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Recital Policies

The following are the current policies regarding the timeline and formatting guidelines for the creation and submission of recital programs with printing by the Music Administrator.

Setting the Date


  1. Students wishing to schedule a recital should consult with the Fine Arts Coordinator, FAC 273A (3xt. 2018) to reserve a date, time and location for the recital.  Early scheduling is recommended.  It is important to communicate with the studio teacher, accompanist, and other performers involved prior to scheduling the recital date. 
  2. Students complete the Recital Request Form on-line. Print the form, acquire the appropriate signatures from faculty and accompanist(s), and turn in to the Fine Arts Coordinator in FAC 273A.

Recital Hearing

The student is required to perform a recital hearing and receive faculty approval in order to perform a public recital.

  1. Students who schedule a public recital are required to present a recital hearing at least 3 weeks in advance of the recital date. For recitals scheduled during the first 2 weeks of a semester, the jury in the semester prior will be extended in time and serve as the recital hearing.
    1. In consultation with the studio teacher, the students are required to schedule a hearing date and confirm faculty attendance.
    2. Three music faculty members (including the student’s applied teacher) must attend the recital hearing.
    3. The student, pianist/accompanist, and any other performers on the recital are required to be present at the hearing.
    4. If the location will be other than an applied studio, the student must secure a location with the Fine Arts Coordinator in FAC 273A (ext. 2018).
    5. Students are required to download and complete the Recital Hearing Form found, print and bring it to the hearing.
    6. Students are required to bring a printed program of the recital to the hearing.
    7. Following a successful hearing, students turn in the recital hearing – signed by 3 faculty members – form to the Fine Arts Coordinator in FAC 273A.
    8. NOTE: The completed recital hearing form triggers
      1. The entry of the concert into the MUS 21 calendar and the backs of programs calendar
      2. The recital program request sent by the Music Administrator
      3. Scheduling recital support. Programs, stage crew, and recording support are offered to students only for on-campus degree

Programs:  Timeline

  1. FOUR weeks prior to the recital date Students complete the Recital Template
    This template will be sent to the Music administrator.  Students are required to consult the Style Guide appropriate to their area of study.
    • The applied studio professor approves the final program.
  2. THREE weeks prior to the recital, the Music Administrator will email a pdf of the program to the student and to the applied professor for approval. A hard copy of the program will be available for review.
  3. The performer has TWO weeks to review the program and make final changes. If the student does not contact the Music Administrator via email at, it is assumed no changes are needed and the programs will be printed ONE week before the recital.

    • NOTE: Errors found after programs have been printed will not constitute reprinting.
  4. The Music Administrator has the right to decline program materials that are submitted past the stated deadlines. Those who do not submit program materials by the deadline are subject to cancellation of their recitals.
    • NOTE: Music majors are not allowed to perform a recital without using the approved music program template.
  5. Printed programs are delivered to the location prior the performance by the Music Administrator. The Fine Arts Coordinator, FAC 273A (ext. 2018) secures the recording staff and for the recital and stage crew.

Other important aspects of the performance

  • Students may wish to schedule a dress rehearsal or additional rehearsals in the performance venue. To schedule rehearsals, students should consult the studio teacher, and the Fine Arts Coordinator in FAC 273A (ext. 2018). A maximum of two hours is allowed for rehearsal in the recital venue; this includes lesson times.
  • The piano of choice will remain the Steinway in Sheslow and the Baldwin in PAH. If another piano is requested, it must be submitted to Fine Arts Coordinator, FAC 273A (ext. 2018) at the time of the recital request.
  • Students who wish to have a reception associated with their recital should contact Sodexo Campus ServicesAll food and beverage brought onto campus MUST be arranged through Sodexo.Note that recitals are scheduled M-F at 7:30 pm and Sat.-Sun. noon, 2:30, 5, and 7:30pm.  The performance venue of choice and lobby area are reserved for 60 minutes prior to the recital and 30 minutes following the recital, and assumes a 90 minute recital.  Thus, the student has a total of three hours for their recital and reception. The student needs to make sure the hours are specifically communicated when place their catering order.
  • Sophomore music majors will be allowed to perform on-campus recitals in FAC 204, Monroe Recital Hall or at an off-campus venue. These recitals will not receive departmental support for advertisement, programs, logistics, or recording. Music 21 credit will not be available for students attending recitals.


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