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This treatise presents a formalized, repeatable method for innovative recital preparation. The method created by the author, entitled the Aesthetic Performance Design Method (APD Method), is outlined in this document as a worksheet that serves as a curriculum module to be completed in the applied music setting by the teacher and student concurrently. The author also explores how elements of this method are currently being used in the field of music and proposes how its use in training students will create a closer relationship between audiences and classical music experiences. The author also includes a review of relevant research in interdisciplinary fields that aims to rationalize why the field is moving in the direction of more integrated and exploratory performance styles.