Conservatory of the Ozarks offers a variety of frequent performance events for music and drama students. At the Conservatory, we strive to provide many different types of experiences to help students become well-rounded performers. Whether a debut recitalist or an experienced entertainer, every student will find performance opportunities at the Conservatory to foster further growth in stage presence.
Monthly Studio Recitals
Each month Conservatory of the Ozarks students are welcome to participate in a studio recital. Participation in these monthly recitals are not mandatory, but strongly encouraged for all Conservatory students. The option to participate in monthly studio recitals is included in monthly tuition for lessons at the Conservatory. In other words, monthly studio recitals are free for all Conservatory students.
Recitals take place at a different venue in the Springfield area each month. Each recital has a suggested theme and dress code. For example, in February the theme is usually Italian love songs, the suggested dress code is red and pink, and the recital typically occurs at an Italian restaurant. Learning pieces to fit the monthly theme is a fun challenge for students. Finding a matching costume for the themed piece can be a great learning experience in preparing a complete act. Performing in a recital when everyone on the program has carefully chosen and prepared a piece to fit theme is an educational experience. However, participation in the suggested theme and dress code is not required. A student is welcome to perform a piece which doesn't fit the theme or to skip following the suggested dress code.
Students should sign up for monthly studio recitals on the events bulletin board located in the hallway of the Conservatory. Events are posted for several months, and students should be careful to observe the sign-up deadline for each recital. Typically the sign-up deadline for recitals is the Friday one week prior to the recital. After the sign-up deadline has passed, the sign-up sheet is removed from the bulletin board and replaced by the program order for the recital. Students should check their information on the program order to ensure that their name is spelled correctly, etc.
Community Outreach Performances
Conservatory of the Ozarks offers FREE community outreach performances to community groups in the Springfield area. Conservatory music faculty and students are happy to provide these performances free of charge in order to share music with the community. Since 2008, the Conservatory has given presentations at local churches, Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs and networking organizations around the Ozarks. If your organization would like to have the Conservatory give a presentation at a meeting or provide music for your event, call the Conservatory's event coordinator at 417-592-1756.
Competitive Events & Shows