Piano Recital Checklist for Students


This checklist is provided to help students prepare for their recital day, with an additional checklist for those playing in a piano festival. In the U.S., we often use the term festival in place of exam; they are the same thing.

Dress Code

I participate in events held by the Northwest Arkansas Music Teachers Association (NAMTA), which provides the following guidelines:

If you are participating in the Sonata/Sonatina Celebration or ASMTA Regional Festival, these are your guidelines. I also list them for my own recitals with the following sensible caveat: I don’t believe in spending money on an item you’ll wear just once. It’s pretty simple to adhere to minimum guidelines using clothing you probably already have in your closet.