Recital Policies

Guide to Preparing for a Recital
From the Recital Checklist for the Student's Records

The complete Recital Handbook is available below to print.

Two to Three Months Before Recital

  • Check with your applied teacher’s availability of possible recital dates [use Recital Date Worksheet, Form 2]
  • See Amy Neace for possible performance dates,  (get four) [use Recital Date Worksheet, Form 2]
  • Check availability of accompanist and committee member(s) [use Recital Date Worksheet, Form 2]
  • Choose a hearing date at least 3 weeks prior to recital date [use Recital Date Worksheet, Form 2]
  • Confirm hearing date with accompanist and committee [use Recital Date Worksheet, Form 2]
  • Complete Recital Date Request Form [use Recital Date Request, Form 3] and obtain all required signatures
  • Schedule/Reserve a recital date by giving Amy Neace the completed and signed Recital Date Request Form [Form 3]
  • Schedule a dress rehearsal with your accompanist; schedule through Amy Neace

Six to Eight Weeks Before Recital

Your applied teacher verifies on the Recital Checklist, Form 4:

  • Submit repertoire proposal, in writing, to your applied teacher; proposal must include the following for all pieces:
    • Composition: title, movement(s), and date of composition
    • Composer’s name & dates; if still living, (b. XXXX), not (XXXX - )
    • Performance time
    • Name(s) of assisting musician(s) with instrument
  • Give music to your accompanist at least six weeks before recital

Two Weeks Before Recital

Your applied teacher verifies on the Recital Checklist, Form 4:

  • Your applied teacher sends approved program as an e-mail attachment to amy.neace@wright.edu
  • Reserve a reception room, if desired (send and email to Amy Neace; subject to room availability)
  • There is No Recital Fee

One Week Before Recital

Your applied teacher verifies on the Recital Checklist, Form 4:]

  • Confirm there is a Stage Manager, Stage Hand, and Recorder signed-up for your recital; if not, contact your applied teacher and John Kurokawa to insure the workers are assigned
  • Applied teacher signs program proof indicating it is correct

Two Days Before Recital

  • Check with music office on the status of printed programs
  • Confirm house manager and performance workers

Junior & Senior Recital Packet

If you have a question about the contents of the handbook or how the contents are different from previous versions of the handbook, ask your advisor or applied teacher.

  • Form 1: Recital Checklist for the Student's Records
  • Form 2: Recital Date Worksheet
  • Form 3: Recital Request Form
  • Form 4: Recital Checklist for the Applied Teacher's Records
  • Form 5: Recital Progress Report

 

Special Note: Performances During Finals Week

Recitals and Performances are typically not allowed during the final exam week of each semester.  

This is done for the following reasons:
Student workers and Graduate Teaching Assistants are not available during that week.
Therefore, there is no one to be available to stage, record, usher, or otherwise help with the performance arrangements.
Exceptions to this policy have to be made by the Director, School of Music and will consider the conditions above.