Performance Program Information

This page provides information related to performance classes, school-wide recitals and the School’s honors recital.  Participation depends upon several factors:  student interest, as well as readiness.  First year students, in particular, may need several months of lessons, sometimes a full year, before they may be ready to participate in a school performance.

If your child is not yet an active participant in student performances and wishes to be included, please speak with your teacher so they know of your child’s interest.

Our performance program is optional, but we find most students enjoy the opportunity.


2020-2021 Special Note on Performance Program

During this time of COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing requirements, we have suspended onsite performance classes and recitals until further notice.  We wish to continue to provide opportunities for students to participate in our performance program.  Beginning January 2021, we will launch virtual performance classes and special online events where our students can share music within our community.  We are excited to offer three performance classes through December as a lead-in to this date.  These will be pre-recorded video compilations that will be shared through closed/invite-only social media outlets.  As is customary, all students are invited to participate, with teacher approval, and all submissions must be received, following guidelines, by the due dates listed below.

Additional schedule information may also be found on our Calendar Page.


Virtual Performance Classes

Performance classes for November and December 2020 will be pre-recorded and launched on a private/closed social media platform for students and families to enjoy.  A link will be provided to participating students/families that may be shared at each family’s discretion. 

Monday, November 23, 6:30 PM
Video Submission Deadline: Monday, November 16
Theme: What are you thankful for?

Monday, December 7, 6:30 PM
Video Submission Deadline: Monday, November 30
Theme: What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Monday, December 21, 6:30 PM
Video Submission Deadline: Monday, December 14
Theme: What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Submission Requirements

Student performance class videos must be received by deadline to be added to performance class.  Videos should be emailed to kristjon@pakmusic.org, while also including a note in email stating that the teacher has approved the submission.  If the video requires piano accompaniment, sheet music must also be included with original submission.

Each video must include the following:

  • 5-second moment of stillness and silence before and after speaking/playing
  • speaking portion before playing (in this order): student’s name, title and composer of piece, answer to the “theme” question, as listed above (for example: “This year, I’m thankful for…”)
  • a nice smile and full bow after playing the piece

Dress code, as with in-person performance classes, is casual.  Please make sure that the camera is steady and lighting gives a good view/angle of the performer.  Plan to use landscape view to ensure the best video edit (hold phone/device horizontally instead of vertically for a wide shot).  Keep background noise/sound to a minimum — we wish to feature our wonderful students and their playing, not a dishwasher or humidifier.