The College of Arts and Architecture

Performer's Recognition Award

The School of Music offers a Performer's Recognition Award for exceptional undergraduate performers who are not pursuing the B.M. in performance or the B.M.A. The procedure for earning the award is outlined below.

1. Students in the B.A., B.M.E., or B.M. in composition who want to pursue the Performer’s Recognition Award must be enrolled in either the primary or performance applied music tracks.

2. Students who wish to pursue the Performer’s Recognition Award must consult with their applied music instructor prior to enrolling in Music 400J (solo recital).

3. A recital of at least forty-five minutes of music is required. The repertoire must be comparable to that of a senior recital by a B.M. performance major. Each performance area will determine memorization requirements.

4. A faculty committee will hear and grade the recital.  The committee will be composed of the performer’s instructor, at least one additional faculty member from the performer’s area (selected by the performer’s instructor) and a faculty member from outside the student’s performance area (selected by the Undergraduate Committee).

5. A high-quality audio recording of the recital will be produced.

6. The student's applied instructor is responsible for the following procedures:scheduling the recital.

  • notifying the Undergraduate Committee chairman at least six weeks in advance of the recital so that the outside judge may be chosen.
  • notifying other members in his/her applied area about the recital and securing at least one other faculty member from the area to serve on the recital committee. The percussion teacher will select one other faculty member at his discretion.

7. To earn the Performer’s Recognition Award the composite recital grade must be an A or A-. If a faculty member is not available to hear the recital, he/she will listen to a recording of the recital and submit a grade for it. The recognition of performance achievement will be noted on the transcript as a separate course: MUSIC 400 Solo Recital. The faculty's composite grade will be the grade in the course.

8. Students who earn an A or A- in Music 400 will receive a certificate acknowledging earning of the Performer’s Recognition Award at the School of Music awards ceremony. (Grade-point calculations are listed in the University Undergraduate Advising Handbook.)