Recital Information Page
- Recital Checklist
- Recital Requirements
- Recital Fee
- Register for Recital Credit
- Faculty Recital Committee
- Reserving Dates
- Recital Program
- Pre-Recital Hearing
One semester before your recital:
1. Pay recital fee (see Recital Fee section below). All recital fees are non-refundable.2. Register for recital credit
First four weeks of your recital semester:
3. Consult with applied instructor, recital committee and your collaborative artist to decide on hearing, dress rehearsal and recital dates
4. Contact the operations assistant to submit your recital confirmation form and sign up for your desired times by the end of the 4th week of classes
Before your recital hearing:
5. Generate your program and have it proofread by your applied instructor
The rest of your recital semester:
6. Hold your recital hearing
7. Submit your hearing form and completed program to Operations
8. Hold your recital
- Must give a half-recital during junior year and a full recital during senior year
- Must strictly adhere to the following time requirements/limits:
- Half-recitals - 25-35 minutes of actual playing/singing
- Full recitals - 40-50 minutes of actual playing/singing; no more than 60 minutes total, including on- and off-stage time
- Graduate recitals - 45-60 minutes total, including both on- and off-stage time
- Must give a half-recital during senior year
- Must strictly adhere to the time requirements (25-35 minutes of actual playing/singing)
- Must be enrolled in applied music in your major area the semester of, and the semester prior to, all non-degree, junior and senior recitals
- Enrollment in either MUS 3190, 4190 or 8980 is required of all students performing degree and non-degree recitals.
Each student will pay a recital fee of $75.00, which is due before registering for your recital credit. It is preferred that this be done online by clicking “Pay Recital Fee” below. If that is not possible, a check or cash can be brought to a member of the Operations Staff. This fee includes recording costs and the printing of up to 100 programs.
Once your recital fee is paid, take a printed receipt of this transaction to the School of Music academic advisor to receive a permission code. Once you receive this code you may register for your recital credit.
- MUS 3190: Junior/non-degree Recital
- MUS 4190: Senior Recital
- MUS 8980: Graduate Recital
In your recital semester, you will be able to access the recital credit “class” page on Canvas. On Canvas you will find a list of your recital committee members. You are responsible for communicating with your recital committee. The recital coordinator is responsible for selecting a faculty recital committee who will hear the pre-recital hearing and grade the actual recital. The committee consists of three faculty members, one of whom is your applied instructor. Following the recital, each committee member will submit a recital evaluation form to the recital coordinator. These grades are averaged and will determine the final for the course.
- Recital date and time must be scheduled by the 4th week of classes in your recital semester.
- Dates for hearing, rehearsal and recital must be decided upon by the student, committee and collaborator, and then approved by the Operations Assistant based on availability. The Recital Confirmation Form must be turned in to Operations before dates can be secured.
- Dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on the first day of the semester.
- Students planning recitals in January or February may reserve a date/time the semester before, once they’ve paid their fee, registered for recital credit, and worked out dates with their committee and collaborator.
Approved hearing locations and times:
- The pre-recital hearing must be held no later than two weeks prior to the recital
- The pre-recital hearing may be held in any appropriate location in the Strauss Performing Arts Center (in many cases the hearing will NOT be held in the recital location)
Approved recital locations and times:
- Recital Hall, as available, and to begin no later than 7:30pm Monday through Friday
- Concert Hall, as available, and to begin no later than 7:30pm Monday through Friday
- In extreme cases, Room 105 could be used
- In extreme cases, recitals may be held on Saturdays or Sundays
- Student recitals shall not occur during finals week of the Fall and Spring terms
Approved rehearsal locations and times:
- Due to heavy demand for use of the Recital and Concert Halls, rehearsal times allotted for each student cannot be guaranteed.
- It is suggested that you book rehearsal times in the hall when you book your hearing and recital as they fill up quickly. Rehearsal times are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.
- All rehearsal times must be scheduled with the Operations Assistant.
