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Virtual Student Showcase


Every spring and fall we host the Student Showcase, a capstone event where students prepare a song of their choice and perform it in front of a live audience of family, friends, and fellow students. 

Talk to your teacher today to get started and be a part of Centre Music House history!

Fall 2020 Timeline


October 5th

Deadline to Sign Up
Sign-up here

November 15th

Final video submission due
Submit your video here

December 14th

Private link sent out
Check your email

December 20th
Student Showcase
Enjoy the show!

About the Virtual Student Showcase

Hone Your Craft

Whether you’re just starting out or have been studying for years, the showcase is the perfect opportunity to work toward a musical goal. You and your teacher will work together to pick a song, develop your skills, and strive toward excellence.





Get creative. You set the stage.

Once you’re prepared, it’s up to you to record your performance at home and submit it to your instructor for approval. This is your chance to get creative! If video editing is your thing, set up a green screen and go nuts! If you’re more of a set and costume designer, create a scene that transports your audience to another place and time! Or keep it simple go with a classic & dignified look.



Tune in and enjoy the show

The entire showcase will be broadcast worldwide on Sunday, July 12th. You'll receive a private link to the Youtube Livestream on Monday, July 6th. Please feel free to share it with your family! Whether across the street or across the country, your friends and family will be able to see you and other students perform from all over the world.



Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through this list of common questions. If you can't find the information you're looking for, feel free to send us an email: max@centremusic.com 

Signing up

Q: Who can sign up for the Student Showcase?
This event is for Centre Music House students only.

Q: How do I sign up for the Student Showcase?
Go to this form to sign up online.

Q: How many songs can I perform?
Students are limited to one song each.

Q: I take lessons on more than one instrument. Do I get to perform twice?
Yes, you’ve found the loophole! If you take lessons on multiple instruments, you may sign up to perform once on each.

Q: I’m not sure what song I want to do. Can I still sign up?
Yes. If you’re not sure what song you want to perform, you can sign up and put TBD as in “to be determined.”

Q: Is there a fee?
Yes, there is a $10 per student sign-up fee for the Showcase.

Q: How do I pay the fee?
We will add the sign-up fee to your monthly bill in December.

Q: I’ve signed-up, what now?
After signing up, it’s up to you and your teacher to work together on preparing your performance piece.

Preparing

Q: How should I prepare?
The goal is to be able to play your song all the way through, without stopping, and to the best of your ability. There’s only one way to do that and it’s practice, practice, practice!

Q: Will I be performing live online?
No, students will have to pre-record themselves performing their song and send it in. Your performance will be played during the livestream.

Recording

Q: How should I record my performance?
There are several ways you can record your performance:

  • Record it during your lesson. Zoom has a record feature which allows your teacher to record the audio and video from a lesson.
  • Use your phone. iPhones and other smart devices come packed with really high quality cameras and microphones. You can get a decent recording by either setting up your phone and hitting record or asking a family member to film your performance.
  • Use a digital camera. Any DSLR camera can also shoot film at high quality. This will get you the best picture quality by far.
  • Use your laptop's built-in webcam and microphone. 

Q: What are the guidelines for the recording?
As long as you’re performing your song and the content of your video is appropriate for children and families, you’re free to get as creative as you want! Dress up, create your own stage, invite your family to appear, have fun!

Q: Do I have to do any video editing?
No, you do not. You can send us the raw video footage and our fabulous video editing team will work their magic!

Q: Can I edit the video myself if I want?
Yes! There’s no limit to what you can do with footage, software, and a little creativity.

Q: When should I submit my recording?
The deadline for submitting a video performance is November 15th.

Q: How do I submit my recording?
Go to this form to submit your recording.

Showtime!

Q: What’s the date of the showcase?
Sunday, December 20th.

Q: Where and how will it be hosted?
The Showcase will be hosted on Youtube live.

Q: Is it going to be a private event?
Yes! For the safety and privacy of our students and staff, the live stream will be set to private and will be accessible with a shared link. In other words, random people on the internet won’t be able to find it and tune in.

Q: Where do I find the link to watch the Showcase?
We will email you the link the week before the Showcase.

Q: Can I share the youtube link with my friends or family?
Absolutely. Please feel free to share the livestream with your friends and family.

Q: Will I know what time I go on?
Performances will be divided into 4 equal sessions, each about one hour long. Your performance will appear in one of four sessions. We will let you know ahead of time in which session your performance will appear.

Q: I still have questions. Please help!
Email us at max@centremusic.com