Sharing Successes through Performances

Learning how to perform in public is a significant educational component of music study. We believe that frequent performances in a friendly, informal atmosphere remove many symptoms of “stage fright” and give students the opportunity to develop skills necessary for successful performance in other aspects of life. While we do not anticipate that every student will participate, we encourage students to understand that performance participation is an important and fun way to share their talents with others.

Student Recitals:

Recitals give students an opportunity to present music that has been mastered in the lessons. The decision to perform in public is always made between the instructor and the student. This experience enables students to gain feedback from their peers, feel more comfortable with performing, and develop confidence.
Since recitals are also great motivators, they help instructors teach students how to develop stage presence, memorization, projection, communication and impact. By listening to others perform, students also broaden their exposure to many styles and instruments. Levels range from first year students to those with years of experience playing advanced repertoire on their instruments. Through these experiences, camaraderie is built among attendees. Family and friends are always encouraged to attend.

ISM Passport Concert Series:

ISM presents exciting and enriching Family Passport Concert Series, which are free 45 min fun informative concert programs, specially designed to engage young audiences with entertaining, fast-paced and interactive programs geared for the whole family.

These events present an opportunity to hear exceptional performances from our outstanding faculty of teaching artists. They offer a way to introduce different cultures, composers, explore how music tells stories in an interactive way, and learn what to listen to and how to listen to the music. Interactive demonstrations, explanations, and one-on-one interaction with musicians-performers are all elements of these exciting and captivating concerts.

To learn more about these events call 301.365.5888


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