STUDENT MUSICALES

DAMTA presents a Musicale on one Sunday per month.  Musicales are an excellent opportunity for students of DAMTA teachers to perform in a welcoming and supportive environment. 

Students of all instruments and levels are encouraged to perform.

PERFORM IN THE NEXT MUSICALE!

September 25, 2022 at 2:00pm

THEME: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

*It’s all about teamwork.  Student participants are encouraged to perform with another student or teacher for this musicale. 

LOCATION: Classic Pianos of Denver, located at 1332 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

MUSICALE HOST: 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.  Let your teacher know right away if you’re interested in performing!

Upcoming Musicales

All upcoming musicales will take place at Classic Pianos of Denver, located at 1332 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210.

September 25, 2022 @ 2:00pm

October 23, 2022 @ 2:00pm

November 13, 2022 @ 2:00pm

December 11, 2022 @ 2:00pm

February 12, 2023 @ 2:00pm

March 12, 2023 @ 2:00pm

April 23, 2023 @ 2:00pm

May 14, 2023 @ 2:00pm

Sign Up and Perform!

If your teacher is a member of DAMTA, you can sign up for a musicale here, with the help of a parent, or through your teachers.  The Musicale host also 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!

Host a Musicale Event!

Calling all DAMTA member teachers!  You can sign up here to host a musicale or assist another musicale in progress.  Hosting is relatively simple and is a great way to connect with other studios in the Denver area.

Reach out to Joshua Zabatta for more info:  JoshuaZabatta@gmail.com.

Donate to Scholarships!

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!

Student Musicale Guide

For Student Participants and their Teachers, here is what you need to know about musicales this season:

  • Musicales will take place at Classic Pianos of Denver, located at 1332 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210.
  • Each participating teacher (including the host) should take up no more than ⅓ of the program length, one of the greatest benefits of these musicales is mixing our students and teachers together.
  • Participants and their families are encouraged to make a donation of at least $10 per person to the DAMTA Scholarship Fund.  This can be done using the PayPal Donate Link found on the student musicale page on DAMTA’s website.
  • The student should be thoroughly prepared musically, but memorization is not required.  
  • For online musicales the program will be limited to 45 minutes, and performers can be encouraged to get creative with staging, including members from their household in their performance or whatever ideas they come up with!  Students should also be prepared to introduce their piece in lieu of having a printed program.
  • For in-person musicales, the program will be limited to 60 minutes.  Teachers should prepare their students with performance etiquette: entrance, introducing yourself and your piece, how to bow, and concert attire.
  • 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.  

For the Musicale Host, Here is what you need to know:

  1. Send out a Passalong about two weeks before the musicale to invite DAMTA members to sign up their students, they should include performers’ names, musical selections and length of performance.  Include a deadline (the deadline is up to you) for them to sign up by.       
  2. Encourage performers to donate to our scholarship fund. There will be a PayPal link on our website for donations, please include this in your email to your performers.  
  3. Zoom Information For musicales hosted on 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 any guidance for using Zoom please reach out to Megan Koegel at missmeganpiano@gmail.com.
  4. Create a program for the musicale. You can use the template provided in the members only area of our website, or you may 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.   

For online musicales, a formal program is not necessary.  However a record of performers and their pieces should still be submitted to the musicale chair.  

  1. Themes If there is a designated theme for the musicales you are hosting, please encourage exploration of music appropriate for the theme.  Any participation in the musicale should however be encouraged, whether it is related to the theme or not.  
  2. For musicales at Classic Pianos, you may arrive up to 30 minutes early to get into the space.  Each musicale should last about an hour, if there is a high demand for a particular date 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.

You may contact the musicale chair, Joshua Zabatta at JoshuaZabatta@gmail.com with any questions.

Musicale Hosts: Download a program template you can customize for your musicale:

For Windows: Click Here

For Mac: Click Here