DAMTA presents a Musicale one Sunday per month. Musicales give students of DAMTA teachers the opportunity to perform in a welcoming and supportive environment. If you study music with a DAMTA teacher, you can sign up today!
Students of all instruments, ages, and levels are encouraged to perform.
PERFORM IN THE NEXT MUSICALE!
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2:00pm
LOCATION: Classic Pianos of Denver (1332 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210)
MUSICALE HOST: Chandrika Prem
Co-Host/Assistant: Joshua Zabatta
*Students can sign up for musicales through their teachers. If your teacher is a member of DAMTA, they will receive a Passalong Email from the musicale host inviting them to have students participate. Your teacher may respond to that email or reach out to our musicale chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). See below for more ways to get involved!
If your teacher is a member of DAMTA, you can sign up for a musicale here or through your teachers. The Musicale host sends out a Passalong Email to all DAMTA teachers with the signup information for the event. Let your teacher know right away if you’re interested in performing!
You can donate to the DAMTA scholarship fund using the button provided. For Musicale participants, the recommended donation is $10 per participant.
Thank you for supporting DAMTA!
Upcoming musicales will take place at Classic Pianos of Denver, located at 1332 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210.
December 11, 2022, @ 2:00pm
HOST: Chandrika Prem
February 12, 2023, @ 2:00pm
THEME: Black History Month Celebration
HOST: Ben Raznik
March 12, 2023, @ 2:00pm
HOST: Joshua Zabatta
April 23, 2023, @ 2:00pm
HOST: Nancy Harris
May 14, 2023, @ 2:00pm
HOST: Valerie Mishek
Student Musicale Guidelines
For Participants & Teachers
1) Sign Up to Participate
Any interested performers can sign up through their teacher and complete the form provided.
The student should be prepared musically, but memorization is not required.
3) Performance Etiquette
Teachers should prepare their students with essentials for performance, including how to walk on stage, what to wear, how to introduce yourself/your piece, and how to bow.
4) Musicale Fee
We encourage participants and their families to donate at least $10 per participant to the DAMTA Scholarship Fund. They can do so using the Donate Link on this page or paying in person before the performance.
5) Access & Participation
Each participating teacher should take up no more than 1/3 of the program length. One of the excellent benefits of these musicales is the mixing of our students and teachers together.
6) All students Are Welcome and Supported
Students of all ages, skill levels, and instruments are welcome to perform in our musicales. Every student, teacher, and audience member should be supportive of the other participants.
7) Copyright Policy
Copyright laws must be observed; all music must be an original publication, licensed for reprint, or in the public domain. Photocopying of copyrighted music is illegal.
You may contact the musicale chair, Joshua Zabatta, at JoshuaZabatta@gmail.com with any questions.
For Musicale Hosts
1) Invite Teachers and Student Performers
Send out a Passalong Email three or four weeks before the musicale to invite DAMTA members to sign up their students. They should include the performers’ names, musical selections, and the length of the performance. Include a deadline (the deadline is up to you, we recommend one week prior) for them to sign up.
2) Create A Concert Program
You may use the templates provided below to create your program or create your own as long as it includes the DAMTA logo. Please bring enough copies of the program for your audience on the day of the musicale. You may be reimbursed for up to $10 in printing costs. After the musicale, please send a PDF of the program to JoshuaZabatta@gmail.com.
3) Encourage Donations To The DAMTA Scholarship Fund
There is a PayPal link on our website for donations; please include this in your email to your performers. Participants can also donate before the performance.
4) Online Viewing Offered for Live Musicales
For this year, we’re aiming to offer hybrid viewing of our musicales (Live and Online over Zoom). You may either use your own account if you have one with unlimited time, or DAMTA has an account available that you can use. Send an invitation with Zoom ID, passcode, and link to all participating teachers; the teachers can pass this along to performers and their families. If you need guidance in using Zoom, please reach out to Joshua Zabatta (JoshuaZabatta@gmail.com).
As the host of the Musicale, you may choose a theme for the concert if you like. If there is a designated theme, please encourage the exploration of music appropriate for the theme. Any participation in the musicale should be encouraged, whether it relates to the theme or not.
6) Performance Length
Each musicale should last no longer than 60 minutes. If there is a high demand for a particular date, a second recital may be added. It is up to the host whether they would like to host a second recital or recruit another participating teacher to host.
7) Musicale Setup And Hosting
The host should arrive 30 minutes early to prepare the space. The host should check in the performers, collect scholarship donations, introduce themselves at the beginning of the musicale, and be prepared to speak to parents and teachers about DAMTA benefits.