Music Student Recital Guidelines

Preparing for your student recital can be a complex, yet exciting task for music majors. The information below should guide you towards a successful recital. Remember, it is up to you to make sure this process moves smoothly. Do not count on your studio instructor or office staff to make sure you complete the necessary steps in presenting a recital.

Recital Types

  • MUSC 380 - Preparation and presentation of a half-recital, typically presented in a student's junior year for performance majors, or senior year for music education majors.
  • MUSC 480 - Preparation and presentation of a full recital, typically presented in a student's senior year for performance majors.
  • MUSC 780 - Preparation and presentation of a professional, full length recital.

Step One

  • Register for MUSC 380, 480, or 780 within the first two weeks of the semester. E-permit (available in the office) is necessary for registration.

Step Two

  • Review open Recital Performance slots and Dress Rehearsal slots on the CSoM Resources calendar.  All music majors have access to this resource page.
  • Discuss potential recital and dress rehearsal dates with your studio instructor, accompanist, and other performers. The date of the recital performance and dress rehearsal should be in the same week.

Step Three

  • After choosing a date, complete and submit a Reservation Request Form and submit to Angela Price, Concert Facilities Manager.
  • The submission of a Reservation Request Form does not guarantee the booking of the requested date and time. An email confirmation will be sent once the Reservation Request Form has been approved and processed. Reservation Requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

Step Four

  • Practice!
  • Discuss program repertoire with your studio instructor.

Step Five

  • Graduate and undergraduate students are responsible for creating their own recital programs. Give yourself ample time to research, develop, and create your program.
  • At least three weeks before your performance date, read and download the Recital Program Instructions and Template.
  • Work closely with your studio instructor to edit and proof your recital program. Typically, the process is as follows:
    • The student creates a program using the Recital Program Instructions and Template
    • The student submits program to studio instructor for edits.
    • The instructor returns program in a timely manner; student makes necessary updates
    • After a final review by the instructor, the student submits program for printing.
  • The Challey School of Music will print the program only, not notes and translations. Please use the Notes/Translations Template and bring to Memorial Union Graphic Services, Kinko's, etc for printing.
  • One week before your performance date, submit a Microsoft Word version of your program to the Promotions Director for printing. Any programs received later than the deadline may not be printed, and your recital grade may be affected.
  • Questions about creating your program? Contact the Promotions Director for assistance.

Contact Information

  • Angela Price, Concert Facilities Manager, 231-9441
  • Promotions Director, 231-9564

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