CCSM Student Recitals



Join us for our February, 2021 online recitals! 


When? February 6th, 7th, and 8th (Streaming times TBD)

Where? Online, via YouTube Live!

Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel ahead of time to get notifications when we go live!





Performer Instructions


Please review the information below for instructions and guidelines for recording your video, submitting your final recording, and information regarding when to expect your video to be broadcast live.  

All videos need to be submitted by 11:59pm on Saturday, January 23rd.

Please check with your teacher to make sure you have been signed up to participate!



Getting Set Up to Record

  • Find a quiet space or room with sufficient lighting.
  • Set up a device that can stand upright, in landscape mode, facing you, to record a run-through of your piece (video and audio).  We recommend recording using the same device that you use for your online lessons (iPad/tablet, computer, iPhone etc).
  • Place you recording device about 3-5 feet away from where you will be standing/sitting, for better sound quality. If you notice that the sound quality of your recording becomes distorted or "crunchy" when the student plays more loudly, however, the device may be set up too close to the student.  If this is the case, try moving the device further from the student and recording again. (Students playing on a grand piano should also consider lowering/closing the lid of their piano.)
  • Make sure the device’s camera can see you, your head, your hands, and your instrument (if applicable).

Click here to view example setup diagrams


 Recording Your Video (in order)

  1. Press “record” on your device.
  2. Please announce:                                                                                                                     
    • Your name
    • The name of your private lesson instructor
    • The piece that you will be playing                                                                                                                        
  3. Play through your piece from beginning to end.
  4. When you have finished playing, please stand up and take a bow!
  5. Press “Stop Record” on your device.
  6. Listen to (and watch) your recording. Check that you can hear yourself speaking as well as playing. If you need or would like to re-record, feel free! It might take a few run-throughs to get the recording you are most happy with.
  7. Make sure to save your recording somewhere on your device that you will be able to locate later.

    If a family member is available, please assist the student by pressing the device’s “start” and “stop” buttons to begin and end their recording. 





Submitting Your Video


*Deadline to Submit Final Recordings: 11:59pm on Saturday, January 23rd*

 Please check with your teacher to make sure you have been signed up to participate! 


  1. Click the "submit recording" button on this page. You will be taken to a web page (via Dropbox.com) that says “Online Student Recital”.
  2. Click the blue "Add files" button. You will be prompted to choose your recorded video file. Please note that you will need to have access to your recording from the device on which you open the link.
  3. Once you have selected your desired video file, you will be asked to enter a name and email address. Please enter the STUDENT'S first and last name in the space provided, and the email address through which you received the submission link from CCSM. Faculty performers should enter their information similarly.
    **If you are not given the option to enter name or email address, please re-name your video file as the student's first and last name before uploading. (This sometimes occurs when the submitter has a personal Dropbox account associated with their device.)
  4. Click the blue “Upload” button. Please note that it may take a few minutes for your file to finish uploading. Generally speaking, the faster your internet connection, the faster the file will upload. 
  5. Once your file has finished uploading, you will be taken to a web page that says "Finished Uploading". You may close your browser at that point. You will also receive an email from Dropbox confirming that your file was uploaded to "Online Student Recital". This is your confirmation that we have received your video(s)! 




Recital Streaming Times

Recitals will be streamed via YouTube Live on February 6th, February 7th, and February 8th (holiday). Individual recital times are in the process of being determined. Depending on the number of students who express interest in participating, we will divide the student/performer recordings into multiple recital-length videos. During the week leading up to the recitals, an announcement will be made that recital times have been finalized; information regarding the time of each individual performer's recital will be available here on our website at that time. After February 8th, recital videos will remain posted on our YouTube channel for a limited time.





 Questions? Email kshore@claremontmusic.org or call (909) 624-3012 ext. 101