Procedural Info for all MM Recitals
Each graduate recital must be recorded. The recording is kept in the Music Library as a permanent record of the recital. A grade for the recital will not be accepted until the completed recording and the recital form are given to the Graduate Secretary.
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.
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
MM and DMA students use the course number MUSR 98-Grad Recital (and for additional recitals, under some circumstances, MUSR 91A and MUSR 91B) for zero-credit degree recitals.
DMA students use MUSR 998 (1-3 credits) for a degree recital (including the lecture recital), if it is to be for credit, up to a maximum of 12 credits in the program of study.
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 staff member Mark Nealeigh (WMB rm 119.1) with the date and time they wish to reserve. He prints out a contract with that information and takes their recital fee ($25 on campus, $5 off campus). To confirm the recital and hold the date, students must return a signed contract to Mr. Nealeigh by the due date specified on the contract. At the time of sign-up the student also receives a packet of recital information. The packet contains a variety of essential information, including deadlines for the manufacture and formatting of programs (and including the "Master of Music Recital Checklist" that is due in the Music Office two weeks before the recital).
DEADLINES FOR ALL MM DEGREE RECITALS
Two Weeks Prior to Recital
•Submit recital program data to the Staff Secretary. Submit the Supervisory Committee Recital Checklist to the Graduate Secretary two weeks before the scheduled degree recital. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the recital. Substitutions in supervisory committees for degree recitals are approved by the chair of that committee; any changes, even temporary, must be recorded with the Graduate Secretary.
NOTE: THE STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING A FACULTY MEMBER TO SUBSTITUTE FOR ANY MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THE DEGREE RECITAL. ADDITIONALLY, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO COMMUNICATE TO EACH MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE ANY CHANGES OF AGREED TIME OR DATE OF THE RECITAL.
One Week Prior to Recital
- Remind the supervisory committee members of the recital date. The student is responsible for finding a substitute for a committee member who is not able to attend. If a substitute is necessary, the Graduate Secretary must be informed of the substitution.
PIANO ACCOMPANIST POLICY FOR MM STUDIO LESSONS, JURIES, AND DEGREE RECITALS
In order to provide a positive studio and performance environment for students, the Glenn Korff School of Music employs staff accompanists, graduate teaching assistants, and pianists registered in MUDC/MUCO 440/840 (A and/or B) to support applied studio lessons, semester juries, and departmental recitals as much as possible.
All faculty members receive an Accompanist Request Form for each applied major at the outset of each semester. The request form requires providing information such as the student's name, class standing, semester repertoire, and recital plans. Studio assignments are made based on a priority system that considers degree status, recital preparation, and the availability of accompanists. It is the responsibility of the instructor, the student, and the accompanist together to decide upon suitable lesson times for the semester.
Additional services beyond those able to be supported by the School in any given semester (in particular, services such as degree recitals and/or recital preparation) must be contracted directly by students with accompanists at their hourly rates. In order to avoid potential misunderstandings it is strongly recommended that students determine all costs with their accompanists prior to any engagement.