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Planning your student recital doesn't have to be a stressful experience! Make sure to communicate early and often with School of Music staff and your applied professors. View our Recital Planning presentation at the link below for more information. 
Standard recital times may include:
Fridays: 5 pm & 7 pm
Saturdays: 1 pm, 3 pm, 5  pm, 7pm
Sundays: 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm
Spring 2020 dates now available!

Student Recital Instructions

Review carefully your ensemble, studio, and class obligations when selecting a recital date, and make sure your assisting musicians and applied teacher have that date free.                       

Within one week of selecting a recital date you must submit a completed STUDENT RECITAL REQUEST FORM to Kristin Pagels in the Music Office 162E.  

PRO TIP: Plan to give your recital earlier in the semester. 

You'll have more choice in selecting rehearsal and performance dates.

At the beginning of the semester

Check the website for available recital dates. Fill and sign the Student Recital Request Form with your top 2 date choices. After your professor has signed it, turn the form into the office to Kristin Pagels

After your recital date is confirmed

Email Dan Koefoed to schedule time for your Recital Jury (except vocalists, voice students confirm with their professor). Make sure your professor is available for your jury time. Recital Juries should occur around 3 weeks prior to your recital. When scheduling your jury be sure to coordinate the day, time, and location with your studio teacher, other members of the jury panel, and collaborating musicians.

Immediately following your recital jury

Students must jury their recital no later than three weeks prior to their recital date.

Make sure you have your RECITAL JURY FORM and recital program draft filled out and ready to distribute to your Jury Panel.

After your jury, turn in the signed/completed form to Kristin Pagels.
Contact Dan Koefoed in the Music Office to schedule recital rehearsal time in Chamichian Recital Hall. Recitalists have a maximum of 2 hours of rehearsal in the hall for performance preparation. Turn in the Recital Recording Form (with payment) to Mindy Zeneberg.
Email Kristin Pagels with your completed program template. Begin to promote your recital by printing posters and Facebook events.

Audio Services

After passing your jury you must submit a completed Student Recital Recording.pdf and turn into the Music Office. Any special audio or visual requests should be referred to Scott Topazi, Audio Production Manager, room 293.

Organ and percussion students should contact Daniel Koefoed, Performance Hall Manager, regarding rehearsals in Staples Family Concert Hall. 

Your Recital Program

Using the student recital program template, please complete and email to Kristin Pagels at Please create and submit documents only in Word. No PDF or other non-word files will be accepted. Consult the CONCERT PROGRAM GUIDELINE document available online for explanations on formatting.

*By Request* the School of Music will produce/print, and post posters for each recital on the standard SOM poster template.  Programs are due at least two weeks prior to your performance date. It is imperative that you submit your materials in a timely manner to allow for ample publicity of your recital.

Your Recital programs will be printed and made available for distribution at your School of Music Concert location.  If an off-site recital location is chosen, you will need to arrange to have your programs brought to the concert venue.

The week of your recital

Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water!
Remind collaborative pianists, assisting musicians, and professors of your hall rehearsal time(s). Do a final social media push, and remind friends/family of your recital! If you haven't already, make post-recital reception plans. Check to see that your recital programs have arrived in the office.

The day of your recital

Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water! The Music Building opens at 12:00 noon on most weekends, plan ahead if you have an early recital time. You may enter the hall 30 minutes prior to your recital time. Check the grey shelving unit backstage for your recital's programs. Place them on a stand in front of the hall for guests to take. 

After your recital

Thank your assisting musicians, event staff, and professors for their support!

Return programs to the grey shelving unit backstage, and save an extra program or two for your personal portfolio. 

Available Student Recital Dates
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