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Student Degree Recitals

Guidelines:

Several degree programs have a public-performance requirement, either one or more recitals or some other related means of assessing that the performance component of the educational experience has been met.

  1. Bachelor of Music. Bachelor of Music majors present a half recital (typically 30 minutes) in the junior year and a full recital (typically 60 minutes) in the senior year. Specific requirements are set by the faculty in the particular performance area. Each solo recital is preceded by a recital hearing, where the student's readiness for public presentation is verified by the faculty.
  2. Bachelor of Music Education. Bachelor of Music Education students are required to present a full recital hearing, typically in the senior year. With the permission of the applied music instructor, students may opt to give a senior recital.
  3. Bachelor of Music Therapy, Bachelor of Arts/Sciences. Students in these programs are expected to perform publicly in general student recitals and the like. Readiness to perform is determined by the major teacher.
  4. Optional recitals. Any students may request permission to present additional, non-degree recitals. Priority for scheduling dates, however, goes to degree recitals. Approval for non-degree recitals must be secured from the major teacher or other appropriate applied faculty.

Procedures:

1. Recital Hall Reservations
  • Recital dates fill up fast. Book your desired date early in the semester.
  • Check date availability of Alexander Recital Hall and Pease Auditorium via online
    calendars:
  • Pick out several date options that work with all participants.
  • Ask your applied music instructor to do the following:
    • Submit the appropriate reservation form.
    • You may reserve two hours for the recital and 90 minutes for the dress
      rehearsal.
    • Your instructor will advise you once the reservation is confirmed.
2. Programs – due two weeks before recital
  • Submit your program in electronic format, preferably as a Word document, to Marsha Rinke, Coordinator of Music Events (mrinke@emich.edu).
  • Program contents:
    • Names of all participants and instruments
    • Complete repertoire titles, including titles of movements
    • Composers – full names and dates
    • No personal acknowledgements, please
    • Program notes are your responsibility to print
  • Your applied instructor will be given a copy to proof with you.
  • The Events Office will provide 80 programs on 24# green paper, formatted according
    to department standards. The department will keep ten programs, plus one for your
    file and one for each music major performing on your recital.
  • Note: the Events Office will prepare and make copies of recital programs for Bachelor
    of Music and Master’s Degree performances only. Other recital programs are the
    responsibility of the students.
3. Use of Alexander Recital Hall
  • Your applied music instructor must sign out a key from the Music Office for both the
    dress rehearsal and the performance.
  • Receptions may be held in the hallway outside the Alexander Recital Hall. NO food is allowed in the recital hall.
  • Students are expected to clean up the area completely following receptions.There is a $25 per hour charge if additional University custodial services are required.
4. Use of Pease Auditorium
  • Your applied music instructor must sign out a key from the Music Office for both the
    dress rehearsal and the performance.
  • The pianos at Pease Auditorium are locked. The applied music instructor must obtain
    and sign out a piano key with the Music Office.
  • The Baldwin piano is intended for collaborative use in student recitals. Piano majors
    may use the Steinway for their own degree recitals.
  • There is a $100 charge for use of the Green Room. If used for a reception, then
    University Catering must provide the food.
  • Students may have receptions in the basement dressing room area at no additional
    charge and may provide their own food.
  • Students are expected to clean up the area completely following receptions. There is a $25 per hour charge if additional University custodial services are required.

The School of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold • Faculty Resources