ABOUT PERFORMANCE DAY
Performance Day provides an opportunity for Conservatorium students to perform a piece of their choosing in a semi-formal, friendly environment. We provide an accompanist and a small supportive audience, and our students provide the music!
All Performance Day concerts are free to attend for our audience. Students are required to pay for their rehearsal with the accompanist (if required).
WHO CAN PERFORM?
Any student taking instrumental or vocal lessons at the Conservatorium can perform a piece at a Performance Day. There is no minimum time but we ask that students keep performances to a maximum of 10 minutes.
If you require accompaniment you will need to let us know at the time of registration. The accompaniment music must be provided to the office before the registration closing date.
The Conservatorium will provide an accompanist for the performance without charge, but students are asked to contribute towards rehearsal costs ($15 for a 15 minute rehearsal slot).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If I don't want to use the Con's accompanist, do I still pay?
No, the accompanist fee is just to cover the rehearsal with the Con’s accompanist, if you choose to use them.
Who will the accompanist be?
The accompanist in 2017 will be Paulina Smirnov, and when she is not available we will call upon another accompanist.
If I choose a different accompanist will the Con pay them?
No, for obvious reasons we can only have one allocated accompanist for each concert. If a student asks a different accompanist to play with them, it is entirely up to them to deal with payment.
I need to go at a particular time (eg. leave by 10:20, or arrive after 11am). Is that ok?
We expect students to attend the whole concert, and in general will not schedule performers to play at a particular time. In general, concerts run for 60 minutes. Please let us know if you have a pressing appointment and need to be out promptly so we can keep an eye on the time and adjust the performance order if it looks like the concert will run longer than expected.
Can I play two or three pieces?
We ask students to play one piece. For students playing very short pieces (eg. beginners playing a 32-bar song) it's generally ok to have more than one.