Potomac Music students of all ages are given the opportunity to perform in the Fall and  Spring student recitals.  These recitals are a great time for students to show off their talent and skills to family and friends while gaining valuable performance experience.

Our recitals, which take place in the de Laski Performing Arts Building on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, are a professional yet casual affair which allow our community of students and their families and instructors to connect and support each other.  Recitals are free and open to the public.  Accompanists are provided.

Performers and parents, please read:

Artwork by our Visual Art students will also be on display in the de Laski lobby area during the recital weekend (fall semester only).   Additionally, our acting students will present their theater showcases in the Black Box Theater in the lower level of the building.
For our Theater Showcases, please visit the Acting For Young People webpages .


Spring 2017 Music Recitals 

Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th.
This is for all Potomac Arts Academy private lesson students.
Specific times and sign up sheet coming soon.


Other Music Performance Opportunities

Music Competition

Our first annual Music Competition/ Fundraiser will take place in Spring 2017!  Read more about it and audition.  This competition is open to anyone in the community – not just Potomac students. A special “Winner’s Recital” will take place on June 11th in Mason’s Harris Theatre.

Spotlight on the Arts Festival

The City of Fairfax hosts an annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival in which Potomac participates with the following 2 events.

Student & Faculty Recital, Sunday April 30th

 This is free and open to the public and showcases the wonderful talent of both student and faculty found at Potomac Arts Academy.  April 30th, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax, VA.  Potomac students audition for a spot and perform alongside their fellow students and faculty members.

Faculty Recital, Sunday April 2nd

 Join us for an afternoon of music presented by our many talented faculty members on Sunday April 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the beautiful, historic Old Town Hall building.  This event is funded in part by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.


Recital Etiquette

Student recitals can be tremendously fun and valuable experiences for our music students.  Unfortunately, they can also be a source of some stress and anxiety if preparations aren’t complete and certain practices aren’t followed. Following are guidelines and rules of behavior all performers and audience members should follow during recitals or concerts.

Guidelines For Performers 

 Guidelines For Audience members

 Attentive audiences make the best audiences!