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The privilege of performing a Senior Invitational Recital is offered exclusively to high school seniors with advanced standing in the Preparatory and upon the recommendation of their teacher. A Senior Recital serves as a culminating event that allows students, their parents, friends, and teachers to celebrate their accomplishments at the Preparatory.

Qualifications for performing a recital include:

  • Student is in the last year of high school or will attend college next year
  • Student is capable of performing at the most advanced certificate level (according to Preparatory certificate requirements)
  • Demonstrated exceptional ability as exemplified in at least one of the following:
    • Honors Recital Performance
    • Concerto Performance
    • Significant outside competition(s) resulting in a notable public performance

For 2021: Due to current safety protocols, all in-person recitals at the Downtown Campus can only be attended by the performer(s) and their primary instructor. No audiences will be permitted. Because of this, video livestream, recorded video, and/or audio recording may be available by our Peabody Production team and Recording Department, but is dependent on staff availability. When choosing dates and times, please be flexible to allow for the highest probability of available accommodations.

Senior Invitational and Senior Joint Recitals for Spring 2021 must be between May 16 – June 5.

Upon approval and scheduling, students will receive their invitations by April 25.

Services Provided by Peabody Institute

The following services will be provided by the Peabody Institute upon invitation and acceptance to perform a Senior Invitational Recital.

Performance Hall

Chairs and music stands on stage will be provided at the teacher's request.
Standard concert lighting will be provided. Plan repertoire accordingly.
Stage crew and ushers are not provided, and students are responsible for recruiting, if needed. (NOT AVAILABLE 2021)
Audio Visual equipment is not provided and is the responsibility of the student if it is needed for the performance. (FOR 2021: POSSIBLE DEPENDING ON STAFF AVAILABILITY)


The Preparatory will provide 40 postcard-style invitations printed on card stock for solo Senior Invitational Recitals. They will be delivered to the student's teacher one month prior to the performance. Joint recitals are responsible for their own invitations. (FOR 2021: VIRTUAL PDF INVITIATIONS ONLY)

Recital Programs

Program information must be submitted by May 1. Otherwise, programs will be the responsibility of the student. The Preparatory faculty member must approve all of the content of the program. Programs will be delivered to the student's teacher.


The capacity limit for a senior recital reception is 40 guests. At times when recital volumes are high, reception space might be divided among numerous performers. Performers and their families will be notified of this prior. (FOR 2021: NO RECEPTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED ON CAMPUS)