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

Revised November 28, 2022

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. Download: Program Template (due 30 days before your recital).
  3. Complete: Event Checklist.
  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. 

Recital scheduling requests are only allowed in the first two weeks of each quarter. After the scheduling period concludes, the booking system will close and show no available dates. Please contact the Production and Events Manager via email if you need to schedule after Week Two. An additional $30 fee will be incurred.

Recitals are only to occur within the first 8 weeks of instruction in all quarters. Students with special circumstances who wish to have a recital during the final weeks of the quarter must, with their advisor's approval, petition the Department Chair in writing.

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. 

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
  • 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)

    *CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING: Only medical emergencies or family emergencies qualify for a refund.