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Performance Handbook

Revised Fall 2011

E. Recitals
2. Senior Recitals

a. A full senior recital should consist of approximately one hour of music, selected by the teacher and student.

b. All recitals given in the senior year will require an audition during the last week of classes of the semester before the recital is to take place.

c. Senior recital auditions will be 20 to 25 minutes in length. Students preparing classical music recitals will present their auditions in front of the artists-in-residence and any part-time or academic faculty who wish to attend. Auditions are usually scheduled the last Friday morning of the semester.

d. Jazz faculty will schedule senior jazz recital auditions for a separate time, also in early December. See later in this section for jazz recital audition information.

e. Seniors wishing to present shared recitals will present a double jury (approximately 20 to 25 minutes long) in the presence of at least two faculty members, their teachers among them.

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

g. Scheduling of senior recitals is as follows:

  1. Seniors will have up to one week after their senior recital auditions to set their recital date. This must be done in the presence of the concert manager, who is the only person authorized to make the reservation.
  2. Students presenting a senior recital will enroll in MP 375 for three credits. Consult the current Catalog for details of the course.

h. The recital will normally be held in Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall or ELM.

i. All seniors enrolled in MP 375 must write program notes for senior recitals, to be researched and written by the student, are required. The program notes must be approved by the student's instructor. Two weeks before the recital, the student must give the program to the department secretary for printing. Students will be held to high standards of research and writing style. Program notes will be evaluated by the faculty as part of their decision towards departmental honors. Please see F. Program Printing Regulations.