VCM Adult Performance Class

Open to all adult VCM music students playing any instrument and with any level of ability. No audience other than participants allowed. Sessions take place in either Wood Hall or online.

2021 Schedule

Regular Sessions (online) Sundays 3:00 – 5:00pmShort/ Regular Repertoire Sessions (Wood Hall) Mondays  10:00am – 12:00 noon
February 28March 15
March 28April 19
April 25May 17
May 2
June 6

 

ADULT RECITAL GROUP GUIDELINES

Our members represent an informal group of adult VCM music students playing any instrument and with any level of ability. Non-VCM people will not be included.

  • The participants wish to perform in a friendly, supportive, non-threatening venue.
  • The group will meet once a month in October, November, and January to May: online sessions are on Sundays from 3:00-5:00pm; long repertoire sessions on Mondays from 10:00-Noon. Participants need to register through the online form by the Wednesday before class. A participant will host the group at each event. This group is self-run. All participants are expected to share in volunteer duties.
  • In the interests of those who have yet to become completely comfortable with performance, friends, family members or teachers of our group members are not invited to the performances. Collaborative or supportive people are allowed: accompanists, ensemble members, group directors, support people for differently abled performers, etc. All non-VCM guests/performers will be approved on a case-by-case basis by the VCM.
  • Participants must be ‘performers’ – new members may watch once before performing the next month. After that, members perform only when they feel ready to do so and at their own discretion. Active or watching, participants need to register through the online form by the Wednesday before class.
  • Participants are encouraged to try out works-in-progress; performances do not need to be ‘polished’ if the performer is eager to give a work a first airing. Pieces may be played more than once if time allows.
  • Participants are expected to have their instruments tuned-up and be ready to perform at their turn.
  • Regular sessions allow for a maximum of 6 minutes stage time per performer. Participants are expected to stick to the total on-stage time they stated when they registered.
  • Members wanting more time must register for the long repertoire sessions.
  • It is hoped that accompanists, when required, will be found within the group. This is not mandatory: just encouraged. Scheduling is done to allow professionals to leave as early as possible after performing.
  • There is no charge for these sessions – they are part of the ‘Conservatory Advantage’.

For further information, please contact Rosabel Choi at choi@vcm.bc.ca


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