Over the years, Dazzle has been proud to host numerous student recitals from budding young musicians on our live stage. With the lights down on our live stage until further notice, we would now like to extend the same invitation for students to perform here on our online stage.

We are inviting any interested students who would like to showcase their music on our platform to send us a video performance of some or all of their recital repertoire.


Tips on Recording

We’ve put together a list of resources that can help you fine-tune the process of recording yourself at home. While our list is not exhaustive, it is definitely worth taking a look at. You never know, you might find something interesting that could improve the quality of your recordings!

Educational Resources

We’ve put together a list of educational resources that can help you navigate what assistance is available to you during this time. Some are portals to explore and inspire while some are strictly educational. Others are financial resources to help artists through tough times.

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few links that have some good guidelines on how to record with your smartphone. If you have better equipment that you can use, great! But we’re not asking you for a technological masterpiece. We just want to see, hear, and feel what you are doing in your art space right now. Use what you have!

General Tips

Check out these tips on recording with a smartphone from the good folks at University of St. Andrews

Sound Settings

Popular Science has some good ideas on creating a better audio landscape in your smartphone recordings.

Cool Camera Tricks

Ignore their advice about music. Pay attention to the cool camera tricks to make your video more fun to watch.

Video Editing Apps

Make use of FREE! These 4 free video editing apps for your smartphone will help you get some cool effects.

Audio Editing Apps

Make use of FREE! These 15 audio editing apps for Android and iOS might make all the difference.

Do Your Thing

No link here. We just want to remind you that your fans love your work. Be you and be authentic.

Know of any other great tips or tricks not included here? Email them to webmaster@dazzledenver.com!

Educational Resources

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are some educational resources for young artists.

Know of any other educational resources not included here? Email them to webmaster@dazzledenver.com!

Submit Your Recital

To submit a performance, please email dazzlerecitals@dazzledenver.com with “Dazzle Recitals” in the subject line, and either attach a video file to the email or include an existing YouTube URL.
Please note that Dazzle will claim no exclusive ownership over any of these videos. By submitting a performance to us, students still retain the right to share their video with as many other platforms as they see fit, and may also request that their video be removed from our site at any time.

We are hoping we can inspire young musicians to come together and continue to perform during this difficult time. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to Matt Rathkey at matthew.rathkey@dazzledenver.com. Many thanks, and remember to keep up with #DazzleRecitals #ListenMore.

For each submission, we ask that students please provide the following:

  • Student’s name and email
  • Parent’s name and email (if student is under 18)
  • Student’s school and grade level
  • Names of all other performers (if applicable)
  • Titles of all pieces performed
  • Composers/arrangers of all pieces performed
  • Photo of student (optional, but recommended—will be published on our site)
  • Student statement/vision (optional)
For all students, please also download, sign and scan the following release to be included with your submission:

Recital Stage

Payton Keeler

Payton Keeler

Silver Creek High School

Max Johnson & Parker Secrest

East High School