Monthly Student Playthroughs and Recitals
Students have the opportunity to perform in informal and formal concerts that are scheduled 2-3 times per semester by each teacher throughout the year.
Concerto Festival Competition and Concert
All eligible students of PMD instructors are given the opportunity to audition for this competition in January. Winners are featured soloists with the HNU Festival Orchestra later in the semester.
These Friday night concerts feature a variety of PMD student musicians whom teachers recognize as performing particularly well, and are recommended for these recitals. The range of instruments (piano, violin, cello, voice, harp, flute) as well as the intimate setting (McElroy Hall) make these recitals especially enjoyable.
East Bay Suzuki Violin Play-In
PMD hosts a large concert at Holy Names. Suzuki string students and teachers from all over the Bay Area gather together to perform repertoire from Twinkle Variations to advanced pieces in a large group setting.
Solo & Ensemble Festival
Outstanding students, upon recommendation of their instructor, perform in a special recital, open to the public and attended by outside evaluators (esteemed musicians in the Bay Area) who offer constructive written feedback to the students. This is a valuable experience for both students and their teachers, congratulating them for and inspiring them to continue their hard work.
PMD students are given free admission to Holy Names Orchestra Concerts and Chamber Singers Concerts.
In one of our most popular events of the year, students audition any non-Classical piece on a videotape. The concert features costumes, stage props, and special lighting. This is an enjoyable family-oriented concert.