WHERE will the Festival be held?
The Festival will be held at the Village (4039 Brentwood Road NW).
WHO should be involved?
All students are welcome to participate, whether or not they take lessons at ASOM.
WHAT is this event all about?
A festival is a public event designed to inspire students to achieve a high performance level on a specific piece. A goal such as this, helps students concentrate more during practice sessions as they prepare, fosters a feeling of joy that they give those who hear them and instills a sense of pride so important for each and every child.
WHEN is the festival?
The Festival will take place on Saturday, March 7. Your class day and time is listed under ‘Festival Times & Fees’
WHY should we participate?
The Festival is a positive way to set a goal for your child and is an opportunity for them to prepare a single selection to a high performance level and perform this piece with and for their peers at ASOM. They will meet and hear other students, their own age who study their instrument. They will be Inspired!
HOW do I sign up?
Your teacher will speak to you about your child’s participation. Registration will open February 1. Please see the ‘Registration’ section for instructions on how to register online.
HOW do I prepare my child for the festival?
We want every student to have a successful festival experience. Prior to registering, parents should sit down with their child to discuss whether the child is ready to perform a memorized piece. We ask that all students who are registered for the festival practice regularly at home each week and attend lessons regularly leading up to the festival.
Do I need accompaniment?
Accompaniment for the festival is optional. Please speak with the front desk if you would like an accompanist for your performance. Accompaniment fees will apply:
- For ASOM students a fee of $15 will be charged for instruments requiring accompaniment. This will include one 15 minute rehearsal and the accompaniment on the day of the festival
- If you are a student outside of ASOM and require an accompanist, our accompaniment fee for non-HMS students is $20/15 minutes. This will include one 15 minute rehearsal with your accompanist and the accompaniment on festival day
WHAT can I expect on the day of the festival?
When you arrive, please give your copy of music to the secretary. It is helpful if the page is bookmarked. Proper concert etiquette is expected.