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The 2022 Modern Music Themed Recital is now open for submissions!

The theme is any composition composed after 1900, so 20th and 21st Century compositions.. You may submit as many performances as you like, and the same piece as someone else.

The music may be at any level, in any style (including original compositions), as long as it was written after 1900.

Editing or digital alteration of your performance (other than minor edits such as trimming long silences at the end or beginning of the piece) is counter to the 'live recital' spirit of the AB Forum Recital and is thus strongly discouraged. In any event, any editing should be disclosed in the "additional information" section of the recital submission template.

Recital submissions must be in MP3 format. The maximum size of the file is 20 MB. Your mp3 will be uploaded during the submission process. Videos are optional but are very popular. They must be hosted somewhere else (like youtube) - you will share the link.

If you are new to the forum and the recitals, I encourage you to browse through a few of the past recitals to see what they are like. An easy way to find past recitals is to use the ABF Recital Index:


Submitting Your Recording:

You will upload your mp3 file to the recital server as part of the recital submission process.

When you have your mp3 file ready, go to:


and follow the instructions there. Please note that the software does not cope well with international characters, so please convert any such characters to standard American characters. Once you have uploaded your info to the automated recital software, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You will have the opportunity to revise your submission any time up until the deadline. If you have any problems at all using the website, or if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few hours, just PM me.

The recital website uses the following submission template to be filled out along with your attached music file. You may want to have your responses to these fields prepared in advance so all you have to do is cut and paste:

Performer's Name: {forum ID and real name if you'd like}
Where you are located: {optional}
Avatar image link: {optional}
Experience: {Yrs/Mos of piano playing experience}
Link to YouTube or other video: {optional}
Home page link: {optional}
Title of piece/composer:
Source of music: {sheet music, improvised score, play-by-ear, etc}
Instrument used: {Piano make, keyboard model, etc.}
Recording method: {audacity, Zoom, digital to PC, etc.}
Constructive technical feedback wanted: {Yes/No}
Additional Info: {Your thoughts on the piece, what you had for lunch, etc.}

By submitting a piece to the recital, you are certifying that it is a recording of your own performance.

The recital will be presented in the order the pieces were received, so the sooner you send in your piece, the higher you will be on the list! You can revise your entries on the template (e.g., thoughts about your piece, adding YouTube links, and the like) any time and not lose your place in the recital queue, but if you resubmit your recording at any time, for any reason, you will be bumped to the end of the list.

Should you have any questions at all on what to do or how to do it, do not hesitate to ask. Remember, there are NO stupid questions, as we have a steady flow of new members in AB Forum for whom this is their first recital, so your questions will probably help to eliminate other member's problems.

Looking forward to hearing the recital!


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Metamorphosis I wished to play (also) for the recital got the better of me and I didn't manage to have them on time. I recorded the Nishimura piece though, so I'm finally in! I can't wait to hear all the wonderful performances.

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