Students ready to graduate from a level are to record two polished and memorized pieces: the required graduation piece and a selection after the graduation piece in the Suzuki book.
Repertoire outside of the Suzuki books are allowed from Level 4 and above. In this case, the student records three pieces: the required graduation piece, second piece beyond the graduation piece in the Suzuki book and piece of choice outside
Suzuki repertoire of comparable level to the graduation piece (see Graduation Levels). No method books or arrangements are allowed.
Record student's performance on a piano that is in tune. In order to ensure student's success, participant's recorded performance must be fluent and without stops. The book or music score should not be on the piano while recording. Take note of performance time for each piece.
The final decision on the piece to be performed at the Graduation Recital will be made by the Evaluation Committee.
Beginning Fall 2012, only YouTube video links will be used in the viewing sessions.
What to say in the recording?
First, the student takes a bow, then announces name, age, teacher and pieces with composer's name as an introduction in the recording.
If you will play 1 piece in a recording:
"My name is _______ . I am fourteen years old. My teacher is Mr. ____.
I will play Etude, Opus 10, No. 3 by Frederic Chopin.
If you are doing 2 pieces in one recording:
"My name is ________. I am nine years old. My teacher is Mrs. _____. My
first piece is Allegro by Shinichi Suzuki and my second piece is Musette."
After finishing, it is recommended that the student say "Thank you for listening."
1. Create a Google account. If you already have Gmail,
skip this step.
2. Go to YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com
3. Click "Upload" on upper right side of homepage. Note: Uploading a 5-minute piece takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
4. After uploading, you will be automatically directed to 'Edit' page. Under 'Privacy Settings' choose 'Unlisted' if you do not want the video to be available to the public. Type in needed information in 'Title' and 'Description' sections.
5. Very Important: Make sure to test the YouTube link before submitting to your teacher or viewing session host.
Back to Graduation Program
in SMAC-BAPB Graduation Concerts
(also for Recording)
Do repeats if there are no. 1, no. 2 repeats AND/OR D.C. al fine
written in the pieces whether they are from Baroque or Classical
Periods. Examples are Minuet 1 from Partita in B-Flat, BWV 825 in
Book 4 and Fur Elise by Beethoven.
by Bach, Handel, Petzold and so on from Baroque Period:
No repeats in general unless the repeats are played differently from
the first time with the distinguished embellishment or ornamentation. For example:
No. 4 Minuet in G Major, BWV 822
No. 5 Minuet in G Major, Anon.
No. 6 Minuet in G Minor, BWV 822
No. 11 Minuet in G Major by Petzold
Book 3: No. 2 Minuet in G Minor by Petzold
Book 4: Minuet 2 and Gigue by Bach
All Classical Period Sonatinas/Sonatas are not to be
repeated. For example:
Book 2: Sonatina in G by Beethoven
Book 3: Sonatinas by Clementi
Book 4: Sonata in G by Beethoven
Book 5: Sonatina in F by Beethoven and Sonata in C by Haydn
Books 6 & 7: Sonatas by Mozart and Scarlatti