Student Recitals

WHO IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM AND WHO MAY PERFORM?

Students Obtaining a Degree in:

Bachelor of Music in Performance

  • Required Recitals: Junior Year ½ recital; Senior Year full recital
  • Performance majors must enroll in Music 422 for the term they are performing their junior recital and senior recital.

All Other School of Music Students:

  • May perform a recital at their instructors’ discretion. See scheduling and accompanist information below. Students who are not performance majors may elect to register in Music 422 if given approval by their instructor to do so.

 

WHEN CAN I SCHEDULE MY RECITAL? HOW DO I DECIDE ON A DATE AND TIME? DRESS REHEARSAL?

FALL RECITALS:

Students electing to perform in the fall will work with their instructor and Nicole Mulhausen (nmulhausen@pugetsound.edu) to secure a date.

SPRING RECITALS:

Students will work directly with their instructors.  Faculty will have a list of available recital dates by September 1.  Juniors and seniors required to perform a degree recital will have first priority in scheduling.

After Fall Break, the remaining available recital times will be released for students electing to perform a non-required recital; students will work with their instructors to secure a recital date.  If there are no recital dates available in Schneebeck Concert Hall, students may choose to work with Leah Vance (email) to schedule their recital in L6.

 

HOW LONG SHOULD MY RECITAL BE?

Senior recitals are a maximum of 60 minutes in length (including intermission). No more than 45 minutes of prepared music.

Junior recitals, which are shared, are a maximum of 70 minutes (no intermission in program). No more than a total of 55 minutes of music prepared between the two performers.

Any changes to the maximum length of any recital must be preapproved by the director of the School of Music.

 

HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR AN ACCOMPANIST?

A contracted accompanist is available for Bachelor of Music degree in performance recitals. If a student in a degree track other than performance elects to perform a half or full recital, it is the responsibility of the student to find and compensate an accompanist. Please check with your applied music instructor at the beginning of the term to make arrangements. 

 

HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR A PROGRAM?

Step 1: Three weeks or more prior to your recital, complete the required Student Recital Program Form. The School of Music Style Guide for Instrumental Recital Programs or School of Music Style Guide for Vocal Recital Programs must be followed when submitting recital information.

Step 2: Save a copy of your Recital Program Form on your computer.

Step 3: Send the Student Recital Program Form as an attachment to your teacher for their review and approval. Your teacher will forward this information to Patti Sumich (psumich@pugetsound.edu) in the Office of Public Events.

The Office of Public Events is only responsible for the preparation and printing of program information received at least 15 days prior to the performance date.

 

HOW DO I PUBLICIZE MY RECITAL?

Students may create, print, and post recital posters or fliers at their own expense. Go to the university Events Calendar to include your recital. Select the “Submit an Event” button to enter your recital information.

 

HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR A RECEPTION?

If you choose to hold a reception after your recital, you will be responsible for all arrangements and costs. Contact Leah Vance (lvance@pugetsound.edu) in the School of Music office to secure a room for your reception as soon as you have your performance date confirmed.

 

HELP

Nicole Mulhausen, manager, Schneebeck Concert Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 1–5 p.m.
nmulhausen@pugetsound.edu
253.879.3381

 

Patti Sumich, assistant, Office of Public Events
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed at noon)
psumich@pugetsound.edu
253.879.3555

 

Leah Vance, adminstrative assistant, School of Music
lvance@pugetsound.edu
253.879.3700