Junior and Senior Recital Procedure

Junior Recitals

MUS 396 Jr. Vocal Recital (0 Credits)

MUS 397 Jr. Instrumental Recital (0 Credits)

MUS 399 Jr. Keyboard Recital (0 Credits)

A. After satisfactory completion of MUS 300 Junior Proficiency and on the recommendation of the applied instructor, junior students will be permitted to perform a full (45 min.) or half (25-30 min.) recital for 0 credits.

B. Students must have passed MUS 300 and have registered for at least 3 semesters of applied instruction on their major instrument before registering for a junior recital. Students must also be registered for applied lessons at the time of their junior recital.

C. Two or more juniors presenting half recitals may share a program.

D. Students who are planning to perform recitals must present their program at a jury examination at least 6 weeks preceding their recital. (Additionally, see item “G” below.) The faculty reserve the right to:

  1. allow the recital to proceed
  2. allow to proceed with conditions
  3. disallow the recital.

E. See Junior/Senior/Elective Recital Programs section below

F. All students performing a Junior Recital must prepare program notes for the performance. Program notes must include: historical background for each piece; composer information; and any contextual information/text translation or summary necessary to understand the work in performance.

G. The first draft of the student’s recital program (with proper formatting) and program notes will be due at the time of their recital jury.

H. Grades for Junior Recitals will be assigned based on the average scores given by all faculty members present at the recital jury and the actual recital. Faculty will grade students based on preparation/readiness for the recital jury, the accuracy and musical quality of the recital performance, the proper formatting of the recital program, and the quality of the program notes prepared.

Senior Recitals

MUS 496 Sr. Vocal Recital (0-1 Credit)

MUS 497 Sr. Instrumental Recital (0-1 Credit)

MUS 499 Sr. Keyboard Recital (0-1 Credits)

A. Students must have passed MUS 300, Junior Proficiency, and have registered for at least 5 semesters of applied instruction on their major instrument before registering for senior recital. During the semester registered for senior recital, the student must be registered for applied lessons.

B. Students will consult their advisor in order to register for the appropriate recital course.

C. Students who are planning to perform recitals must present their program at a jury examination at least 6 weeks preceding their recital. (Additionally, see item “F” below.) Faculty reserve the right to:

  1. allow the recital to proceed
  2. allow to proceed with conditions
  3. disallow the recital.

D. See Junior/Senior/Elective Recital Programs section below

E. All students performing a Senior Recital must prepare program notes for the performance. Program notes must include: historical background for each piece; composer information; and any contextual information/text translation or summary necessary to understand the work in performance. Students completing Senior Composition Recitals must outline techniques used to compose the work and other information needed to understand the work in performance.

F. The first draft of the student’s recital program (with proper formatting) and program notes will be due at the time of their recital jury.

G. Grades for Junior Recitals will be assigned based on the average scores given by all faculty members present at the recital jury and the actual recital. Faculty will grade students based on preparation/readiness for the recital jury, the accuracy and musical quality of the recital performance, the proper formatting of the recital program, and the quality of the program notes prepared. In addition, no student will receive a passing grade for recitals until all accompanist fees have been paid.

Senior Composition Recitals

A. The Senior Composition Recital (MUS 498) is designed to encompass a portfolio of work done throughout the student’s time at SMSU and prior.

B. The Senior Composition will be planned in consultation with the instructor of the Applied Composition class as well as the Music Program Coordinator.

C. The recital will consist of new works written within the year as well as previous works demonstrating sufficient variety in compositional technique and genre.

D. Large ensemble compositions will not be required on the recital due to the difficulty of scheduling with ensembles, but at least some small ensemble works should be included.

E. The Senior Composition Recital student is responsible for the preparation of all individuals performing on the recital. Insufficient preparation of performers may be grounds for delay of the recital or failure to successfully pass the recital.

F. It is expected that by the time a student completes their Senior Composition Recital, that they will have completed all required compositional components of the program. (See Applied Composition syllabus)

G. See Junior/Senior/Elective Recital Programs section below.

H. All students performing a Senior Recital must prepare program notes for the performance. Program notes must outline techniques used to compose the work and other information needed to understand the work in performance

 


Sample Recital Program

Sample Recital Poster

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