1. Teacher Membership
You must be a current member of SAM and SAA to participate in SAM Graduation.
For more information, email Vanamali Medina at email@example.com
2. Teacher Registration and Volunteer Information
Volunteering for graduation is the most important contribution to the event’s success. Fill out the online form. Include a substitute if you cannot attend.
3. Student Registration
Teachers are responsible for registering each of their students through a portal that will be made available in the fall preceding the Graduation (e.g. October 2021 for 2022 graduation)
Teachers pay for each student by credit card at the time of registration.
For 2022: Teachers are responsible for obtaining parental consent for SAM Covid guidelines prior to registering the student(s).
January 15, 2022
January 15–17 midnight
January 18–19 midnight
HARP GRADUATION GUIDELINES
Students will make a video—without accompaniment—of the graduation piece for each of the levels from which they are graduating. The video will be uploaded to YouTube and the link will be submitted with the online student registration. All graduation pieces will be performed play-in style at the Graduation Recitals.
Students are expected to polish their previous pieces thoroughly for this performance.
You can view recording directions here.
TEACHER COMMENT FORMS
The core of Graduation is celebrating student progress and achievement. After all graduation videos are received, each teacher will receive a list of videos from area students not in their studio to provide comments for. These sheets will be returned to students at Graduation. You may choose to print the form and write handwritten comments if you prefer.
Fillable Comment Form: Adobe Instructions Mac Instructions PC Instructions
Listening Guidelines and Suggestions
HARP GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
|In order to graduate from:||You must have studied the following:||The graduation piece for this level is:|
|Twinkle Level||F.X. Chwatal, Little Playmates||S. Suzuki, Twinkle Theme and Variations|
|Level 1||M.K. Waddington, Gigue||F.X. Chwatal, Little Playmates|
|Level 2||J.S. Bach, Minuet 1||M.K. Waddington, Gigue|
|Level 3||V.V. Rogers, Petite Etude||J.S. Bach, Minuet 1 (Bk. 2)|
|Level 4||M. Clementi, Sonatina, Adagio (II)||V.V. Rogers, Petite Etude (Bk. 2)|
|Level 5||A. Challan, Promenade a Marly||M. Clementi, Sonatina, II. Adagio|
|Level 6||F. Godefroid, Etude||A. Challan, Promenade a Marly|
|Level 7||C. Salzedo, Chanson dans la Nuit||F. Godefroid, Etude|
|Level 8||C. Debussy, La Fille au Cheveux de Lin||C. Salzedo, Chanson dans la Nuit|
|Level 9||G.F. Handel, Concerto in B-flat, Allegro Moderato (first movement)||Sonata in C Minor – Allegro Moderato by S. Dussek|
|Level 10||Appropriate upper level repertoire chosen at the discretion of the teacher||Teacher discretion|