Fall 2022 Events
All BSM students are welcome to attend Musicianship Classes. Check your email for the zoom link!
Musicianship Classes Fall 2022
BSM Musicianship Classes throughout the 2022-2023 Academic Year will feature Modern Era Music & Composers. Each class will feature a different notable composer, highlighting their life, their music, and their compositional style.
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 10: 12:00 - 12:30 PM. Join us to learn about French "impressionist" composer and pianist Claude Debussy. In class we will learn about Debussy's life, his career, and explore his music which not only shows his creativity and innovation with harmony and color at the piano. We will talk about why certain music is thought of as "impressionistic" and how Debussy's music fits into this category.
Oct 8: , 12:00 - 12:30 PM. Our second class will feature the life and career of Bela Bartok, who pioneered the fields of musicology and ethnomusicology and devoted his life to bringing the gypsy and folk melodies of Eastern Europe to the Western world. In this class we will talk a lot about folk music, folk melodies, and how they play an important part in our musical tradition.
Fall 2022 Virtual Studio Performance Class
All BSM students are invited to join us from 12:00 - 12:30 PM 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: NOVEMBER 1, 2022
7th Annual Technique Olympics
We are excited to hold our 7th Annual BSM Technique Olympics on November 12th, 2022. 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 4, at 1:00 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 11, 2022
Our BSM Holiday Recitals are scheduled for Sunday, December 11, 2022 and will be held at Steinway Galleries in Altamonte Springs. We plan to have 2 back to back recitals: 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM.
We ask that BSM families register with the link provided to let us know your scheduling preferences by November 30, 2022. 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 2022 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 4.