Recital Performance

Enrollment

Students must be concurrently enrolled in major applied lessons during the semester the recital is given.

Recital Requirements by Area

As required by their degree program, students must successfully complete a Junior and/or Senior recital that meets the expectations and requirements of the Faculty in the student’s Applied Area.

Recital Requirements By Area

Brass/Percussion/Woodwinds/Strings/Keyboard

The Junior or Senior Recital will consist of representative solo repertoire of the instrument, in varied genres and styles, selected in consultation with the student's applied professor. Chamber music may be incorporated into the recital, but is not required. The minimum length for each recital is 40 minutes and the maximum length is 50 minutes (in terms of actual performing time).  The time available for each recital includes 15 minutes of preparation time beforehand in the recital hall and a maximum time of 60 minutes in the hall for the recital itself (i.e., from the time the student first walks onto the stage to the finish when the student walks off-stage after the last number).

Voice

Recital repertoire is to reflect the individuality of the singer, and is to consist of selections from the art song repertoire. The recital is to include four languages (English, Italian, German, and French) and represent a variety of musical periods and styles. The musical portion of each recital will have a minimum length of:  

  • All BA & BME recitals and BM junior recitals: 30 minutes  
  • All BM senior recitals: 40 minutes

The maximum length of any undergraduate vocal recital is 50 minutes (in terms of actual performing time).  The time available for each recital includes 15 minutes of preparation time beforehand in the recital hall and a maximum time of 60 minutes in the hall for the recital itself (i.e., from the time the student first walks onto the stage to the finish when the student walks off-stage after the last number).

Should a voice student wish to perform a recital not in compliance with the guidelines above, the student may petition the voice area for an exception. Exceptions must be granted in the semester before the proposed recital's performance.

Musical theatre and operatic repertoire may be performed in addition to the above minimum requirements.

RECITAL PROCEDURES

Students who want to give a solo or chamber recital in Glenn Korff School of Music facilities, whether that recital is for degree credit or not, must follow certain rules and regulations. Off-campus recitals by School of Music students may be bound by certain stipulations as well.

Enrollment
Students must be concurrently enrolled in major applied lessons during the semester in which they give a degree recital. Non-degree recitals do not require enrollment, unless for some reason the student wishes to have the recital on their transcript.

Recital Course Numbers
The course number MUSR 90 (for zero credits) is used for the Junior Year degree recital by BM and BA students on the performance track.
The course number MUSR 91 (for zero credits) may be used by any student for an additional (non-degree) recital that will be recorded on a student's transcript.
The course number MUSR 490 (for 1-3 credits) is used primarily for the senior-year degree recital in applied music required by the BM degree in performance.
BME students may use MUSR 90 or MUSR 91 or MUSR 490 for their required degree recital.

Recital Sign-Up
Students doing a degree recital must sign up and register the date whether or not the recital will be on campus.
For fall-semester recitals, students and faculty are provided at the very beginning of the semester with a list of possible recital dates in either Kimball Recital Hall or Westbrook Recital Hall (WMB rm 119), and recital sign-up is scheduled for Week 3.
For spring-semester recitals, a list of possible dates is posted a few weeks before the end of the semester, and sign-up begins in Week 15 (the last week of classes) and run through the end of finals week.
Priority in scheduling goes to graduate students over undergraduates, and to degree recitals over non-degree recitals.

Sign-up itself unfolds over three days:
On the first day of recital sign up, graduate students may sign up for a recital for degree credit only.
On the second day of recital sign up, undergraduate students may sign up for a recital for degree credit only.
On the third day of recital sign up, any student may sign up for a non-degree credit recital.

On the appropriate sign-up day, students come to the Facilities Manager in WMB rm 119.1 with the date and time they wish to reserve. He prints out a contract with that information, takes their recital fee ($25 on campus, $5 off campus) and gives them a packet of recital information. To confirm the recital and hold the date, students must return a signed contract to the Facilities Manager by the due date specified on the contract. The packet contains a variety of essential information, including deadlines for the manufacture and formatting of programs.