Noon Convocation Student Performances take place on Wednesdays during the common hour (Fall 2021: 12-1 P.M. PST). Dates are announced at the beginning of each semester. Students or ensembles are normally limited to 10 minutes of performance—exceptions to this limit must be at the consent of the student’s applied music instructor or ensemble coach and are contingent on scheduling.
Dates for Spring 2024: Feb. 14, Feb. 21, March 27, April 10, April 17
WHO IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM AND WHO MAY PERFORM?
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 during Noon Convocation in both the junior and senior years.
Bachelor of Music in Composition
- Required: One performance during Noon Convocation in the junior year
All Other School of Music Students:
- May perform in Noon Convocation as approved by their instructors.
HOW TO SCHEDULE A NOON CONVOCATION PERFORMANCE
Students wishing to perform on a Noon Convocation should request a performance slot early in the semester.
To request a performance slot, students must e-mail the following information to amondschean, cc’ing their applied teacher:
- The performance date requested
- The length of the performance slot required
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROGRAM INFORMATION
GUIDELINES FOR WORKING WITH COLLABORATIVE PIANISTS
If you need a collaborative pianist, 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 collaborative pianist. Furthermore, highly complex pieces may be granted an extra rehearsal. This is also at the discretion of the collaborative pianist.
Step 2: Provide the collaborative pianist 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 pianist's mailbox along with a note, providing your name, email address and performance date. If you have previously performed the piece with the pianist, do not assume that any copies were retained.
Step 3: Use this time with the collaborative pianist fruitfully. Be prepared. Have an agenda. Be willing to take the time to make your joint performance the most it can be.