital participants must be Active, Cal-Plan, Contributory, or Provisional

  • members of MTAC Alameda County branch, for at least one year, in good standing. All Teachers who submit student(s) to perform in an Informal Recital are required to host at least one Informal Recital or Formal Recital within two (2) years.

  • Each studio is allowed a maximum playing time of twelve (12) minutes, with a maximum of
    four (4) entries per recital. Each entry can be a solo or ensemble. Whether solo or ensemble, each entry may play multiple movements or pieces, as long as the total time of all entries does not exceed the studio limit of 12 minutes.

  • Although Hosting teachers are not required to print a program for the Informal Recital, it is an important exercise to provide accurate and complete information to the Host. When Teachers submit their information, it should include the names and ages of students, the name of composers and pieces, including key, opus, or other identifying composition numbers, length of each piece, and total studio time, not to exceed 12 minutes. Teachers are responsible for the accuracy of the this information. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. For example, there are many “Minuet in G,” sometimes by the same composer. Please be sure to correctly identify the piece by its movement, suite, dance, and composition number, such as BWV, Hoboken, or KV, etc.

  • Teachers should expect to hear back for confirmation that their submission was received by the Host in two days; if they do not, they should check the email address, and resubmit.

  • Absolutely no repertoire will be allowed involving prepared piano, or any manual use of the interior of the piano.

  • Students should arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the Recital, with their refreshments to share. They are requested to stay for the entire program, along with their teachers.

  • To sign up for an Informal Recital, the Recital Host must receive complete entries (see above) for the Recital no later than one week prior to the performance date.

  • The entry should be emailed, following the form on the previous page. It may also be copied and sent via snail mail, but in both cases please follow the form exactly.

  • The Adult Informal Recital is available to adult students only, who may not yet feel ready for The Adult Performance Program. Requirements stated above apply.

  • Please click here for more information and the entry form.



This year’s Informal Recitals are as follows:












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