Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

Student Recitals

Review the Recital Packet
Review this packet with your instructor to plan your recital timeline. Work with your studio instructor BEFORE you schedule your recital. Go over policies, dates, and details. Ask if you are not sure of something.

Complete the Recital Packet
Your paperwork must be complete with all required signatures before you will be enrolled in either MUSC 316 or MUSC 416.


  • Bring your signed and completed form to MUTA main office, PAC 106.
  • Start Planning Now

    Begin planning one semester ahead of when you are scheduled to do your recital to secure your first choice of recital dates.  All recital paperwork must be submitted by the second week of classes. Please do not wait until the last minute. 

  • Treat Your Recital Like a Class because it is

    Enrolling in the Recital Class is different than your other classes because you don’t enroll yourself via the portal. Instead, you must submit a completed recital packet with all required signatures to the ASA in the MUTA main office, PAC 106. The office staff will notify you by email when your class has been added to your class schedule.

  • Work with your Studio Instructor

    When outlining your program, you should work with your studio instructor help you determine which level you should choose for your recital and to make sure all requirements are met. Recitals should generally be limited to solo material, although chamber works may be programmed with the approval of your instructor.

    • Pre-hearings: Both instrumental and vocal studios may have pre-hearings before the recital. Work with your studio instructor to determine if a pre-hearing is needed. Make the necessary arrangements with the SOA Production Manager.

    • Recitals should generally be limited to solo material. Chamber works may be programmed with the approval of your instructor.

    • Piano recitals should consist of memorized solo piano works.
  • Schedule Your Recital Date
    • Contact Carmen Gomez, SOA Production Manager in PAC 135A to schedule your recital. Carmen will sign your recital form as confirmation.

      • All recitals are generally scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00pm and 6:00pm.
      • MUSC 316 Junior recitals are in PAC MUSC 416 Senior recitals are in ARTS 150.
      • Recitals will not be scheduled during finals week, when classes are not in session, or on a
      • 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
      • 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 the studio instructor and Carmen Gomez. Realize that you may need to replace your faculty panel and accompanist with new
      • Trading dates with another scheduled recital is allowed, but only with permission from the department
  • Faculty Panel required

    In addition to your instructor, you are responsible for requesting two additional faculty members to attend your recital. Faculty will agree to serve on your panel by signing your recital form. Those faculty members, along with your instructor, will each complete a recital evaluation which will be saved in your student file.

  • Accompanists

    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 on how to find an accompanist. Accompanist will agree by signing your recital form. It is the student’s responsibility to compensate their accompanist if such arrangements have been made. 

    Carmen will need to know how many chairs and/or stands will be needed and names of any other musicians.

  • Recital Length

    MUSC 316 Junior recitals should be no less than 30 minutes long. 

    MUSC 416 Senior recitals are 60 minutes. A five-minute intermission may be appropriate. 

  • Drop, Postpone, or Cancel Your Recital

    Please be aware that last-minute cancellations, postponements, and rescheduling of recitals deprive other students of legitimate opportunities to perform. This also places undue stress upon recital hall availability. Please speak with your instructor before completing the paperwork and scheduling to avoid unnecessary drops or cancellations.

    • Dropping your recital is the same as dropping another class – except you can’t do it by yourself. In order to successfully drop, you must complete an Add/Drop form and submit it to the MUTA office before census (end of the 4th week of class).
    • If you drop the class before the census date, you will need to re-submit your recital paperwork to enroll for another semester.
    • If you are forced to postpone/cancel your recital after the census date, you will receive an incomplete and will need to make up the grade within a year by completing your recital, thus fulfilling the requirements. Do not re-enroll in the class. Failure to complete your recital within one year will automatically revert an incomplete to an “F” in the class.
    • If you do drop, postpone, or cancel you are responsible for informing the SOA Production Manager directly.
  • Publicity - Printed Programs and Posters

    Publicity and printed materials for your recital is your responsibility (including expenses). Ask your studio instructor to review your materials before printing. Do not ask office staff to complete or format your program or poster for you.

    Printed programs are required. Please see the program template for specific information required. Posters are not required but are a good way of advertising and inviting the public to attend. If you choose to have a poster, check with the MUTA office for guidelines. Posters must be stamped at BMU 220 before posting them on campus public bulletin boards. Some other avenues for publicity include:

    On campus  - Copy & Print Center. The main office does not print for you.

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    Program Example

    Pages 5-6 in the Student Recital packet are examples of the standard information to be included in your printed program. However, programs are not limited to this style format, only the information. Programs may be full sheet or booklet style (if you need inspiration ask to see programs from past recitals). Work with your studio instructor to determine what information is necessary i.e. translations, composer history, etc.

    Give one copy of your program to the MUTA main office before your recital. If you have questions, please speak with your instructor.

  • Reference Recording

    Audio recordings of your recital will be made by the Department of Music and Theatre free of charge. The student is responsible for all other arrangements/costs for video or special recordings. 

    These arrangements must be cleared with the SOA Production Manager, Carmen Gomez.

  • Rehearsal and Recital Space and Stage Crew

    Additional rehearsals and dress rehearsals may not be held in the recital hall unless permission is given. Send requests for additional rehearsal times in the performance space to the main office and/or the SOA Production Manager, Carmen Gomez.

    A house manager and ushers may be provided by the SOA.

  • Receptions

    Receptions are not required, are at the student's expense, and should be limited to senior recitals. If you would like one, please check with Carmen Gomez for available space two weeks before your recital. Please understand, due to scheduling and limited room resources, not all requests may be granted and reception locations may be relocated to an equally accommodating location. Food and drink are not allowed in performance venues.