Annual Recital

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 2019 recital will over 90 different performers, over the course of six 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.  Information is typically updated in January or February.

2019 Annual Recital
Theme: “THIS is the Greatest Show”
Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13

Friday, April 12
7:00 PM

Saturday, April 13
8:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:45 PM, 4:30 PM

No show is the same!  Each show features 15 – 17 different performers!  Each show will average 60 – 75 minutes in length.

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 five 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 five!

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.  There will be a small selection of T-shirts available for purchase during the recital or you can pre-order your shirt by notifying LIH.  If the size you need is not available we will have an opportunity to order more.

Pre-Order your recital t-shirt before March 31!  (Image available mid-March)
T-Shirt Order Form
We are still waiting on the shirt image.  If you would like to order a shirt without a preview, we welcome you to complete the T-Shirt Order Form at this time.  We will email performers when the shirt graphic is available.

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.  Due to the large number of performers our shows often run 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.

I am performing in the event, is there anything else I should know?
This year’s participants, please click HERE for additional information regarding information specific to performance day (when to arrive, what to wear, etc.)

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.  If you are interested in volunteering please complete the short form below.  There are three different shift options ranging from 3 hours to 5.5 hours.  We prefer to have 3 – 4 volunteers per show.