To be eligible to participate in Graduation, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must be current members of AASPA and must have joined or renewed before the Studio Application Deadline.

  • Students must enter at level one, and graduate sequentially. Students who may be transferring from other teachers may request that an exception be made by contacting the Graduation Committee.

  • Students must observe a previous graduation performance in order to be eligible to participate.

  • Students must attend the dress rehearsal in order to perform in the concert.

Students must perform in the graduation concert in order to receive their certificate and trophy. If a student is unable to perform because of extreme hardship such as a broken limb or sickness, the AASPA Board must approve a request in advance. A student with an excused absence may perform in the next concert, where they will receive their certificate and trophy. A student must perform in a graduation concert in order to be eligible to proceed to the next level.

Concert attire must be appropriate for a family concert. A student who is not dressed appropriately at the dress rehearsal may be asked to change clothing for the concert at the discretion of the Graduation Director.

Students and parents will be notified by email about the specific times of the dress rehearsal and concert.

If there is a conflict with the concert times, students or teachers must notify the Graduation Director no later than four weeks prior to the concert date.