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Recital Policies

These are current policies regarding the timeline and formatting guidelines for the submission and creation of recital programs by the Department of Music office staff.


Setting the Date

Scheduling
  1. Students wishing to schedule a recital must consult with the Fine Arts Coordinator (jacob.lemons@drake.edu) to reserve a date, time, and location for the recital. Early scheduling is recommended. It is important to communicate with the applied lesson instructor, accompanist(s), and other performers involved prior to scheduling the recital date. 
  2. Students must complete the Recital Request Form. Please print the form, acquire the appropriate signatures from faculty and accompanist(s), and turn into the Fine Arts Coordinator in FAC 273A.

Recital Hearing

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

  1. Students who wish to schedule a recital are required to present a recital hearing at least three (3) weeks in advance of the desired recital date. For recitals scheduled during the first two (2) weeks of a semester, the jury examination in the semester prior will be extended in time and serve as the recital hearing.
    • In consultation with applied lesson instructors, students are required to schedule a recital hearing date and confirm faculty attendance.
    • Three faculty members (including the applied lesson instructor) must attend the recital hearing.
    • The student, accompanist(s), and any other performers in the recital are required to be present at the recital hearing.
    • If the recital hearing location will be other than the applied lesson instructor's studio, the student must secure a location with the Fine Arts Coordinator.
    • Students must download and complete the Recital Hearing Form to print and bring to their scheduled recital hearing.
      • Students must also bring a draft of their recital program.
    • Following a successful recital hearing, students must turn in the recital hearing form (with appropriate faculty signatures) to the Department of Music office staff in FAC 266.
    • The completed recital hearing will trigger the following:
      • Entry of the recital onto the MUS 021 calendar/list and onto the "Upcoming Events" calendar on the backs of recital programs.
      • Recital program template request sent by the Department of Music office staff to begin the drafting process.
      • Scheduling recital support (i.e., programs, stage crew, and recording support). Please note that this recital support is only offered to students presenting a recital at an on-campus location.

Recital Program Timeline

  1. Four (4) weeks prior to the recital: Students must complete the recital template form: https://forms.gle/i5u4TJ62tLN6oDnX6. This template will be sent by the Department of Music office staff for the creation of recital programs. Students are required to consult the Style Guide appropriate to their area of study.
    • The applied lesson instructor must approve the final program.
  2. Three (3) weeks prior to the recital: The Department of Music office staff will email a PDF copy of the recital program to the student and the applied lesson instructor for approval. A hard copy of the recital program will be available in FAC 266 for review.
  3. The student has two (2) weeks to review the recital program and make corrections. If the student does not contact the Department of Music office staff (either in-person [FAC 266] or via email [musicadmin@drake.edu]), it will be assumed that no corrections are needed, and the recital programs will be printed.
    • Note: Errors found after recital programs have been printed will not constitute reprinting if the student has not communicated with the Department of Music office staff.
  4. The Department of Music office staff has the right to decline recital program materials that are submitted past the stated deadlines. Those who do not submit recital program materials by the stated deadlines are subject to cancellation of their recitals.
    • Note: Majors are not allowed to perform a recital without using the recital program template.
  5. Printed recital programs will be delivered to the performance venue prior to the recital date by the Department of Music office staff. The Fine Arts Coordinator will secure recording/livestream staff and stage crew for the recital.

Other Important Information

  • Students may schedule a dress rehearsal or additional rehearsals in the performance venue. To schedule rehearsals, students must consult with their applied lesson instructor and the Fine Arts Coordinator. A maximum of two hours is allowed for rehearsals in the performance venue (this includes lesson times).
  • The pianos available for recitals are the Steinway in Sheslow Auditorium and the Baldwin in the Performing Arts Hall. If another piano is requested, it must be submitted to Fine Arts Coordinator at the time of the recital request form being submitted.
  • Students who wish to have a reception with their recital should contact Sodexo Campus ServicesAll food and beverage brought onto campus MUST be arranged through Sodexo.
    • Recital scheduling times:
      • Monday-Friday: 7:30pm
      • Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 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 ensure the hours are specifically communicated when place their catering order through Sodexo.
  • Sophomore music majors will be allowed to perform on-campus recitals in FAC 204, Monroe Recital Hall, or at an off-campus venue. Please note that these recitals will not receive departmental support for advertisement, recital programs, logistics, or recording/live streaming. MUS 021 credit will not be available for students attending recitals.

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