Each year LIH hosts an annual recital to give our clients a chance to shine in the spotlight. This show has grown each year and our most recent show featured over 80 different performers, over the course of four different shows. Dates are subject to change from year-to-year based upon availability of the Heider Center in West Salem. Please see the information below regarding our next annual recital.
2018 Annual Recital – Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28: Theme will be announced beginning of 2018.
2017 Annual Recital – “One Voice”
Where is the recital held?
The recital is at the Heider Center in West Salem, WI (405 East Hamlin Street, West Salem, WI 54669). You can park in the parking lot outside of the Heider Center and come in the front doors.
What is the purpose of the recital?
To give our clients an opportunity to SHINE! LIH believes in spreading awareness for music therapy and there is no better way than to SHOW family, friends, teachers, social workers, and others in the audience just how beneficial music and music therapy interventions can be. At the start of the recital we emphasize to the audience that the purpose of music therapy is focusing on the process of making music, not the final product. Thus, this recital may not be what you’d typically expect from a “music recital” as the performances are prepared and polished but in a very different way than what your eyes or ears may expect.
What is the cost for this event?
This event is free of charge! We do greatly appreciate donations which greatly help us to continue providing this event at a wonderful facility like the Heider Center. We will “pass the drum” during one song per show, however, the event itself is free to anyone who would like to attend one or all four shows!
Do we need tickets?
There are over 500 seats in the Heider Center that will be available for each show. Feel free to arrive and find a seat as you please. No ticket is required to attend. You are welcome to stay for one show or attend all four!
Will there be any items for sale?
Items for sale include T-shirts (current and past recital T-shirt designs), magnets, zipper pulls, and keychains. T-shirts will be available for purchase during the recital or you can pre-order your shirt by notifying LIH of the size you would like us to order or shopping at our online store (soon to come). If the size you need is not available we will have an opportunity to order more.
When do the doors open?
Doors to the lobby will open 30 minutes prior to the first show of the day and will remain open until the last performance. Doors to the recital hall will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the show. We have over 80 performers to schedule over four show times which results in the shows often being back-to-back. Thus, if you arrive before the doors to the recital hall have been opened we request that you wait in the lobby until the doors open. This decreases additional noise and movement in the recital hall which can greatly distract from our clients doing their absolute best to focus on their performance.
Do you need volunteers for the recital?
YES! We would love to have additional help! Volunteers help us to keep the flow of the shows moving forward as well as ensuring that we have all of our areas covered. Volunteers may assist with sales of merchandise, checking performers in, assisting on stage by holding microphones or sanitizing instruments, etc. If you are interested in volunteering please complete the short form below.