Recitals must take place in public spaces in Bloomington, announced to and open to the public. Exceptionally, with the approval of a student's doctoral advisory committee and the director of graduate studies, one doctoral recital may be performed out of town if attended in person, at the expense of the student, by the faculty member(s) who would ordinarily be present.
Recitals ordinarily take place during the fall or spring semesters according to deadlines specified in the scheduling policies. Recitals may take place during the second summer session if a hearing can be arranged and if faculty members are available to attend the recital.
A pre-recital hearing is required for all undergraduate, master's and performer diploma recitals, except for composition recitals. At the discretion of the faculty, other recitals may also be given a hearing. A hearing must be scheduled so that it can be completed and the recital performed within the published deadlines; it is the student's responsibility to arrange a hearing and to meet the deadlines. Students may perform a hearing in the summer if faculty members are available and with the approval of the department chair. A hearing is valid for 60 days.
Recital repertory is subject to approval by a student's teacher or committee following any guidelines published by the department. Appropriate repertory for chamber music recitals is specified by departments. Recital repertory may not be repeated for degree or diploma credit.
The grade for an undergraduate, master's, performer diploma, or doctoral minor recital is assigned by the teacher, who hears the recital in person. An organ recital grade is based on a recital hearing, and a composition recital grade is based on an average of the grades of the faculty members who attend the recital.
A jazz recital grade is based on an average of the grades of Jazz Studies Department faculty members who attend the recital and the teacher with whom the student is enrolled in performance study.
Artist Diploma recitals are attended and graded in person by the three members of a student's AD committee. If a committee member is unable to attend, he or she and the student must arrange for a substitute from inside or outside the major department, as appropriate.
Doctoral recitals are ordinarily attended and graded in person by the three members of a student's doctoral advisory committee. The chair must hear the recital in person; exceptionally, in consultation beforehand with the committee chair and the student, a committee member may arrange for a departmental substitute, or to hear a recording of the recital. Recordings, when used, are available in the Music Library.
All recital grades are reported in writing to the director of undergraduate or graduate studies.
Doctoral and Artist Diploma recitals must be recorded by the Department of Audio Engineering and Sound Production for the Music Library when they take place in a Jacobs School of Music venue. A recording of equivalent quality must be provided to the Music Library by the student when a Doctoral or Artist Diploma recital is performed in a non-Jacobs School of Music venue.
Other Audio and Video Recording
Videotaping and playback equipment for use in the MU and MA buildings is available via e-mail request to the Music Facilities Office (M031, firstname.lastname@example.org and should be reserved and signed out in that office. If equipment is not available, Classroom Technology Services - Portable Technology Support (855-8765) can provide audio and video equipment as well as an operator if needed.
Recitals may include the participation of no more than 13 assisting performers and a conductor. All must be available for a hearing, if required. Participation by assisting performers must not interfere with their lessons, ensemble assignments or academic responsibilities. Chamber music credit is available to the assisting performers only if they have registered and arranged specifically for that credit. Special rules apply to conducting, composition, and jazz studies recitals that use Jacobs School of Music ensembles or specially-assembled groups; consult the appropriate department for information.
The following are the minimum and maximum number of minutes of music for the categories of recitals indicated:
Minimum & maximum recital lengths Minimum, Maximum
Junior (general) 40, 50
Brass 30, 40
Voice 30, 50
Senior (general) 50, 60
Brass 40, 50
Composition* 30, 60
Jazz Studies 50, 60
Voice 40, 50
Concentration (general) 25, 50
Piano 35, 50
Woodwinds 40, 50
M.M. (general) 50, 60
Brass 40, 50
Choral Conducting 20, 30
Composition* 30, 60
Jazz Studies 50, 60
Voice 40, 50
D.M. (general) 40, 60
Brass 30, 50
Choral Conducting 40, 75
Composition* 45, 60
Piano 50, 60
Piano Final 75, 75
Woodwinds 50, 60
Graduate Minor (general) 25, 50
Piano 35, 50
P.D. (general) 50, 60
Voice 40, 60
A.D. 40, 60
*For composition students: Student's own compositions for various media written during residency, with the student participating as a performer or conductor in at least one work.
For students in computer music composition: Student's own compositions for computer-generated audio playback alone, audio playback with instrument(s), interactive live electronics, or multimedia works with substantial computer music component.
Recital Scheduling Policies
Recitals ordinarily take place in Recital Hall, Ford-Crawford Hall, Auer Hall (subject to special restrictions), and certain rehearsal rooms and classrooms in the Jacobs School of Music. Recitals may also be scheduled in other public spaces, including Whittenberger Auditorium, but not in the Auditorium (except for organ recitals) or the main stage of the Musical Arts Center.
No recitals may be given during the final examination period. DM and AD recitals must take place before the last two weeks of classes of the fall or spring semester; DM recitals using X070 ensembles must take place before the last week of classes of the fall or spring semester; MM, PD, Senior, Junior, and undergraduate concentration recitals must take place by the last day of the fall or spring semester; DM minor, MM minor, and non-degree student recitals must take place before the last five weeks of the fall or spring semester. Recitals may take place any time during the second summer session.
Recitals must be scheduled at least two and a half weeks ahead of the performance date so that programs can be printed and public announcements can be made. Because of crowded performance schedules, students should perform their recitals as early as possible in the semester. B.M.E. students may not give their senior recital during their student teaching semester.
Only one DM, AD, MM or PD recital per student per semester may be scheduled in Auer Hall. Senior, Junior, and undergraduate concentration recitals are permitted in Auer only in September/October, and in January/February. Non-degree student recitals, DM minor recitals or MM minor recitals may not be given in Auer Hall.
Concert times in Auer Hall are 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. A 5:00 p.m. time may be added on weekdays if the hall schedule permits. Concert times in Ford-Crawford Hall and Recital Hall are 5:00, 7:00, and 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, and 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Consultation with faculty
Students must consult every faculty member who needs to be present before choosing a recital date. Students should always attempt to schedule a recital at a time when everyone is available, including all members of a doctoral advisory committee or Artist Diploma committee.
Recital Set-Up Assistance
Work-study students are assigned to provide set-up and lighting help for officially-scheduled events in Recital, Auer, and Ford-Crawford Halls. Andrew Stoute (855-9862) is the manager of recital halls and can be contacted for information. The recital halls are scheduled through Stephanie Gott (855-6000, email@example.com in the Music Practice Building; please see the recital scheduling Web page.