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Spring Recital Template - complete package of invitation, program, and recital compliment cards

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New Editable Spring Recital Template

I’m so excited to bring a new line of resources from the artist who’s behind so much of ComposeCreate! This new spring recital template is the first in a series of studio-licensed recital templates that you can use once, twice, or 500 times without ever having to buy them again!

Why care about looking professional?

We all know that when you look professional, parents are more likely to treat you as a professional. They are more likely to respect your policies, pay you on time, and prioritize lesson times.

But the problem is that while we may be wonderful musicians, most of use are not wonderful artists or graphic designers. And even those that are fabulous artists probably don’t have time to be fabulous at both! What usually happens is that we pick a pretty picture, paste into our document and then type up our program. It might look okay but it usually doesn’t wow parents or anyone at the recital or reflect the excellence with which we teach their children.

But I’ve always thought there should be a way to get professionally designed templates where we can edit the text and make us look like the professional that we are! Now there is!

The quick back story

I used to get frustrated trying to find just the right image to look professional for my programs. There are lots of free images available these days, but I’ve noticed that slapping on image in my program is not the same thing as having a thematic piece of art that runs through all my recital handouts…the invitation, the program, and the recital compliment cards.

Old and tired recital program templates don't look professional.

But I’ve been blessed to have an actual artist in my extended family. And he decided to design an artistic concept to help you look like the professional that you are!

A complete package:

We are so excited to provide a complete package of this spring recital template. We know that some of you only like black and white and some of you love color. So in this package you get all of it!

  • Black and white invitation poster (editable of course)
  • Black and white vertical program (editable)
  • Black and white horizontal program (editable)
  • Black and white compliment cards (see: https://composecreate.com/recital-compliment-exchange/) 
  • Color invitation poster (editable)
  • Color vertical program (editable)
  • Color horizontal program (editable)
  • Color compliment cards

White border is not an issue + save $$ on ink

Edge to edge printing is impossible with home computers. Plus if you send anything to a print shop, they can’t print edge to edge either without charging you extra to trim your program so it appears edge to edge. I know a lot of you are on a budget, so full page printing with every single pixel filled with ink is cost prohibitive. So, I asked the artist to keep this in mind when he created these and you can see that you can easily print these on your home printer or a print shop with no trimming required. The white border on this spring recital template is a part of the design.

Editing the spring recital template is easy!

You get these three kinds of file formats, so after you download them, you can pick the one that works for you!

  • 2 Word Templates (Color + B&W for PC users)
  • 2 Pages Documents (Color + B&W for PC users for Mac users)
  • 2 PDFs with editable areas – (Color + B&W for anyone because anyone can download Adobe Reader and edit with that program).
  • NOTE: You will get this entire package because we want you to have ALL the files you might ever need. However, if you only ever use a PC, then you will just use the .docx files and possible the PDFs. If you are a Mac user, you will only ever need to use the .pages documents or the PDFs.

Then all you have to do is click inside the text box and change the dates, times, location, students, and pieces! That’s it! I even included directions on how to “print” to a PDF so that you can send it to your local print ship like Office Max, Office Depot, or Staples for a superior quality print!

Get the New Editable Spring Recital Template Here:

The best news about the spring recital template is that it’s a studio licensed product which means you can use it over and over again (don’t worry…we’ll come out with different designs for other years too). So, you never have to buy it again. It’s like an unlimited supply of the program artwork for less than the price of a value meal at almost any fast food joint! And it lasts for years, not minutes.

Yes, you get all these templates for only $6.99! And you can re-use these for as many years as you want!

Spring Recital Template - complete package of invitation, program, and recital compliment cards

In addition to the things we mentioned above, I wanted to let you know that there is no ComposeCreate branding on this spring recital template (the parts that you will be printing). So, you can insert your own branding image to increase awareness of your brand.

When you order, you’ll receive 6 documents (2 PDF, 2 Word files, and 2 Pages files). Then just choose whichever file is best for your needs and insert your own text. Note: Different version of Pages and Word may open the files differently, but everyone can use the editable PDF files! This spring recital template package will save you time, money, and make you look like the professional that you are!

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Details of Spring Recital Template

  • Includes: 8.5×11 invitation poser, recital program (vertical and horizontal booklet style), compliment cards
  • Pages: 6 documents (2 PDFs, 2 Word templates, and 2 Pages doc) all with 5 pages each.
  • Format: PDF, Word, Pages all included
  • Features: Artwork includes the white space so you don’t have to worry about edge to edge printing
  • Savings: Artwork incorporates white space so you don’t spend $$ on tons of ink!

We don’t have the staff to provide tech support for editing, but we’re certain you’ll find this super easy to edit (especially the PDF)!

