Musical Gift Recitals (MGRs) provide an opportunity for students to serve local retirement communities with their musical gifts and talents. High School students receive one hour of community service for participating.

MGR Participation Checklist

Upcoming MGRs:

  • Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 pm: In-Person at University House in Issaquah (masks required) Please Register Here

MGR Format: Virtual and In-Person

  • Monthly virtual recitals will be created and posted on YouTube (“Unlisted”) so that recitals may be broadcast by each retirement community.
  • In-person recitals may required masks and/or proof of vaccination.

Submitting Recordings:

  • Recommended length of 5 minutes or less. Limit of 5 students per teacher for each recital.
  • Any video format is acceptable (MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, MKV, etc.)
  • An announcement is not required.
  • Ask students to dress nicely, and to bow or nod at the end of the performance.
  • Attach the video to an email and send to
    • Send a link to large files (Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud, Dropbox, but NO YouTube links).
    • In the same email, list student name, title, and composer.

See a Complete List of Past MGRs.

Chairs: Selina Chu, NCTM

Information for Coordinators

MGR Coordinators organize the recital program, print the student certificates, and emcee the recital.

MGR Certificate of Participate Template – Updated for 2021-2022 (Word file)
MGR Certificate of Participate Template (no border) – Updated for 2021-2022 (Word file)