Music Minor Recital Checklist

Please read the syllabus for a complete list of requirements. Make sure that you address each section by the noted deadlines.

Recital Date and Time (completed within the first 4 weeks of the semester)

In the first three weeks of the semester, schedule a meeting with Dr. Fuller.  Prior to the meeting, decide on four possible dates for your recital. These four dates should in no way conflict with any event listed on the Department’s website,  After your meeting with Dr. Fuller, these four dates will be sent to Logann Graham who will reserve Price Music Center, room 120, for your recital. The date will not be secured until you receive a confirmation email.  All recitals will be held in Price Music Center, room 120. If you choose to have your recital at another location you will be responsible for all logistics and expenses of the recital.


Prospective Dates:


Recital Start Time:


Total Time (includes rehearsal preparation + 15-30 mins for audience admittance + recital + reception)

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Recital Jury (completed 6 weeks prior to recital)

A recital jury must be passed before you are able to present your recital.  Once you have received an email confirmation of your recital date, work with your applied teacher and Dr. Fuller to schedule a recital jury 6 weeks before the scheduled recital.

Tentative week of Recital Jury ___________________

Photo and biography (submitted via email attachment by the recital jury 6 weeks prior to recital).  Failure to submit a photo and biography by the recital jury date will result in a ⅓ letter grade deduction from the recital grade.

Before your recital jury, submit to Dr. Fuller via email attachment your biography and photo, which will then be placed on the department website (example here).  The same biography should also be a part of your completed program.  The biography should (1) be written in the first person and (2) address the following points (as appropriate):

1. What are you getting your degree in and what plans do you have after graduation?

2. How did you get involved in music and what ensembles do you belong to?

3. Do you participate in music outside the minor (church jobs, etc.)?

4. How has music or musical involvement shaped your character, or what has it taught you about life?

5. What person/people do you want to recognize in your musical pursuits?

6. Is there any other appropriate and relevant information you wish to share?

Recital Program and Program Notes (submitted at the recital jury 6 weeks prior to recital).  Failure to submit the program and program notes by the recital jury date will result in a ⅓ letter grade deduction from the recital grade.  Failure to submit the approved program and program notes by one week before the recital date will result in an entire letter grade deduction from the recital grade.

When you arrive at your recital jury 6 weeks before your recital, you must submit a hard copy of your recital program and program notes to Dr. Fuller.  Work with your applied teacher to complete the program and check for accuracy.  You must decide on layout and format.  Basic requirements are (1) pamphlet format, (2) a minimum of  four (4) and maximum of sixteen (16) single-sided pages, with a page count equal to a multiple of four (4, 8, 12, or 16 pages).  Upon Dr. Fuller’s approval, the completed program is due to Robert Davezac ( as an 8.5×11” PDF at least one month before the recital.  Music staff will not make any adjustments/changes to your program. The Music Department will print the recital program. You will be notified through email when the programs are ready for pick up.

The program must include:

1. Title page, including your name and instrument, accompanist’s name (if appropriate), date and time, location, and any artwork you choose to add
2. A Program, which is a page that lists full titles on the left side (with individual movements listed underneath each title), and composers and composers’ dates on the right side
3. Names of guest artist(s), which should be added underneath the relevant titles
4. Translations of foreign texts (if appropriate)
5. Program Notes, which consist of a short paragraph on each piece offering historical and analytical information. The program notes are expected to be well-researched, well-written, scholarly and accurate – the equivalent of a short paper.
6. Your biography (see details above)
7. Acknowledgements (people you want to thank)
8. A note about reception details (if you are providing one)

Sample programs can be found here and here.

Publicity (submitted by the recital jury 6 weeks prior to recital).  Failure to submit an online invitation by the recital jury will result in a ⅓ letter grade deduction from the recital grade.

By the time of your recital jury, you must submit to Dr. Fuller an online invitation through Evite ( or another social-planning website for creating and sending online invitations. After a successful recital jury, Dr. Fuller will forward your invitation to the music faculty, staff, and other music minors. At your discretion, you may also choose to create and display posters advertising the recital, but these must be cleared with Dr. Fuller (not the Music Staff) before posting. There is no deadline for posting the posters, but the sooner you post them the more people can see them. For additional publicity, feel free to create and share a Facebook event with the Music Department’s Facebook page.

Spec Sheet (completed 4 weeks prior to the recital).  Failure to submit a spec sheet 4 weeks prior to the recital will result in a ⅓ letter grade deduction from the recital grade. Another ⅓ letter grade will be deducted if the spec sheet is not submitted by 2 weeks before the recital.

The spec (specification) sheet contains all necessary resources for your recital, including chairs, music stands, microphones, sound shells, piano tuning, additional instruments, etc.  Email Robert Davezac ( no later than 4 weeks before your recital date to schedule a time to complete the spec sheet with him.


You should arrange to have an usher (a friend or relative) pass out programs at the door. A member of Mu Beta Psi will be outside the door of room 120 to allow late seating between songs.

Reception (Optional)

Post-recital receptions are permitted, and are not required.  A one-hour (or less) reception in the main hallway outside Price 120 is the responsibility of the student, including set up, clean up, and all refreshments.  A building attendant will be on duty one hour after the concert is over, after which everyone must vacate the building. The student should work with the applied teacher, Dr. Fuller, and Robert Davezac ( no later than 3 weeks before the recital date if a reception is planned, ensuring that building and university policies are followed carefully.