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Recital Code of Conduct

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Here at CSM, we believe our recitals are an extremely important part of musical learning and achievement. In order to ensure this is an enjoyable, fun and family oriented experience for all, the following guidelines will be in effect for all recital participants:

  1.  All recital participants must dress appropriately. Skirts and dresses must be at least knee length: remember you will be elevated on a stage. Please no shorts, jeans, sneakers, flip flops, showing undergarments, baseball caps, or ripped clothing. Cellists and guitarists should wear dress pants only! Those who arrive at recital not appropriately dressed may be asked to sit out their performance or sent home to change.

  2. Absolutely no negative feedback will be tolerated at the recital. Any put downs, insults or otherwise negative remarks about another student's performance will result in you being asked to leave the recital and will jeopardize your future recital participation.

  3. Please sign up for recitals by the marked deadline. The deadlines are in place to ensure everyone can receive performance and rehearsal times in a timely manner and that all preparations can be made ahead of time, including adding you into the program or PowerPoint. Last minute additions will not be considered unless there have been previous arrangements made by your instructor and the recital scheduler.

  4. Avoid rescheduling lessons within two weeks of the recital date. This is a requirement for those using student accompanists, but is recommended for all. Our teachers plan these last couple lessons very carefully, so consistency in the scheduling at this time is appreciated. The same also goes for planned rehearsals.

  5. Be sure to arrive early for your performances and rehearsals! Unless stated otherwise, call times for performances and rehearsals are 10 minutes before start time. We want everyone to be in a good state of mind before their performance and avoid feeling rushed.

  6. Please no noise making devices of any kind in the recital hall; (Cell phones, crying infants, etc…). Please also no food or drinks unless otherwise stated.

  7. sure to have a lot of fun! Your instructors believe recitals to be one of the most enjoyable days of the year and we want you to experience that too!

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