A Step-by-step Guide to Planning Your Student Recital

Revised January 25, 2024

In order to schedule a student recital, please complete the following after you speak to your instructor:

  1. Bookmark: Recital Audition Approval Form (due after your audition). 
  2. Complete: Event Checklist.
  3. Review: Student Recital Program page to begin creating your program.
  4. Undergraduate BM’s: Bookmark the Post-Recital Form (due after your recital). 
  5. Graduates: Bookmark the Post-Recital form (due after your recital). 

Once the Event Checklist is submitted, the Production & Events Manager will contact you to confirm your recital date and location. 

The recital booking window is only open for the first two weeks of each quarter. You will only be able to begin and complete recital bookings during this window. Appointlet bookings will not count as confirmed recital booking and may result in the loss of the requested time slot. Recitals may only be booked for weeks 1-8. For a recital request in weeks 9, 10 or finals you must have the approval of the Chair and Production Manager. Two recitals may not happen simultaneously on any day at any time.

Recital venues: Both Karl Geiringer Hall* and Room 1145 may be requested for recital performances. Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall may be booked under special circumstances such as the inclusion of a large ensemble in the performance or unique technical needs. To schedule Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall for your recital, please contact the Production and Events Manager directly. 

*During construction, Karl Geiringer Hall has a capacity of 49 persons, including performers.

Your recital booking covers:

  • One dress rehearsal for up to two hours
  • One public performance of up to 1.5 hours
  • A digital audio recording of your performance for the Department of Music Archives
  • Piano tuning
  • Program printing - Students are responsible for creating their own programs, reviewing them with their faculty advisor(s), and submitting them ready to print.
  • Publicity
  • An usher and a recording technician
  • Stage lighting
  • Use of stage equipment such as stands and chairs
  • Use of AV equipment such as sound systems and projectors
  • Reception (by request)