• Fall 2017 Performance Programs Orientation

  • Please read all information below then complete the certification. Everything on this page is important to your child's participation in the program.
     

    1) Program Overview

    MTC performance programs build upon skills learned in private lessons.  Students learn to perform together as a band or choir, along with stage presentation. 
    Teachers prepare students for two performances: a performance at MTC Ensemble Night, and a fully independent performance at World Café Live for which the teacher will not be present. Participation in both performances is required .
     

    2) Rehearsal and Performance Schedules

    Students are required to attend all rehearsals and both performances, arrive on time, practice in-between rehearsals, and be respectful at all times.  Failure to meet these expectations may result in dismissal from the program without refund.
    Please reconfirm your child's rehearsal and performance schedules using the links below and mark them on your calendar to ensure that there are no conflicts:
     

    3) Hearing Protection

    The Hearing Protection Form (alternate download link) is required for rock band classes.  Please print and sign this form and bring it to the week 2 rehearsal. Students will not be permitted to participate if the form is not provided by week 2.
    We require that your child wears Hearos High Fidelity earplugs. These are available at MTC for $12.95 or online.  If your child does not have these, please buy them.  Hearos earplugs are safer, reusable, more comfortable, easier to use, and better-sounding than disposable earplugs.  If a student arrives without earplugs, they will be required to use disposable earplugs provided at a cost of $1, which will charged automatically to your credit card on file.
     

    4) Private Lessons

    Instructors work with students as a group but do not teach students their individual parts in rehearsals (similarly to orchestra).  Students are required to take private lessons during the 8 weeks of the performance class in order to ensure preparedness for rehearsals.  If the student has a private teacher outside of MTC, the private teacher must agree to work on the MTC songs during the 8 week span of the program.  If a student is not not prepared for rehearsals, participation in the concerts may be reduced.  
     

    5) Downloading Songs and Practicing at Home

    Copyright laws prohibit MTC from distributing recordings to students. Each student must purchase a copy of the songs from iTunes or another legal music source.  If a song is marked as having "explicit" content, download the "clean" version of the song. Please ensure that your child has all of the assigned songs, and schedule practice in-between classes. 
     

    6) Concerts

    Participation in both concerts is mandatoryFailure to perform in either concert causes an unacceptable impact to other studentsCheck your calendar carefully and ensure that you have no conflicts

    Concert 1 - MTC Ensemble Night - Saturday November 18, 6:00 PM at Music Training Center: Each ensemble performs one, two, or three songs depending on preparedness prior to the performance date. Free admission - Invite friends, school friends, and family.

    Concert 2 - World Café Live - Sunday November 19, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM at World Café Live Philadelphia: Each ensemble performs one song.  Each ensemble is assigned a designated performance window. Tickets are $10 for adults ($8 for children under 12). Performers do not need tickets. 
    MTC may publish video and photos of the concert in its printed materials, website, and other online presence.
     

    7) What to Bring to Rehearsals

    Guitar and Bass players: Bring your instrument, strap, and a full set of extra strings.  If you break a string and do not have a spare, we charge $3/guitar string, $8/bass string for replacements.  Do not bring amplifiers or effects pedals (MTC provides all amplifiers and effects). Drummers, bring drumsticks only.  Keyboardists and Singers: Do not bring any equipment. Your credit card on file will be charged automatically in the event that we need to supply replacement strings or disposable earplugs to permit your child's participation in a rehearsal. If there is no credit card on file, balances due must be paid prior to the student's participation in the final concerts.

    Certification

    I am the parent or legal guardian of the student listed above and have read all information above.  My child will attend all rehearsals and perform in both performances. 
     

Performance Programs Orientation Music Training Center