Here’s what teachers are saying about the Spring Recital Template:

I love the spring recital template! It made my life easier! Thank you!

Mysti Dye, Piano Teacher

These are gorgeous and the fact it’s editable makes the job so much easier ❤ made the poster in less than 5 min. Thx for a great product !!

Susan Hong, Piano Teacher, Blogger

I just bought these and finished my spring recital program today! It was so easy!!! Just what I wanted!

Jan Fulford, Piano Teacher

What does a studio license of the Spring Recital Template mean?

Studio License – When you purchase the digital studio license of the spring recital template, you will receive a PDF, a Word doc, and a Pages doc. You are permitted to edit the editable portions of the program and invitation and use it for any recital which you give! This cannot be shared with or transferred other teachers, even within the same studio. See terms and conditions for full information.

Support – Unfortunately, we are unable to provide support for editing these documents, though if you feel there is something wrong with your document, we are happy to help look into our product to make sure it is working!

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  1. Diana April 10, 2017 at 11:55 am

    It looks like there are 15 students listed in the example. Is that about the max the program would hold and still look good? I will have about 30 in my recital, so I’m not sure how well this would work. Or maybe a front and back?

  2. Wendy Stevens April 10, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Hi Diana,

    If you are using the Word or Pages doc to edit, you can change the font size all you want! You can also NOT leave a space between performers, thus allowing more space for more students. You can also increase the size of the text box slightly. All these thing should enable you to fit quite a few students. but for sure, you could do a front and back printing. I’d use 24 lb paper as that will keep it from being see through as much.

    Does that help?

  3. Diana April 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Yes, thanks. I’m just trying to visualize how cluttered it would look with more students listed. I normally do booklet style- with a cover, and students names on the middle two pages and the back. I think it makes it look less overwhelming when the audience can’t see all the names at one time (for 30 students)! I keep the recital to about an hour in length, but I don’t want people to think they will be there forever!

  4. Wendy Stevens April 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Diana,

    Your wish is my command! I’m in touch with the artist today to see about getting a version that is booklet style! Stay tuned! 🙂

  5. Terry Francisco April 11, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Goody!! I prefer “booklet” style also!

  6. Wendy Stevens April 11, 2017 at 10:44 am

    It’s coming! Should be in the next hour. Anyone who purchases it though will be able to get the booklet style too! I’ll email you if you’ve already purchased with new download links for the booklet style! That way you can buy it now and not have to worry about missing out on the sale.

    I’m going to have to raise the regular price to pay the artist for the new format, but the sale price will stay the same this week! So it’s big savings right now!

  7. Priscilla April 11, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I’m a booklet style user as well. I appreciate your accommodation! Pages is my program..

  8. Laura April 11, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Hi, Wendy, Just wondering if we can change the color? Thanks.

  9. Mary Ann Medlin April 11, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Love these programs! I have violin and cello teachers who teach with me. Any change of adding a violin and cello to the program?

  10. Wendy Stevens April 11, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Hi Laura,

    No, the colors are part of the art. So you cannot change the colors. Thanks for your interest!

  11. Wendy Stevens April 11, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Good question, Mary Ann! No, there’s not a way to do that right now. The way it was designed is complicated and we can’t just add instruments. In the future, though we may have other recital program colors that either add more instruments, or don’t have a piano. For this year though, this is the only option. Thanks for your interest!

  12. Bonnie April 11, 2017 at 11:47 am

    I too am interested in having a program which includes cello and violin. And Iwould love one in booklet form too! Thank you for these- they are lovely!

  13. Wendy Stevens April 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Okay everyone!!!!!!!!!! BIG NEWS!!!!!!

    This purchase now comes with both vertical AND horizontal (booklet form) programs! We have been working all day yesterday and today to make this for you and it’s finally done. It will take me all of today to get these details added, but as of now 1:00 p.m. CST, anyone who orders will get ALL of the forms including the booklet style!

    The regular price of the templates will be going up because of the added design expense, so be sure to snag it for only $4.99 today!

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!

  14. Susan April 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I am super excited about your programs realizing recitals and programs are a fantastic way to showcase at once the teacher’s as well as the students’ accomplishments. And preparing the program is a major time investment! I use at least one page for acknowledging awards, competition winners, NFMC trophies, etc. Is there any chance this could be incorporated in a booklet style? Or even a separate insert?

  15. Wendy Stevens April 11, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Yes, Susan! I think you can definitely incorporate all those things in the booklet style program. We just finished them an hour ago and have included them in the product now! We will have to raise the regular price after the sale because of the added design expense, but for now the sale price will stay the same till Friday.

