Information for Parents

Spring 2019 Graduation Concert 
Sunday, April 28, 2019

​1:45 Concert (Students report onstage at 1:15)

3:45 Concert (Students report onstage at 3:15)​​
Community School for Music and Arts,  Tateuchi Hall
(Click at the bottom of map box, 'View Larger Map' for directions) 
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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS


The Suzuki Music Association of California - Bay Area Piano Branch would like to welcome you and your child to our Graduation Program. The teachers in this association are working together to provide a program where Suzuki piano students in the Bay Area have the opportunity to advance through progressive levels of achievement and be recognized in a formal concert and awards ceremony.


In this page, you will find all the information you need to ensure a successful

Graduation experience for your child.


I. Preparing the video for evaluation.

Links:

Graduation Levels


Recording Guidelines


II. Submit video and Evaluation Form to teacher and pay Graduation fee.


Links:

Graduation Evaluation.pdf

(Fill up information at the top of the form)

Pay Graduation Application Fee online


III.  After evaluations  up to Concert day


Students are expected to continue polishing their piece.


Make sure costume or attire still fits!

Read "Concert Attire" below.


IV. On concert day


Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before the concert.


Escort your child onstage to record bench and footstool height.


 Stay for the entire performance as all awards are presented at the end of the concert. 


                            

CONCERT ATTIRE
The Graduation Concert is a formal event designed for a family audience. Choose outfits that provide comfort and confidence while performing at the piano. Parents should select conservative styles that are age-appropriate. 

Girls:

  • Formal Concert Dress that falls below the knee or longer
  • No sheer or clingy fabric/ plunging neckline or back
  • No backless dresses
  • Use discretion with spaghetti straps
  • No very high heels
  • No hats
  • No sneakers

 

Boys:

  • Formal Concert attire-Tuxedo or dark suit
  • Dress pants and belt, with solid dress shirt (tucked) and tie, and coordinated jacket or vest (optional)
  • No corduroy or denim
  • Dress shoes (no sneakers, lug soles, casual suede), dress socks
  • No hats


All:

  • Wear nothing on fingers or wrists. 
  • Secure hair away from face.
  • Be able to walk naturally in shoes.

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