Recital Season Events

Events with us are a lot different from what you remember growing up. Parents visiting or who are new to the Franklin Music Academy should be relieved to know that our events are fun, comfortable, and entertaining… quite different from the stiff and rigid recitals that you may have endured in the past.

Each recital or event will showcase students performing an array of light classical music, jazz, classic 20th century pop music, and traditional folk songs from around the world.

The vast repertoire performed by the students either in an ensemble or individually, scaled down to a “junior” level, functions as both a source of joy and inspiration for the listening audience, as well as an educational experience for the group’s members.

We encourage students and their parents to invite their friends and family to the recitals. Our students work hard to play a number of songs throughout the year and there is no better feeling when everyone shows up to cheer them on.

If your child is new to the Franklin Music Academy and will not be participating in an upcoming recital, we highly encourage you and your child to attend so they know what to expect.


2018 Events

This year we have planned 3 events: 2 Piano Recitals for our upper and lower level pianists and 1 community concert recital. Not every student will be playing in both the concert and piano recitals, but many will. Please make sure you and your child attend the right performance by reviewing our communications via newsletters.

Annual Concert Recital

We are VERY excited about this year’s community Annual Concert Recital. The kids are working hard to give you guys a superb performance and we are making connections with businesses in the community to help make this event memorable and fun. So far Amy’s Ice Creams has agreed to serve up their tasty and cold treats for the 2nd time. For the entrée we will be partnering with Melted, which is a locally sourced food truck business with a fab menu.

Face painting and balloon twisting will be present. Erica at Imagine Face Painting by Erica is AMAZING and we already have excited parents because well… some of y’all want your face painted too.

Looking for something a little more interactive at the event? Role Play Photo Booth will be on site with fashionable clothing for kids and picture props to jazz up your social media pics while you are waiting around between performances and eating. Some of the props will work just fine for adults as well.

Did you say, Giveaway?!

Yep! We have scored some pretty NICE prizes for parents and the entire family that include dining at eateries located in South Austin.

Visit the Franklin Music Academy booth upon entry to enter. Make sure you LIKE and Follow us on Facebook to get current deets on all of our upcoming news and events. Winners must be present to win the prize.

What Should I Bring?

There will be seating inside the community center and on the adjoining patio to enjoy the performances, but if you want to soak in the sun and eat picnic style then bring an outdoor blanket and folding chairs. Bring cash  for the vendors. Amy’s Ice Creams may be working from a booth and the vendors may not accept credit card. We also ask that everyone keep the facility grounds clean.

Concert Recital Location & Time

Sunday, April 22nd 2018 @ 1PM

Shady Hollow Event Center
3303 Doe Run, Austin, TX, 78748

Franklin Music Academy summer camp

In our continued efforts to keep things eco-friendly we have provided a tentative list of songs so that parents have an idea of when their child will perform.

Tentative Set List

  1. Guilbot Sisters
    • Rock n Roll
    • I Run To You
    • Our Lips Are Sealed
    • Teacher’s Pet
  1. True Colors
  2. We Can Work it Out
  3. Obladi Oblada
  4. Revolution
  5. Joy To The World
  6. Surfing USA
  7. Have You Ever Seen the Rain
  8. Bad Moon Rising
  9. Yakety Yak
  10. Jailhouse Rock
  11. Imagine Dragons
  12. Luis’s Saturday Group
    • Blitzkrieg Bop
    • Dani California
    • Sultans of Swing
    • Easy Like Sunday Morning
  13. Nothing Else Matters
  14. Never Can Say Goodbye
  15. Walk Don’t Run
  16. Drifting Away
  17. Time Flies By
  18. Something Else

Piano Recital Location

Lower Level: March 25th 2018 @ 7PM

Upper Level: April 8th 2018 @ 6PM

Blackerby Violin Shop
1111 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757

franklin music academy piano recital

SXSW Event 2018

Franklin Music Academy event


We have recently been invited to perform at the Science Museum, Thinkery, in the Mueller area in Austin. The Franklin Music Ac

ademy will be performing in a 3-part music school line-up. School of Rock and Band Aid School of Music will be joining us in an effort to allow kids to play for kids during SXSW. This event already has over 700+ folks interested on Facebook!  Go to Facebook to add this event and upcoming recitals to your schedule.


SXSW Location

Saturday, March 10th 10am – 1pm

Thinkery Museum
1830 Simond Ave, Austin, TX 78723


Past Spring Concert Event 2017

Spring Social concert event 2017

Our event can be shared via Facebook and Nextdoor.


Event Face Painter

franklin music academy event April 2017

Erica Taylor, face painter

franklin music academy event April 2017

Erica Taylor’s work




Erica Taylor does face painting for parties and events and performs artwork on children of all ages. Full face, cheek, butterflies, flowers, eye designs, animals, super heroes, dragons, seasonal designs, and more! Check out her work on Facebook or online.


Past Piano Recital 2017

piano recital event 4/2/17

Program: PIANO RECITAL 2017