Music Junior | Senior Recitals
All music majors are required to give a junior recital and may petition to perform a senior recital. Students in the performance track are required to perform both a junior and a senior recital. The junior recital requires registration for MU-093 (0 units credit). The senior recital requires registration for MU-193 (2 units credit).
- Normally, a junior will perform a half recital assigned by faculty with another student. The length of a joint recital should be approximately 75 minutes. A senior will perform a full-length recital, approximately 60-70 minutes in length including intermission.
- Students required to or wishing to perform a junior or senior recital must apply and audition for the privilege in the previous semester by filling out a recital request and scheduling application (which should include all repertoire to be performed), and performing at least two fully prepared selections on a music department colloquium. At least two full time music faculty must approve the recital request form indicating they will attend the program. The grade for recitals will be assigned by consensus of the attending faculty members.
- Junior or senior recitals are normally held in the evening and are scheduled by the music faculty a semester in advance following a successful completion of the application and audition. Senior and junior recitals cannot be scheduled during the last two weeks of school.
- Junior and senior recitals are held in Deane Chapel. Requests to perform the recitals elsewhere will be considered by the music faculty. Any extra expense involving a change in location is the student's responsibility. Venue changes must be confirmed before program copy is submitted to the music office.
- The music department will provide programs. Students must use the approved recital template as provided by the music department. Copy must be submitted to the department for approval and proofreading at the time set by the Recital Coordinator.
- Reception expenses are the student's responsibility.
- The student must provide publicity information to the Recital Coordinator at least two weeks prior to the recital. The music department will handle publicity for the recital, including listing the event on campus calendar and placing notices in campus news publications. Students are welcome to make posters for placement around campus.