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Skidmore College
Music Department

Performance Handbook

Revised Fall 2018

E. Recitals
6. Criteria for Departmental Honors:  Performance Recitals

  1. The College Catalog states: "Department honors for senior music majors are recommended on the basis of a distinguished academic career documented by department GPA (3.5 or higher for all work in MP courses; 3.5 or higher for all work in MU course), faculty recommendation, and a high level of accomplishment on a department approved senior project." A senior recital is one category of approved senior project.
  2. If the faculty approves the recital audition, the student continues preparation for completion of the recital in the spring semester.
  3. Senior recitals will be attended by at least two artists-in-residence and other performance faculty who, along with other faculty members present, will evaluate the program's musical and technical merits as one aspect of consideration for the granting of departmental honors.
  4. In order for seniors to present a recital for honors consideration, they must have met all other requirements for graduation as noted in the current catalog.