Student Events

Student Events are open to students of member teachers of the Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association.  Students wishing to participate should contact their individual teachers for more information.  (Teachers should note recital guidelines below.)

November 20 Recital

General Recital

Circle Music 5124 Poplar Av.
Lisa Fairchild Recital Director

All teachers are invited to enter approximately three students into this fall's general recital. For this recital, we are doing a formal evening concert. Students are asked to wear formal attire, and there will be a reception afterward.

Students may play their most polished piece from any musical genre, and memorization is not required. This concert is on Friday evening, November 20, at 7:00pm at Circle Music Center. The address is 5124 Poplar Ave #106 in Memphis right next to the Clark Tower.

The deadline to register for this recital is November 6.
Please submit the name and grade of the student, title of the piece, and the level of difficulty (early/late elementary, intermediate, advanced....) to Lisa Fairchild at

Teachers are also invited to perform in this concert in addition to your students! We hope to see you all there!

Guidelines for Student Recitals

1. Teachers should contact the Recital Director (listed on Events page) one week before the recital to enter their students.

2. All pieces shall be performed from memory.

3. There will be no duplication of numbers. The teacher reaching the pro-gram director first will be given preference.

4. Students should be encouraged to dress appropriately. No jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes allowed.

5. Pop music, show tunes, and simplified arrangements, while being valid pedagogically, are not acceptable recital material.

6. Proper stage deportment is strongly encouraged.

7. All levels of students from early elementary to advanced are eligible to participate.

8. Teachers are allowed five minutes playing time for their student or stu-dents. This will not apply in the Honors Recital. The program director may also make an exception when participation is low.

Monster Mash Rules

  • Music does not have to be memorized.
  • Costumes are encouraged.
  • Students may choose among one of four (4) 30 minute time periods.
  • Teachers must submit students names and music to be performed to recital director.
  • Times will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis.

Instruction for Parents for Audition Day Process

  • Your child is assigned a specific audition time.  Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early to check in and warm-up.  If you arrive late, your child is not guaranteed an audition.
  • Check in at the front desk.  Be sure to have music clearly marked and measures numbered for the judge.
  • Practice rooms are available on the 3rd floor.  Check in is on the 2nd floor.
  • Be at your judge's door 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time.
  • After performance, please go to the waiting area on the 3rd floor to await your results.
  • After receiving your results, students with SUPERIOR rating are invited back to perform at the Honors Recitals, scheduled for the end of April. Sign-up will be in the main floor lobby.
  • Students earning SUPERIOR ratings are eligible to continue on to the TN State Competition.  See your teacher for information.

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