The College of Arts and Architecture

Undergraduate Recitals

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RECITAL GUIDELINES

Full degree recitals are required for students in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Musical Arts programs. 

Additional recitals may be presented in any degree program with permission of the instructor.

All recitals must be memorized (exceptions for certain literature may be made upon request to the voice faculty). The performance literature will be determined at the discretion of the applied music teacher. 

DEGREE RECITAL HEARINGS

A hearing is to be scheduled for degree recitals and must take place at least two weeks prior to the performance date. Hearings are generally held during the voice area faculty meetings, which take place from 11:00-12:00 on selected Friday mornings in 113, Music Building I; alternatively, a hearing immediately following Voice Forum will be arranged if the earlier time is not possible due to class conflicts.  The student will present seven copies of a list of the recital repertoire to the voice faculty and may begin with the selection of his or her choice. The voice faculty will continue the hearing by requesting additional selections.  Hearings typically last no more than 20 minutes.  Insufficient preparation will result in an unsatisfactory recital hearing.

Juniors in the BM degree program may sing a hearing if presenting a full recital. In this case, the jury is waived. If the student does not sing a hearing, then a jury is required. The choice is made at the discretion of the teacher. If presenting a half recital and the repertoire requirements for the course are not satisfied, the student will sing a jury.

Juniors and seniors in the BME degree program who are pursuing the Performer’s Recognition Award will adhere to the protocol set forth in the BM degree program as it pertains to recital hearings.

In the case of an unsatisfactory hearing, the student will be required to reschedule the hearing following adequate preparation time.

At the time of their degree recital hearing, students in the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Musical Arts programs will present a comprehensive list of repertoire from undergraduate studies, which shows serious study of works from a broad range of styles and languages (art song in English, Italian, German, French, and/or other languages), music of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and modern periods, opera (some in the original language), oratorio, cantata.

Recital hearings are not required for non-degree recitals. Music education students presenting a recital in the last semester of their junior year or in their senior year, and Bachelor of Arts students presenting a senior recital as a BA project, may be exempted from juries under the same conditions that apply to BM and BMA students: (1) they will have a hearing at least two weeks before the scheduled performance date and (2) the recital will be evaluated by a faculty panel (consisting of at least two faculty members).

SCHEDULING

Degree recitals must be presented during the scheduled academic year (from the first day of classes through the last day of classes in the fall and spring semesters).