SENIOR RECITAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS

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The Pre-Recital Hearing

Students, with the approval of the studio teacher, will be responsible for creating recital committees. These committees must have two faculty members, one of whom is the studio teacher.

Students will be responsible for securing accompanists for their recitals.

Students must present a pre-recital hearing of their entire recital program (with all accompanying personnel that will be performing at the actual recital) no later than 4 weeks in advance of the recital date. Using the Recital Program Template, the entire recital program, typewritten with accurate timings for each composition to be performed, must be submitted to the recital committee at the pre-recital hearing for approval. If applicable, text & translations and/or program notes must be submitted along with the program for the committee's approval. If not submitted at the time of the pre-recital hearing, the student will be responsible for distributing these at the recital. The pre-recital hearing for composition majors is held to evaluate the merits of the works to be performed and the readiness of performers for the recital. Tape recordings of live performances and/or MIDI realizations are acceptable formats in which the composer can submit works for the hearing. Failure to pass the pre-recital hearing will disqualify the student from presenting the recital on the arranged date. During the hearing, composition majors will present their music in a lecture-discussion format, using examples from their compositions to create a clear and concise discussion of their composition techniques, style preferences, and aesthetic intent.

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The Recital

Students in the Performance Options will perform a complete recital (45 - 55 minutes of music maximum on the declared performing medium with one 5-minute intermission). Students in orchestral strings must perform at least fifty percent of the recital from memory. Voice, piano, and guitar students must perform the entire recital (100%) from memory, except by advisement of the student's teacher. At the studio instructor's discretion, wind students may be required to memorize. Percussion students must memorize solo works performed on mallet instruments.

Students in the Composition Option will mount a complete recital (45 - 55 minutes of music maximum duration with one 5-minute intermission) of their own original works. The specific format of the recital is flexible, and will be determined by the student in consultation with the studio instructor. The recital may include not only compositions for more traditional instrumental/vocal combinations, but also works for electronic or computer-generated sound, live instruments with electronics, or various other multi-media configurations.

Students in the Music Education Option will perform half of a recital (23 - 30 minutes of music maximum on the declared performing medium with no intermission). Students in orchestral strings must perform at least fifty percent of the recital from memory. Voice, piano and guitar students must perform the entire recital (100%) from memory, except by advisement of the studio teacher. At the studio instructor's discretion, wind students may be required to memorize. Percussion students must memorize solo works performed on mallet instruments.

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SENIOR RECITAL BOOKING PROCEDURES

REVISION IN PROGRESS SEE/CALL SINDI MCGUIRE IN THE MUSIC OFFICE (M134) FOR INFO. 278-2654

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