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Prior to submitting an ACE Recital entry form, please be sure to review the rules, eligibility and repertoire guidelines below.  If you have any questions please email Victoria Ritter, Preparatory Education Manager.

Rules below have been updated for the 2020-2021 season to accommodate a virtual recital.

The ACE Recital will be virtual this fall semester. The recital will be open for the public to view, which will feature a compilation of the submitted videos and live performances.

Please see below the date for the upcoming ACE Recital:

Performance 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 7:00 pm, Zoom webinar format (hyperlink forthcoming)

Video Submission Deadline (optional)

Sunday, December 20, 2020 by 11:59pm

Deadline for Entry

Saturday, December 5, 2020 by 11:59pm

General Rules

  1. Priority for entries is given to first-come reservations. Once reservations are filled, subsequent entries will be added to a wait list in the order they are received.
  2. Program order will be assigned taking into consideration stylistic and technical needs.
  3. All entries must be made online by the instructor of the entrant. Entries cannot be accepted via email, phone, or verbal request. Should your student need to cancel their confirmed reservation, please notify Victoria Ritter as soon as possible.

Video Submission Rules

(Only applicable if submitting video)

Performance video submissions are encouraged this semester to assure the clearest sound quality possible. However, for those who are unable or do not wish to record their performance, the option is available to perform live during the zoom recital. Performers choosing the live option should be comfortable with Zoom settings (mute/unmute, camera, etc.).

Below are general rules when submitting a video. Further information will be given to performers on how to submit their videos once they are entered in the recital by their instructor.

  • Only one video can be submitted per contestant. If you are performing multiple pieces, they must all be recorded on the same video or edited into a single video. 
  • Private instructors should review the student’s video prior to submission.
  • Performance’s backgrounds should be of a neutral setting.
  • Dress attire should be appropriate for a recital. 
  • The submitted video file must be labeled with the performer’s first name and last name followed by their instrument/vocal part. (Example: John Smith, piano)
  • Video files will be accepted in the following formats: AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4.
  • All submissions must be recorded between September 1- January 15. Pre-recorded performances (such as recital performance videos) will not be accepted. 
  • Accompaniment is optional.

Eligibility and Repertoire

  1. All current students aged 19 and older who are currently enrolled at the Preparatory are eligible to perform.
  2. Each student or group is free to choose any literature at the intermediate level and higher.
  3. Accompaniment is entirely optional, even for pieces that include it.
  4. In order to accommodate as many students as possible, performance length can be no longer than 7 minutes.

Registration Form