UAH

Student Recital Information

Policies:

  • Students must be enrolled in appropriate course during the semester of the recital: Senior Recital (MUA 498), Senior Jazz Recital (MUJ 498) or Performance Emphasis Recital (MUA 499).
  • Students must have completed at least one semester of 400-level studio instruction prior to enrolling in Senior Recital (MUA 498).
  • Students must have completed a Senior Recital (MUA 498) and at least one additional semester of 400-level studio instruction prior to enrolling in Performance Emphasis Recital (MUA 499).
  • Senior Recitals, Senior Jazz Recitals, and Performance Emphasis Recitals should ideally be scheduled two (2) to three (3) months in advance.
  • Senior Recitals, Senior Jazz Recitals, and Performance Emphasis Recitals must be performed during the regular fall or spring term, and not during the last two weeks of classes.
  • Senior Recitals, Senior Jazz Recitals, and Performance Emphasis Recitals should be scheduled on weeknights — Monday through Thursday — NOT ON WEEKENDS.
  • Senior Recitals, Senior Jazz Recitals, and Performance Emphasis Recitals must not conflict with other UAH Music Department events or events of other prominent Huntsville musical organizations (e.g. Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Chamber Music Guild, etc).
  • Senior Recitals and Senior Jazz Recitals should be shared with another student recital, and should include 30 minutes of music.
  • Performance Emphasis Recitals should not be shared, and should include 60 minutes of music.
  • You must have ALL music for your program in your possession before scheduling your recital.
  • You must have ALL accompanying musicians confirmed before scheduling your recital.
  • You must pass a pre-recital jury two or more weeks before your recital.
  • Juries will include your private instructor and at least two other members of the music faculty. Anyone performing in your recital must be available for the jury.
  • Ask Cil Spina in the Music Department office to schedule the jury time and arrange for faculty who will listen to your jury.
  • Student recitals MUST be recorded, with a copy of the recording filed in the Music Department office. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for the recording. Check with the Music Office for the names of approved students who may be available for recording using UAH equipment. It is your responsibility to contact one of these students to arrange for the recording.

Process:

  • Check the calendar for available dates.
  • Pick several dates that work for you, then check with your instructor AND ALL ACCOMPANYING MUSICIANS to see if they are available for any of them.
  • Fill out the Student Recital Request Form, print it, and have your instructor sign it.
  • Take the signed Student Recital Request Form to Cil to officially schedule your recital and jury.

Additional Information:

  • Don't forget to schedule a dress rehearsal. To do this, contact the Music Office AFTER your recital date has been approved.
  • Do not feel obligated to provide a reception. Many recitals do not include them. If you wish to have a reception, this is your responsibility (or your family and friends).
  • The program must be turned in (in electronic form – email or disk) to the Music Office before the pre-recital jury. The program must include all performers, titles, movements, and the composers' names and dates.
  • Publicity is the responsibility of the performer. The Music Department has an email list for upcoming events. A one-paragraph synopsis of the recital should be turned in (in electronic form – email or disk) to the Music Office approximately one week before the recital.