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Performance Handbook

Revised Fall 2011

E. Recitals
1. General Regulations

a.  Recitals may be presented during the following times:

  1. Senior recitals: Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., or 8 p.m.
  2. Non-senior recitals: Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. Non-senior recitals may be scheduled on Friday at 8 p.m., after the senior recital signup period.
  3. Recitals may be held in Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall or ELM and, if available, other performing spaces on campus, such as the Payne Room at the Tang.
  4. Ensemble, faculty, or guest artist concerts/lectures may be scheduled during these allocated times, but will be reserved before the semester begins.
  5. Seniors have until one week after senior recital auditions to reserve a date for their recital in the hall.

b. Departmental accompanists are paid a fee for the preparation and performance of a solo or shared recital. Any student using a departmental accompanist for a recital (with the exception of an approved senior recital) will be charged an accompanist's fee ($125 for a full recital; $75 for a shared recital) to cover a portion of the fee the College pays to the accompanists. Students enrolled in MP 375 Senior Recital will not be charged any accompanist fee.

c.  All recitals require an audition (see details in respective recital categories). Students must complete their portion of the Jury Evaluation Form and Jury Approval Form and present them to the jurors and accompanist.

d.  Senior recital auditions require the presence of the artists-in-residence and any part-time or academic faculty who wish to attend. Non-senior recital auditions require the presence of at least two performance music faculty.

e.  If the faculty approves the recital audition or project proposal, the student continues preparation for completion of the project in the spring semester.