Fall 2021 Events
All BSM students are welcome to attend Musicianship Classes. Check your email for the zoom link!
Musicianship Classes Fall 2021
BSM Musicianship Classes throughout the 2021-2022 Academic Year will feature Romantic Era Music & Composers. Each class will feature a different notable composer as well as highlight a particular musical form and instrument.
All Musicianship Classes will be held online via Zoom. There will be NO registration required, and the link will be made available the week leading up to the class. All homework packets will be available in the student portal.
Sept 11: 10:15 - 10:45 AM. Join us to learn about Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin. In class we will learn about Chopin's life, his career, and explore his music which not only shows his incredible ability as a pianist and innate gift of creating exquisitly sensitive melodies, but give an hommage to his Polish heritage. Our featured form of the day will be the Polonaise.
Oct 16: , 10:15 - 10:45 AM. Our second class will feature the life and career of Robert Schumann, famed for his beautiful melodies, poetic compositional style, and his intellect. This class will also cover the ballade, and how it was used in the Romantic Era.
Fall 2021 Virtual Studio Performance Class
All BSM students are invited to join us from 10:15 - 11:00 AM on select Saturdays for a virtual studio performance class. During each class, we will offer opportunities for students to play a piece (or pieces) they are working with for each other. This is a fantastic way to gain performance experience, test out your pieces prior to a performance, and get creative and constructive comments from peers! Memorization is not required. We would encourage students to plan to attend and perform as much as they are able to.
There is NO registration for this class - all are welcome to attend. Students who wish to perform should discuss with their teachers in their lesson that week.
Please check your email in the week leading up to the class for the specific Zoom link.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30, 2021
6th Annual Technique Olympics
We are excited to hold our 6th Annual BSM Technique Olympics on November 6th, 2021. All BSM students are welcome to participate, however, to be considered for a medalist students will need to know the entire technique level. Our categories will be:
Division I: Prep A & B
Division II: Levels 1-2
Division III: Levels 3-4
Division IV: Levels 5-6
Division V: Levels 7-10
The event will take place at our BSM Home Studio between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Time-slots will be assigned after registration closes. While scheduling requests will be taken into consideration, please note that all students in a particular division will need to play back to back. Students will have the option to perform live (preferred) or virtually via zoom.
Results will be announced via email at the end of the day, and all judges comments will be available to students in their upcoming lesson. The judge will select medalists from each division, and medals will be awarded and presented at the BSM Holiday Recitals in December.
Community Recital: Mayflower Winter Park
We are so excited to be returning to the MayFlower this Christmas Season. BSM will perform on Sunday, December 5, at 2:00 PM. All BSM students are welcome to play, and memorization is NOT required.
Dress Code: Holiday/Recital Dress
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There is NO registration for this recital - students who wish to perform should discuss with their teachers in their lesson that week.
BSM Holiday recitals: December 12, 2021
Our BSM Holiday Recitals are scheduled for Sunday, December 12, 2021 and will be held at Steinway Galleries in Altamonte Springs. We plan to have 2 back to back recitals: 6:00 PM and 7:15 PM.
We ask that BSM families register with the link provided to let us know your scheduling preferences by December 4, 2021. Students who wish to perform after that point will be assigned a recital time based on availability.
Between recitals, we plan to hold a brief medal ceremony recognizing our 2021 Technique Olympic winners and take a BSM group photo.
Dress code for both recitals can be found in the Policy & Procedures. Memorization is required unless students are performing duets. Students who are not memorized, but who would like to perform their pieces are welcome to attend the Community Recital on December 5.
As of right now, we plan to hold this recital live. We will update everyone as we get closer with regards to COVID precautions, etc.