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.
Bachelor of Music in Composition
- Required Recitals: Senior Year full 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?
Students electing to perform in the fall will work with their instructor and the concert hall manager to secure a date.
- All students planning to perform will have access to an online reservations form by September 1. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their instructors prior to filling out the form.
- Requests are processed in mid-October, and juniors and seniors required to perform a degree recital will have first priority in scheduling.
- If there are no recital dates available in Schneebeck Concert Hall, students may choose to work with the office staff to schedule their recital in L-6.
- All spring recitals must be scheduled before the Thanksgiving holiday.
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 pre-approved by the director of the School of Music.
HOW DO I ARRANGE FOR AN ACCOMPANIST?
A contracted accompanist is available for Bachelor of Music in Performance degree in required recitals. The School of Music covers the cost of one hour-long dress rehearsal, and the recital itself. Students are responsible for compensation for additional rehearsals/lesson visits.
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 his/her review and approval. Your teacher will forward this information to the Outreach and Events Coordinator, Pam Taylor.
The Outreach and Events Coordinator 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. Your recital will be included on the university's Events Calendar.
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 the School of Music office to confirm your reception as soon as you have your performance date scheduled. Receptions will be held in the School of Music lobby and a table will be set up for your use.
FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:
Greg Hearns, Manager, Schneebeck Concert Hall
Pam Taylor, Outreach and Events Coordinator, School of Music
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.