    I haven’t posted pictures yet, but you’ll have 3 text boxes to work with in the booklet style…the inner 2 pages and the outer page. You should definitely be able to put your text in there! It should make it quite simple!

  16. Samantha Atkinson April 12, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Hello Wendy,
    I love your designs and appreciate your quick responses.
    I realize the content is editable, I wonder if is possible for us to also edit the title of the recital.
    I prefer to call my Spring Recital a Graduation Recital.

  17. Wendy Stevens April 13, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Hi Samantha,

    Thanks for your interest! I’m glad you like the design. This particular package does not have an editable title. You can see in the letters that it is a part of the design. However in future years, we might offer something that does not have a title. But this will be the only spring version this year.

    Thanks again!

  18. Sally April 13, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Please explain the compliment cards.


  19. Wendy Stevens April 13, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Hi Sally!

    The compliment cards are cards that you provide for the audience so that they can write a compliment to the student during their performance. It helps the audience not only pay more attention, but feel more like they are a part of the event. It was Swan’s idea and there’s a full article about it here: https://composecreate.com/recital-compliment-exchange/

    I hope that helps! 🙂

  20. Melinda April 14, 2017 at 10:43 am

    The booklet version sealed the deal for me!! Thank you for adding that! My recital is tomorrow…I typed up a program that doesn’t look too shabby (even with the use of clipart) but I LOVED the matching compliment cards in this set, so we’ll see how my day goes, I just may switch to this (after all, I’d just need to copy and paste, not re-type everything). Otherwise, I’m all ready and set for the future!

    Do you envision creating several more of these packages in the future with different seasonal and holiday themes? I definitely see the value in that!

  21. Wendy Stevens April 14, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Hi Melinda!

    Yes, we are definitely going to create new ones with different themes. What kind of recitals do you have?

    Thanks for purchasing the Spring Recital Template package! 🙂

  22. Marilyn Mitchell April 17, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    I love this! Any change your relative could create the same for a Fall Recital?

  23. Wendy Stevens April 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Marilyn! The designer is already working on a different and unique package for fall recitals! We just went through all the artistry of it today. It’s exciting!

  24. Amy April 24, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Wendy,
    I love these beautiful programs!! Do you happen to have any certificates that coordinate with the programs?

  25. Wendy Stevens April 25, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Hi Amy,

    That’s an interesting idea. If anyone else is interested in this, let me know. We’re sending out a survey to the people who purchased it today for other suggestions so maybe this one will get mentioned a lot. But no, there are no certificates. What kind of things would you want a certificate for?

    We do have some special 30 and 40 piece challenge certificates here: https://composecreate.com/30-piece-challenge-certificates/

  26. Rebecca Gebbink April 28, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I love this design.! Thank you so much. Although, I am having a problem. I purchased, downloaded, but when I open up the file there is no text box anywhere. Can you advise?

  27. Wendy Stevens April 28, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Hi Rebecca! Thanks for purchasing it! You have to take care to note what program you are using to open it. If you have a PC, you should be able to open the .docx in Word.

    If you have a Mac, open the .pages document in Pages.

    If you have either, you can open it in Adobe Reader.

    But after you open it, ONLY the parts where you input your students have text boxes (in the pages and docx. The PDF you will just need to highlight the text that’s there and then replace it by just typing over it).

    I hope that helps!

  28. Diana May 15, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I used the black and white one for my recital this year and thought it turned out very nice! Much more professional than I do on my own. Thank you!

  29. Sarah May 21, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Purchasing the recital set now, so excited to use it in my spring recital in two weeks. I too am interested in added certificates – I’d like to see a “Music Achievement” certificate where the teacher could specify what the achievement was, plus, name the student and sign it and date it from the teacher…I”m also glad you added booklet style, I’ll be using that as well as the compliment cards for the first time ever!

  30. Caren Cole June 15, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Hi Wendy, Is this product a download? I need to be able to create this program in the next couple of days.


  31. Caren Cole June 15, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Hi Wendy,

    I went ahead and purchased the templates. I’ve started with the program but past the first page, I am not sure what to do!

    I want it to be folded half with the list on the second side (like a greeting card) but I am lost as to what to do next. Are there instructions???


  32. Wendy Stevens June 15, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Hi Caren,

    Yes, definitely! You’ll get access to the file within minutes after you order, so you should be able to make it work on a time crunch!

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

  33. Wendy Stevens June 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Hi Caren,

    You’ll need to open the file that has the word “horizontal” in it. It sounds like you are in the file that is vertical.

    In the horizontal file, you’ll see that you put your students names and pieces in text boxes, so they are already on separate parts of the pages.

    I hope that helps!

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