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Elective/ Non-Credit Recitals

p>Elective/Non-Credit Recitals

A. Instructors of students in applied lessons may require students to perform additional recitals as part of their applied training. Furthermore, students may, with the approval of their applied instructor, prepare additional recitals that are not required in their degree programs.

B. In these situations, students and/or instructors must submit a proposed program to the full-time faculty for review.

C. Upon receipt of the proposed program, the faculty will select one piece from the program that the student must perform for an assigned Student Recital. Additionally, the student will select one piece to perform at a subsequent Informal Performance time. If these performances are not found to be of suitable quality, the full-time faculty may choose to not allow the elective recital. These performances will take the place of a recital jury.

D. Students are required to use the prescribed format for all recital programs. Program notes are encouraged but not required (unless required by the instructor).

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

Junior/Senior/Elective Recital Programs

A. The recital program will be carefully planned through consultation between the student and his or her applied teacher. Faculty will approve all recital programs based on level of literature and appropriate variety.

  1. For Vocalists this program must include representative pieces from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods, and must include works in English, French, German and Italian. Additional languages may be included at the discretion of the student in consultation with their applied instructor and the Director of Choral Activities.
  2. For Instrumentalists the program must include literature representative of different historical periods, styles, and techniques as is appropriate to the instrument. Programs may include transcriptions of significant works that represent historical styles where the performing instrument was not commonly used, but it is expected that the majority of the works will be original compositions for the student’s primary instrument.

B. A typewritten program proposal must be presented to the music faculty for approval at least 10 weeks prior to the recital date.

C. A sample copy of a Senior Recital Program is shown on the following pages. Students must use this template for their program. (No changes in format or font are allowed.) The first draft of the recital program will be due at the time of the recital jury.

D. Students must submit a final draft of their program to the Music Program Coordinator at least two weeks in advance of the recital date to allow for printing.

E. The Music Program will provide 100 programs and thirty senior recital posters each printed with black ink for publicity. Students may use the poster template shown on the page 37 or they may design their own poster. No poster may be larger than 8½ X 11”. If a student wishes to have color posters for their recital they must pay the difference in cost between the black and white version and the color version. Templates can be retrieved in digital form from the department secretary. See the department secretary to arrange duplicating.

F. The student is responsible for putting up posters, returning them to the Music Program office after the performance, and publicity. News articles should be submitted to the University Relations Office at least 3 weeks prior to the performance. These news articles should be reviewed by the student’s faculty advisor before being submitted to University Relations.

G. The student performing the recital will be responsible for providing ushers to distribute programs.

H. A recital performance venue should be scheduled and shared with the music office at least ten weeks in advance of the performance date.

I. The student performing should make arrangements through their advisor to have the recital recorded. A fee may be required if recital is recorded by university personnel.

J. Performers are allowed to hold a post-recital reception and all students are encouraged to attend to express their support and congratulate the performers.

K. The ability to play with an accompanist is vital for performance on every instrument. While there are many standard non-accompanied pieces for each instrument, this represents only a portion of the standard literature that each student should know on their instrument. For this reason, students will be expected to perform some pieces requiring an accompanist.

L. Students will receive a Recital Checklist at the beginning of the semester in which they have registered for their recital. A completed checklist will be required for successful completion of the recital and the receipt of a grade.

M. Please Note!!! No recitals will be allowed after the Sunday preceding finals week in any semester. In addition, because of the high volume of events taking place during the Fine Arts Celebration, no recitals will be allowed after the first full week of April during the spring semester. Because most faculty and peers are not in the area, no recitals will be performed during the summer.

N. Students completing either a Junior or Senior recital will not be required to perform a final masterclass or jury in the semester of the recital unless specifically required by their applied instructor or area head. Instead, the grade for the recital will be substituted for the jury/masterclass grade. If a student does not wish to have that substitution made, they may perform the jury/masterclass as they normally would.


Last Modified: 3/13/17 6:48 PM