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INFORMATION DIRECTLY BELOW UPDATED FOR FALL 2020 

For Fall 2020: There will be only one Signature Recital which will be conducted in the form of a virtual competition. The competition will allow unlimited entries to be accepted and will be virtual and asynchronous with a video submission deadline. Winning videos chosen from the Signature Recital Competition will included in the Vella Silver Recital Video. 

Livestream Concert

Wednesday, December 2, 2021 7:00 pm.
Videos livestreamed using competition submissions.

Video Submission Deadline November 5, 2020 at 11:59pm
Student Entry Deadline October 25, 2020 at 11:59pm

 When submitting a video: 

  • Only one video can be submitted per contestant. If you are performing multiple pieces, they must all be recorded on the same video. 
  • All submissions must be recorded between September 1- November 5. Pre-recorded performances (ie: recital performance videos) will not be accepted. 
  • Accompaniment is optional and will not affect the judge’s determinations either way. 
  • As the winner’s video will be included in the Vella Silver Recital video, dress attire should be appropriate for a recital. 
  • Performances should take place in common areas only (no bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.) 

 A final performance will be broadcasted to the public via the Peabody Institute website featuring a compilation of the winning videos from the competition. 

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Signature Recitals are an opportunity for all music students – regardless of age or ability – to gain valuable experience on stage. These recitals are adjudicated by Preparatory faculty who give written feedback and select students to perform on one of the Vella Silver Memorial Recitals that come at the end of each semester. To be selected for the honor of playing on a Silver Recital, students must present a polished performance at any level – elementary through advanced – so please encourage well-prepared students at all levels to participate. There are three Signature Recitals each semester, and students from any campus may perform.

Entry Guidelines

Students may perform on one recital per year. Students wishing to perform on more than one recital per year will be put on a wait list until the entry deadline. If space is available, students who have previously performed will be allowed to perform again. If there is more than one student on the wait list, those who submitted the entry form earliest will be placed first.

A limit of three students are to be entered from the same faculty’s studio per recital. Any additional students from that studio will be put on a wait list.

Recitals will be programmed for no more than 75 minutes of music.

Each student is limited to 10 minutes of repertoire – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Teachers may elect to have a student play for written feedback only thus removing the added pressure of competing.

Please plan ahead! Because recitals almost always become full, submit forms early to ensure there will be room for your student. Entry into these recitals is on a first come first served basis. Please fill out the forms completely, giving information in the way it is requested so that the program can be prepared on time. Only completed forms received by the deadline will be included in the recital.

Policy for Silver Recitals

Students selected to perform on the Silver Recital will be limited to 10 minutes. This means if a student is selected by the judges of more than one Signature Recital, he/she must choose only 10 minutes of repertoire to perform.