All students accepted by audition as music majors are required to register for Student Recital MUS 1010. Your grade will be Pass/Fail and there is no charge and no credit. The grade will appear on your transcript.
Course requirements include:
- Attendance at all student recitals during the term (normally on the last four Wednesdays of the term, from 1:10 to 2 p.m. or Thursdays, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in HS 117).
- A performance on the student’s principle instrument or voice at one of those recitals.
Student majoring in music in both their primary and secondary areas of proficiency are required to perform. These recitals meet the performance requirements for music majors. Other students in Applied Music courses may perform in recitals if their faculty member requests this based on notable ability that could be enhanced by a recital performance. These invitations may include students performing in their secondary area or applied music students studying for enrichment. Students may not nominate themselves to perform.
Selection of music
Selecting music is done with guidance from the Applied Music instructor based on literature studied during the term. The music played at a recital consists of one song, or one movement of a sonata or concerto or one piece of modest length. Since some guitar selections are short, guitar students may choose two or three short pieces.