It's not too early to plan for next year's Just Us!
Each performer is encouraged to play a maximum of 7 minutes in length.
Students and non-students alike are welcome to perform solo (or small ensemble pieces with other musicians in your pandemic "pod") in a friendly and supportive setting. Ensembles can include other instrumentalists who do not need to be members.
We understand that many teachers who are GCFS members may have students who are not GCFS members. These instructors who are members may invite their non-member students to the Just Us recital, at no extra cost to the instructor or the student(s).
Tips for Live Performances over Zoom
-A wired internet connection with an Ethernet cable is often better than wi-fi.
-An external microphone is better than a built-in microphone since it has a wider frequency and dynamic range. Make sure your microphone is set to "automatically adjust microphone volume" in your Audio Settings.
-Make sure you have turned on Original Sound. To do this, go to your Audio Settings, scroll down to the Music and Professional Audio section, and click the box that says "Show in meeting option to turn on Original Sound." Once you have selected this option, exit your audio settings. You should see a box in the upper left-hand corner of your screen that says "Turn on Original Sound." You want Original Sound to be on, so make sure the box turns blue.
Tips for Pre-Recorded (Video) Performances
-We recommend you record in 1080p or 720p. This is the default for most smartphones.
-An external microphone is better than a built-in microphone since it has a wider frequency and dynamic range.
-If you are recording on a smartphone, place your phone in the 'landscape' or horizontal orientation for best results.
For more details, click on the Zoom Tip Sheet below.
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