Southeast Missouri State University

Recital Policy

Approved 1-23-90
 
All music majors on all degree programs are required to present a recital during their residency. The recital requirement will be met as follows:

BA: performance of one major work or a collection of works of 12-15 minutes in duration for the applied instrument or voice during the sixth semester in residence or during the second semester of applied music study at the 300 level. 

BME: performance of representative solo literature for the applied instrument or voice of 30 minutes in duration during the seventh semester in residence or during the semester of applied music study at the 400 level to be performed in an approved public setting.
Option 1: BME majors may present a full, public recital (45-60 minutes of solo literature and chamber literature, not to exceed 15 additional minutes, in which the recitalist is the principal or lead performer). 
Option 2: BME majors may present a recital with another student (25-30 minutes of solo literature). 

BM: (Performance):  Junior Recital - performance of representative solo literature for the applied instrument or voice of 25-30 minutes in duration during the sixth semester in residence or during the second semester of applied music study at the 300 level to be performed in an approved public setting.  The student must enroll for MU300 (Junior Recital).   

Senior Recital - performance of a full, public recital of representative solo repertoire for the applied instrument or voice of 45-60 minutes in duration in an approved public setting during the eighth semester in residence or during the second semester of applied music study at the 400 level. The students must enroll in MU400 (Senior Recital)   Chamber music, not to exceed 15 minutes of additional performing time, may be included in the recital. However, the recitalist must be a principal or lead performer in any chamber ensemble. 

BM: (Composition): presentation of original compositions in a variety of media of 45-60 minutes duration during the eighth semester in residence or during the second semester of applied music composition study at the 400 level in an approved public setting. The composer must perform in at least one of the compositions presented in the recital.  The performance must be previewed and approved by the applied music instructor. 

PRINTED RECITAL PROGRAMS:  Printed recital programs will be prepared in the departmental office at no charge to the student.  Titles of works and translations must be received in the office no later than one week prior to the recital. A standard departmental cover will be used, and original art work for the cover is not allowed.  Since the program is an official university document, the program and cover format must conform to departmental guidelines and must be approved by the Chairperson of the Department of Music.   There are no exceptions to this rule.

SCHEDULING OF RECITALS:  Students may not schedule degree recitals in the final week of classes of the semester or in the weekend prior to final exams.  No recitals or concerts are scheduled during the week of final exams.  All recitals must be scheduled in the Music Office with the approval of the Music Departmental Calendar Chair.

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