Solo Senior recital auditions will be 20 to 25 minutes in length. Students preparing classical
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 before the recital is to take place.
A full senior performance recital should consist of approximately one hour of music,
selected by the teacher and student. Complete recital time not to exceed 75 minutes
including intermission and stage changes.
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. Shared recitals may not
be longer than 75 minutes including intermission and stage changes. These students
do not enroll in MP375, and are not candidates for Departmental Honors.
If the faculty approves the recital audition, the student continues preparation for
completion of the recital in the spring semester.
SCHEDULING of senior recitals is as follows:
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 Managing Director of Zankel,
who is the only person authorized to make the reservation. The concert manager’s office
is located in room 111, Zankel.
Music Majors presenting a senior recital and who have previously taken or are concurrently
enrolled in the Senior Coda (MU 363), will enroll in MP 375 for three credits. Consult
the current Catalog for details of the course.
PROGRAM NOTES: All Senior Music Majors enrolled in MP 375 must write program notes for senior recitals,
to be researched and written by the student. The program notes must be approved by
the student's instructor. Senior Music Majors 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.
PROGRAM: Two weeks before the recital, all student recitalists (major or non-major) must email
the program to both their applied music teacher and the Music Department Administrative
Assistant for printing. Please see F. Program Printing Regulations.
Music Department Contact
Department of Music Skidmore College 815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866