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School of Music

Recital Policies

Guide to Preparing for a Junior and Senior Recital (From the Recital Checklist for the Student's Records)

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Two to Three Months Before Recital

Six to Eight Weeks Before Recital

Your applied teacher verifies on Form 4: Recital Checklist for the Applied Teacher's Records (PDF).

  • Submit repertoire proposal, in writing, to your applied teacher; the proposal must include the following for all pieces:
    • Composition: title, movement(s), and date of composition
    • Composer’s name and 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 the recital

Two Weeks Before Recital

Your applied teacher verifies on Form 4: Recital Checklist for the Applied Teacher's Records (PDF).

  • Your applied teacher sends approved program as an email attachment to
  • Reserve a reception room, if desired (send an email to Amy Neace; subject to room availability)
  • There is no recital fee

One Week Before Recital

Your applied teacher verifies on Form 4: Recital Checklist for the Applied Teacher's Records (PDF).

  • 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 ensure 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

Fees and Programs

There are no fees required to perform a degree required recital. Exceptions and non-degree performances must have prior approval from the School of Music director. All material for recital programs must be submitted to Amy Neace two weeks before the recital via email.


Every student giving a School of Music sponsored junior or senior recital is welcome to create posters to advertise their event. Posters must be professional in appearance. Please do not place on walls, doors or lockers in the School of Music wing of the Creative Arts Center. Posters are to put only on designated bulletin boards. Check with the staff in the School of Music office if you are unsure of on which bulletin boards you can post. Posters that do not follow these guidelines will be removed.

Rehearsal Guidelines

  • Music for student performances must be in accompanist's possession six weeks prior to the performance or pre-hearing.
  • Staff accompanists shall arrive at all rehearsals and concerts thoroughly prepared.


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.

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 of the School of Music and will consider the conditions above.


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