Spring Piano Evaluations
WCMS Piano Evaluations are a springtime performance opportunity for dedicated students of WCMS faculty. They are only open to students of WCMS teachers, and your private teacher must recommend participation.
How do they work?
Students prepare a program to perform for a panel of two teaching artists and receive detailed, constructive feedback. The student's teacher determines the repertoire and scale requirements for their evaluation. These evaluations are designed to encourage growth and artistic expression to students of all ages.
- January 1: Registration deadline for priority scheduling. If space is limited, priority is given to students who register before January 1. Be sure to reserve all possible times on your calendar until you have been assigned a performance time (assignments will be made on February 11).
- February 6: Final registration deadline. No schedule change requests or refunds will be offered after February 6.
- Evaluation Dates: Saturday, 4/29, 1:00 - 5:00 pm and Sunday, 4/30, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
- Fee: $50
- Specific repertoire and scale choices for students' performances can be determined after registration.
What to perform:
- Prepare a program of two pieces and two scales. Student's teacher will determine repertoire, scale parameters (choice of keys and number of octaves), and memorization requirement. Maximum length = 15 minutes. If the program is longer, the teaching artists will shorten the program by hearing excerpts of the prepared material.
What to expect:
- Evaluations are private. Parents, other students, and teachers wait outside the evaluation room during the performance.
- Teaching artists do not teach during the performances. Feedback is provided through the evaluation form.
- Students participate anonymously. Teaching artists do not know the student's name or teacher.
- All participants and families will follow WCMS COVID safety protocols
- Performances will be in-person. No online streaming or pre-recorded options will be offered, barring a pandemic-related change in the interests of public health/safety.
- Contact Barbara Lieurance at email@example.com with questions.