- No more than 2 rehearsal times in either hall will be allowed to any student, unless there is ample time available in the schedule, and the applied instructor has expressed the need for extra time in the hall.
- Rehearsal times may be pre-empted due to unforeseen circumstances that occur after the student has reserved the rehearsal space.
- Use one of the Program Templates below to generate your program (undergraduate and graduate programs will use the same format)
- A draft of your recital program must be submitted to your applied instructor for corrections and approval NO LATER than the day of your recital hearing.
- The finalized program must be submitted to the Operations Assistant within 48 hours after your recital hearing. Failure to meet this deadline may result in no programs.
- Submit the program in PDF form, ready to print
- 50 programs will be printed unless more are requested (for more than 100, an extra fee will be charged)
- If programs need to be reprinted for any reason other than Operations error, students will be charged for the reprint
- Hearing must be held no later than two weeks prior to the recital
- At least two members of the student’s recital committee and all collaborative performers must be present for the pre-recital hearing. A recording must be provided by the student for the third committee member if he/she is unable to attend.
- If a student does not pass their hearing, both the recital coordinator and Operations Assistant need to be notified by the committee chair.
- Completed Hearing Form must be submitted at hearing for approval
- Once the Hearing Form is approved and signed by the committee chair, it must be submitted directly to the Operations Assistant
At least one member of the Recital Committee must be present at the recital. A recording must be provided by the student to committee members who are not present.
- Each student is entirely responsible for all set-up/tear-down/clean-up of the facilities used for their recital. The room MUST be returned to the original condition in which it was found.
- If a piano is used, it must be covered, returned to its storage space (whether that is 144 or the back corner of the stage of the recital hall), and plugged in. The student and faculty are responsible for making sure there are adequate people on-hand for moving of the pianos. Please see the piano moving policy in Room 144 (storage) for an outline of this policy.
- Students must secure their own stage manager. If additional help is needed, students must secure extra volunteers. Possible stage manager/volunteer duties are as follows:
- Assisting with moving equipment, set-up/tear-down
- Pre-recital announcements about applause
- Open doors for stage entrances/exits
- If recital is booked within a block of recital times, standing outside the recital hall doors to prevent early arrivals to the next recital from entering during the current recital
- Operations will NOT be on-hand the day of your recital. If you, your stage manager or applied instructor need training on the acoustic banners or lighting, please contact the Operations Assistant to set up a time well before your recital date.
- The recital fee includes the cost of a stereo recording through UNO School of Music recording services.
- The recording will be available within two weeks following the recital and will be distributed electronically via Box. Recording Services has no physical distribution.
- Recitals not following the recital guidelines will not be recorded.
- Any additional technical audio services (i.e. sound reinforcement, multitrack recording, microphones and mixdowns) require additional fees, and MUST BE DISCUSSED DIRECTLY with Zach Lovitch, Music Technology Manager. email@example.com or 402-554-6071.
- The University reserves the right to distribute recordings or excerpts thereof for outreach (including playback on radio and/or the internet), fundraising, or scholarly purposes. The performer, with faculty consent, can request that a performance be marked confidential and not be made public. All recordings are intended for archival purposes and will meet the reasonable standards of the industry.
- You are allowed to hold a reception in the Strauss Performing Arts Center lobby following your recital. However, if there is another recital or event scheduled in the hall, the reception may have to be held in another room, pending availability. The person(s) hosting the reception are responsible for set-up/tear-down.
- Students are encouraged to use UNO Catering for food services (this is required for hot food items). Catering reservations are made through Milo Bail student center at 554-2400.
- If students would like to bring cold food items (cookies, cakes, chips, dip, non-alcoholic beverages, etc) from outside vendors, then they need to complete the “Application for Exemption of the Food Policy” and submit it to the UNO Catering Manager two weeks before the reception.
If you have questions, please contact:
Jen Kalvoda, Operations Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olga Smola, Recitals Coordinator, at email@example.com.