Graduation Day Resources: Piano

Graduation Recital: March 5th, 2022, times TBA
Sundin Hall, Hamline University

Proof of vaccination or negative test results from within 72 hours will be required for all in-person attendees.
Masks will be worn at all times while within the building.


  • Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your recital time.
  • Pick up name tag and program in the lobby.
  • Performers may warm up briefly (1-2 minutes) on the hall piano, first come first served, until 15 minutes prior to recital time. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Dress Code

Dressy Concert Attire. Appropriate choices include button-down shirts, dress pants, and formal dresses.

Please no jeans, T-shirts, sneakers, or sandals. Skirts should be knee-length or longer.

Concert Etiquette

  • Students will sit with their families for the duration of the recital. (This is a change due to Covid concerns.)
  • Students will be called to an “on-deck” position from their seats, then to the stage, and return to their original seat after performing.
  • Families are asked to sit together and at least six feet away from other audience members.
  • Parents of non-soloists are not permitted backstage.
  • After performing, students will wait to be dismissed before leaving the stage.
  • Following the recital, graduating students will be called to the stage for the presentation of trophies.
  • The ushers at Sundin Hall will close the doors to the hall at the beginning of each recital and will allow entrance to the hall only through the door in the back of the hall and between pieces when there is applause. It is very important that the hall is totally quiet.
  • When the doors at the back of the hall are opened between pieces, people may enter and sit in the back only.
  • Please stay seated once the program has begun. Out of respect for the performers onstage, there should be no movement in the hall during pieces.
  • If people have entered the performance late they may visually find their family while sitting in the back, and, at the next applause break, go and join them.
  • Please make sure all cell phones are off for the duration of the performance.
  • Please plan to stay for the duration of the recital to ensure all performers have a supportive audience.

Trophies, Certificates, and Comment Sheets

Trophies for graduates will be distributed on stage at the end of each recital. Pictures with teachers or family may be taken after the conclusion of each recital.

Comment sheets and graduation certificates will be presented to graduating students by their teachers at a later date.