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Student Showcase!

11/9/20: The Showcase is full and no longer accepting sign-ups

Virtual Student Showcase
Fall 2020

Performance is a critical component of music education. When you perform in front of an audience you gain valuable life experiences and share your music with the world. The Student Showcase is all about giving musicians the opportunity to perform and gain these valuable life experiences in the company and with the support of their family, friends, teachers, and fellow students.

Check out session 3 from the previous Virtual Showcase:


The Virtual Student Showcase is back and this time better than ever. With rewards and prizes for students, new group performances, hilarious skits, and more, we hope to give students the same sense of accomplishment they get from performing in-person while delivering a fun and entertaining event that you can enjoy with your whole family.

Fall 2020 Timeline



November 15th

Deadline to Sign Up
Sign-up here

December 6th

Video submission due
Submit your video here

December 14th

Private link sent out
Check your email

December 20th

Student Showcase
Enjoy the show!


Let's get the show on the road!

You’re the star of the show!

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, this is your chance to share your music with the world. Talk to your teacher to let them know you're interested. They'll help you pick one song to perform that you love and that showcases your musical talents.

Your pre-recorded performance will be featured in a live-streamed concert alongside 100 other Centre Music House students. Your friends and family members from all over the world will tune in just to watch you and your fellow musicians perform.

Spaces are limited so sign up as soon as you can! Click here to sign up.

Get creative & express yourself!

Since you will be filming your performance, you have all sorts of opportunities to make it uniquely yours. Need some inspiration? Below are some ideas that other students did in the past which you can apply to your own performance:

  • Create your own staging, set-design, and/or costume
  • Write and perform one of your original songs
  • Play a duet with a family member
  • Flex your video editing skills with different effects, camera angles, or stitch together a four part band where you play all the instruments!

When your video is done and ready, then it’s time to submit it. Click here to submit your video.


Need some tips for filming your performance?
Check out this guide we made!




Tune in and enjoy the show

After filming and submitting your performance, your work is done! The show will be broadcasted via Youtube on Sunday, December 20th. To watch the show, check your email for a private link which will be sent to you on Monday, December 14th. Share it with friends and family, gather together, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

A job well done deserves a reward

Performing for an audience can be equal parts challenging and rewarding. Students will receive a personalized package delivered in the mail from Centre Music House with gifts and prizes. It’s our little way of saying congratulations and job well done!


What are you waiting for?


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 pick a song and work together to help you get prepared for your performance. 

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

Still have questions? Email: max@centremusic.com