Virtual Student Recital – May

Create your own recital video that will be presented to our online audience!

For music students through grade 12








InConcert Sierra’s recitals program has given students an opportunity to perform for a live audience and develop performance skills.  Due to the current pandemic, our April recital was canceled requiring our educational programs to look at alternative ways to continue the progress of music education. We must remain flexible and open to new opportunities in this uncertain time.

This virtual platform gives the student the opportunity to showcase their accomplishments while providing new technological learning opportunities.  

Applications need to be submitted through the student’s teacher or parent.




Application fee is $10 per student. ONE application per student please.

Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020

(virtual recital date to be announced)

After you submit your form with payment, you will receive an email with the technical guidance on how to record your video, also noted below.

Students and/or their parents will capture the student’s performance at home on phones or tablets.  The videos will be uploaded to a special YouTube or Vimeo account to be provided.  Our technical wizard Dick Mentzer will collate and compile the performance clips in the format of our live  recital performances.  The final version will be streamed on the InConcert Sierra website and/or Facebook site.

Technical Considerations:
The parents or performer needs to be able to…
  • shoot video using video camera, phone or tablet (using the back highest resolution camera)
  • set up camera, phone (horizontal) or tablet on tripod or clamp to stable stand so to be able to position and frame the shot
  • light and stage the performer so there isn’t bright backlight or lots of background distractions
  • if using the microphone on the camera, position camera (phone) close to the performer for best sound
  • frame the the performer to fill the picture (full body shot with just a little head room)
  • record the video and review for quality of performance, picture and sound (shoot until you have best performance)
  • upload best performance video file to YouTube or Vimeo
  • send Mark Vance the URL address where video is located
If parent or child has questions about setup contact Dick:


Performer’s talking point to consider:
Introduction to performance –
  • name, age and how long as music student
  • piece to be performed
After the performance –
  • reason for picking piece and how it was to perform it
  • musical ambition/goals
  • thanking teacher and supporters and ICS
  • how do you feel about performing over the Internet,  who do you think might be watching
  • what do you do now with the staying in place?????
Look into the camera and speak up.  Don’t be concerned about dead space or mistakes as video will be edited


For more information – please contact Education Director Mark Vance at: