Noon Recitals


The Noon Recital Series takes place each Tuesday, beginning approximately the sixth week of every semester, from Noon to 12:50 p.m. Normally performances are limited to 10 minutes per student or ensemble—exceptions to this limit must be at the consent of the student’s applied music instructor or ensemble coach and are contingent on scheduling.


Students Obtaining Degrees in:

Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Bachelor of Music with Elective Studies in Business
Bachelor of Arts in Music

  • Required: One performance in The Noon Recital Series in both the junior and senior years.

All Other School of Music Students:

  • May perform in The Noon Recital Series as approved by their instructors.


Step 1: Check date availability and sign up in the School of Music office with Operations Manager Carole Christensen. If you have a class that ends at 12:20 p.m. or begins at 12:30 p.m., let Carole know and you will be placed accordingly on the program.

Step 2: Online Form: Two weeks prior to your performance (at the latest)you must complete the required Noon Recital Series Program Form.

  • Required email #1: Send the form to your instructor for his/her approval.
  • Required email #2: Send a copy of that email to Patti Sumich at (copying Patti on your email #1 is an easy way to do this).
  • Required email #3: Ask your instructor to forward the approved form to Patti (this would be the second email to Patti).
  • All must be done two weeks (again, at the latest) prior to your performance.


If you need a staff accompanist, do this immediately:

Step 1: Schedule at least one rehearsal. The available rehearsal slots for any week may be limited, so it benefits you to sign up early. If you are already working with a staff accompanist for an upcoming performance or have previously performed the repertoire in question, you may not need a rehearsal, but this waiver will be only at the discretion of the staff accompanist. Furthermore, highly complex pieces may be granted an extra rehearsal. This is also at the discretion of the staff accompanist.

Once you sign in with your name and email, you will be led through the process of finding open times. The site will also provide you with reminders for your appointment. If you have any questions, more complete instructions can be found on the bulletin board by MUS 312. Contact Denes or Angela via email with any difficulties.

Step 2:  Provide the staff accompanist with a copy of your score by placing an original score, (or if you don't have an original, make sure that any copies are clear, clean, complete, e.g., no clipped margins, and copied back to back) in the staff accompanist's mailbox along with a note, providing your name, email address and performance date. If you have previously performed the piece with the accompanist, do not assume that any copies were retained.

Step 3: Use this time with the staff accompanist fruitfully. Be prepared. Have an agenda. Be willing to take the time to make your joint performance the most it can be.