General Recital Information

MM Recitals are taken for zero (0) credit on the MUSR 98 course number.
Students must be enrolled in applied music with their primary teacher during the semester of their degree recital.
If the grade of incomplete is recorded for a recital, the student is required to register for applied music in the semester in which the recital is given (credit hours to be determined by the supervisory committee).

Students accepted into Option I, Plan C (composition) or Option III must perform a recital of at least 45 minutes (composition = 30 minutes) and no more than 60 minutes duration (actual performing time). The time available for each recital includes 15 minutes of preparation time in the recital hall and a maximum time of 75 minutes for the recital itself (start on-stage to finish off-stage). The maximum recital length applies only to recitals given in Kimball Hall or Westbrook Recital Hall (119).

The candidate in the Option III - Woodwind Specialist program shall present a recital of no less than 50 minutes and no more than 60 minutes (actual performing time) on his/her major instrument, and recitals of no less than 30 minutes on each of two secondary instruments (60 minutes total in actual performing time). The expected proficiency level for the major instrument is the same as that for an MM in performance. The expected level for the secondary instruments is equivalent to an acceptable performance of a junior recital.

Performing forces for MM conducting recitals are obtained in one of the following three ways:

  1. Most customarily, the student organizes his/her own ensemble, of a size appropriate to the repertoire approved for the recital. Ensemble personnel consists primarily of UNL student musicians engaged by the student conductor; when necessary, these forces may be augmented by professional musicians from outside UNL.  (Any expenses incurred forming the recital ensemble are the responsibility of the conducting student.) Performing personnel should be selected in close consultation with studio faculty in the student's performing area;  a complete written list of performers must be approved by the Chair of the student's Supervisory Committee prior to the first rehearsal. The student also assumes responsibility for all rehearsals, rehearsal space, rehearsal accompanists, instruments, scores and parts, and performance location.
  2. Less commonly, a standing ensemble of the Glenn Korff School of Music may on occasion be available for use in all or part of a MM conducting recital. Again, this situation arises relatively rarely, and always at the discretion of the ensemble's director and instructor of record, and with the approval of the Chair of the student's Supervisory Committee.
  3. In exceptional circumstances, a standing ensemble from outside the Glenn Korff School of Music may be used for a MM conducting recital. These circumstances are likely to exist when the conducting student is affiliated with an outside ensemble as its director or as an associate conductor, and when the outside ensemble is judged by the student's Supervisory Committee to exhibit a technical and artistic level of performance commensurate with the level of conducting technique and interpretation expected of a student in the MM program. Any UNL graduate student conductor desiring to use a non-UNL ensemble must request permission, in writing, from his/her Supervisory Committee. The conducting student presenting the recital is responsible for initiating the written petition and must obtain signatures from all his/her Supervisory Committee members before the recital is scheduled. A copy of the approved petition is to be placed in the student's official folder.