Student Recital Policy - 2011/2012
MUSC 316 (Recital)
MUSC 416 (Senior Recital)
MUSC 616 (Masters Recital) - Please note that the Master Program has been suspended. MUSC 616 is only for graduate students finishing their degree
Plan AheadTo guarantee the date of choice for your recital, start planning before or at the beginning of the semester you are scheduled to do your recital. DO NOT wait till the last minute to schedule. The sooner you set your date the better your chances are of having your recital when you want it. It is a good idea to go over this packet with your instructor/advisor.
Treat Your Recital Like a ClassYou must enroll in the recital course that corresponds to your applied music course during the semester you present your recital. You will not be allowed to schedule your recital unless a Supervision Course Agreement form is complete. You cannot enroll via your Portal account.
Students planning a recital need to sign up for MUSC 316 (Recital) MUSC 416 (Senior Recital), or MUSC 616 (Masters Recital) in order to receive credit. Music Education majors need to sign up for MUSC 316. You will receive a grade from your instructor/advisor and all recital evaluations will be placed in your student file and can be made available for viewing. Please see the Music Department for more information.
Dropping or Canceling (Postponing) Your Recital
Last-minute cancellations, postponements, and rescheduling of recitals deprives other students of legitimate opportunities to perform and places undue stress upon recital hall availability. Please speak with your instructor/advisor before completing the paperwork to drop or cancel your recital.
To drop or cancel, students must complete the Recital Request to Drop or Cancel (Postpone) and submit the request to the Music Department. Dropping or canceling cannot be done via Portal.
- To Drop
- If you drop before the census date (Friday of the 4th week of classes) you will need to re-enroll in the class to schedule a recital.
- If you drop after the census date, you will receive an incomplete and will need to make up the grade within a year (example: drop in Fall 2010, have until Fall 2011 to make up the grade). Failure to do so will automatically revert an incomplete to an “F” in the class. Please see the Music Department ASC if you have any questions or meet with your instructor/advisor.
- To Cancel (Postpone)
- You will not need to re-enroll in the class but you will need to resubmit a Recital Request to schedule your recital.
- Students have one year to make up their incomplete. Failure to do so will automatically revert an incomplete to an “F” in the class.
How to Schedule Your Recital
Meet with your studio instructor/advisor before filling out any recital paperwork to go over requirements and dates. Before your recital can be scheduled the Recital Request and Supervision Course Agreement forms will need to be completed including all signatures.
- All recitals will be scheduled by the Recital Coordinator in the Music Department. Please do not schedule your recital with Mike Johnson.
- Be aware of the School of the Arts performance calendar. Students may not schedule a recital against any major performing ensemble or faculty event within the School of the Arts, or another student recital.
- When a recital date is placed on the calendar, it will be considered final and may be altered only under extenuating circumstances and with the permission of studio instructor/advisor and Recital Coordinator.
- Trading of dates is allowed only with permission of the Recital Coordinator. The request must be made in writing and submitted with the signatures of both recital performers. See Change of Date Request form.
Available Recital Dates for MUSC 316 & 416 for 2010-2011
MUSC 316 & MUSC 416 recitals are scheduled for Thursdays starting at 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays may be used only if all Thursday times are full.
MUS 316 recitals may be combined if two students would like to share a recital. Each student is responsible for their required 30 minutes worth of music.
MUSC 616 recitals: please check with the Recital Coordinator to arrange for special dates and times.
Dates to consider (Recitals cannot be scheduled during finals week):
- September: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
- October: 6, 13, 20, 27
- November: 3, 10,
- December: 1, 8
- February: 2, 9, 23
- March: 1, 15, 29
- April: 5, 12, 19
- May: 3, 10
- MUSC 316 recitals should be no less than 30 minutes long. If students combine their recital, each student is required to fulfill their individual 30 minutes worth of music for an hour-long performance.
- MUSC 416 and MUSC 616 recitals need to be 60 minutes. A five-minute intermission may be appropriate.
Work with your Studio Instructor or Advisor
When outlining your program you should work with your studio instructor or advisor to make sure all requirements are met. Things to remember:
- Recitals should be limited to solo or accompanied material
- Recitals can include chamber works, concerto or opera scene in which the student giving the recital has a prominent role
- Piano recitals should consist of memorized solo piano works
Every student has the same opportunity to have an accompanist for their rehearsals and recital, however it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements. Consult with your studio instructor or advisor on how to find an accompanist. Remember that piano majors within the department are a good resource. It is the student’s responsibility to compensate their accompanist if such arrangements have been made.
The Printed Program
Each student is to have a printed program available at their recital. Programs are printed at the student’s expense. Please see the program template for specific information required. Programs may be full sheets, half sheets, or booklets. Program notes, song translations and the like are a good idea but not required unless specifically noted by instructor/advisor. If you need program inspiration, ask the Music Department if you can look as past programs. Please do not ask office staff to complete or format your program for you. The Music Department will need seven (7) copies of your program before your recital. Any programs left behind in the recital hall will be discarded.
Audio recordings of your recital will be made by the Music Department free of charge. The student is responsible for all other arrangements/costs for video or special recordings.
Your recital must be attended by two to three faculty members, one of which must be your studio instructor or advisor. Faculty should be asked the semester your recital is scheduled. Faculty will complete and sign a recital evaluation for the student’s file concluding the recital. The studio instructor or advisor must attend their student’s recital in order to evaluate and issue a grade.
Rehearsal and Recital Space and Stage Crew
Rehearsals and dress rehearsals may not be held in the recital hall unless permission is given. Special rehearsal space will need to be arranged through the Music Department. All recitals are held in the Rowland Taylor Recital Hall (PAC 134) unless otherwise arrange. A house manager will be provided by the School of the Arts but not ushers. If you would like programs handed out, ask a friend or family member. You could also put them in a basket or leave a stack of programs on the back table for audience pick-up.
Publicity for your recital is your responsibility and at the student’s expense. Posters are not required but are a good way of advertising and inviting the public to attend. If you choose to have a poster, you must have them stamped at the BMU Information Desk before you post them on PAC public boards or anywhere on campus outside of the PAC. You do not need it stamped to post on the recital board outside the Music Library or on any of the Music Department boards. To post on the Music boards, please submit your poser to the office.
Some other avenues for publicity include:
- University Announcements- www.csuchico.edu/pa/announcements.html
- KCHO: Information may be sent through campus mail at Zip 500
- ORION: Campus mail Zip 50
- News and Review: 894-2300
- Enterprise Record: 891-1234
Receptions are not required and are at the student’s expense. If you would like one, please check with Mike Johnson for available space two weeks before your recital. Please understand that food is not allowed in performance venues unless permission is granted.
☐ Recital date established (Date:________________ Time:____________)
☐ Registered for MUSC 316 (Recital), MUSC 416 (Senior Recital), or MUSC 616 (Masters Recital)
☐ Outlined performance program (with studio instructor’s guidance)
☐ Arranged for an accompanist
☐ Arranged for faculty members to attend and evaluate recital (must have 2-3 faculty members; studio instructor must evaluate his/her own student)
☐ Arranged for usher (a house manager will be provided)
☐ Publicized recital – if desired (posters, announcements, Inside Chico State, newspapers)
☐ Have printed program (used music department template, provided music department with seven copies prior to recital)
☐ Arranged for special recordings (an audio recording only will be made by the music department)