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A Big Update! Recital Dates and More!

26October

Winter is coming!

Wait, really? But it’s not even Halloween yet.

But for students and teachers at Little Chopin, their piano rooms and their homes are echoing with songs that have been turned into classics in preparation for this year’s largest and most epic recital. Can you guess what it is?! OH HO HO HO!

You guessed it! Last year it was the Musical Wonderland Recital–now it will be Christmas! What makes these recitals different is that they have more participants, more pictures, more rewards, more surprises, more more more! The deadline to sign up is November 15th (Saturday). There is a 40 dollar fee which covers a certificate, DVD, portrait, and refreshments.

1. The Christmas Recital of 2014 will place on 2 weekends with 8 programs.

December 6th (Saturday) will have

  • Program 1 (3:00PM)
  • Program 2 (6:00PM)

December 7th (Sunday) will have

  • Program 3 (3:00PM)
  • Program 4 (6:00PM)

December 13th  (Saturday) will have

  • Program 5 (12:00PM)
  • Program 6 (3:00PM)
  • Program 7 (6:00PM)

December 14th  (Sunday) will have

  • Program 8 (12:00PM)
  • Program 9 (3:00PM)
  • Program 10 (6:00PM)

 

2. Professional Portrait will take place 2 weekends for 4 days.

November 22nd (Saturday) from (9:00AM – 2:30PM)

November 23rd (Sunday) from (9:00AM – 2:30PM)

November 29th (Saturday) from (9:00AM – 2:30PM)

November 30th (Sunday) from (9:00AM – 2:30PM)

Note: You must pay the recital fee before signing up. There will be 5 minute intervals for every student. Sign up to have your pictures taken.

 

3. Want to help out during this recital? Come volunteer!

If you’re a student and want to spend your community service in making this recital the best ever, sign up for some of the positions below. For each program we will need 2 Door Monitors, 2 Masters of Ceremony (1 English Speaker and 1 Vietnamese Speaker), 1 Light Technician, 1 Sound Technician, and 2 miscellaneous helpers. Basic descriptions will be held below. All volunteers will be trained on their duties by our Principal Molly Nguyen, our Technical Director William, or our Production Supervisor Tedman Nguyen. Additional tips from past volunteers is welcomed! All volunteers must be dressed in recital attire.

 

1. Door Monitor (2) – The Welcomer –  They make the first impression on the audience!

They are responsible for receiving the audience by welcoming them in with a smile and a friendly attitude. They will sit by the entrance and check off all performers and collect sheet music. They will organize the sheet music by performance order and give one program booklet to each performer. During the recital, they are responsible for instructing audiences to wait by the door and show them out in between performances.

 

2. Master of Ceremony: English (1) – The Speaker – They are what connects the audience to the performer!

They are responsible for delivering the English speech written by our staff or qualified parent (script will be checked for qualifications)  and introducing each pianist and piece on time. They will be given the script a week in advanced for at home practice. Clarity of voice, maintaining eye contact with the audience, and a happy and professional attitude are important. They are required to attend rehearsal to practice their lines on the day before. Script and program list will be available at podium.

 

3. Master of Ceremony: Vietnamese (1) –  The Speaker – They are what connects the audience to the performer!

Is responsible for delivering the Vietnamese speech written by our staff or qualified parent (script will be checked for qualifications) and introducing each pianist and piece on time. They will be given the script a week in advanced for at home practice. Clarity of voice, maintaining eye contact with the audience, and a happy and professional attitude are important. They are required to attend rehearsal to practice their lines on the day before. Script and program list will be available at podium. 

 

4. Light Technician – The Lights – They are responsible the recital’s visual qualities.

Only high school seniors or very careful students qualify. Lights are a key part of any program and cannot be taken lightly. They are responsible for operating ALL stage lights (piano, master of ceremony, vocalist, and pictures). These volunteers will be instructed by William, our Technical Director, or past Light Technicians.

 

5.  Sound Technician – The Sound – They are responsible the recital’s audible qualities.

Only high school seniors or very careful students qualify. If lights are important, sound is even more important! They are responsible for operating the soundboard and various microphones (Master of Ceremony, Piano, Vocalist) throughout the recital.  These volunteers will be instructed by William, our Technical Director, or past Sound Technicians. Must stay alert without fail.

 

6. Miscellaneous – The Helper – They are responsible for overall details to polish the program.

Helpers are responsible for but not limited to organizing and providing chairs, making sure they are neat, checking stickers, arranging food and water, and setting up tables. They provide additional assistance for staff whenever possible.