SENIOR RECITAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS
Students, with the approval of the studio teacher, will be responsible for creating recital committees. These committees must have a minimum of two faculty members, one of whom is the studio teacher.
Students will be responsible for securing accompanists for their recitals.
Students must present a pre-recital hearing of their entire recital program (with all accompanying personnel that will be performing at the actual recital) no later than 4 weeks in advance of the recital date. Using the Recital Program Template, the entire recital program, typewritten with accurate timings for each composition to be performed, must be submitted to the recital committee at the pre-recital hearing for approval. If applicable, text & translations and/or program notes must be submitted along with the program for the committee's approval. If not submitted at the time of the pre-recital hearing, the student will be responsible for distributing these at the recital. The pre-recital hearing for composition majors is held to evaluate the merits of the works to be performed and the readiness of performers for the recital. Tape recordings of live performances and/or MIDI realizations are acceptable formats in which the composer can submit works for the hearing. Failure to pass the pre-recital hearing will disqualify the student from presenting the recital on the arranged date. During the hearing, composition majors will present their music in a lecture-discussion format, using examples from their compositions to create a clear and concise discussion of their composition techniques, style preferences, and aesthetic intent.
Students in the Performance Options will perform a complete recital (45 - 55 minutes of music maximum on the declared performing medium with one 5-minute intermission). Students in orchestral strings must perform at least fifty percent of the recital from memory. Voice, piano, and guitar students must perform the entire recital (100%) from memory, except by advisement of the student's teacher. At the studio instructor's discretion, wind students may be required to memorize. Percussion students must memorize solo works performed on mallet instruments.
Students in the Composition Option will mount a complete recital (45 - 55 minutes of music maximum duration with one 5-minute intermission) of their own original works. The specific format of the recital is flexible, and will be determined by the student in consultation with the studio instructor. The recital may include not only compositions for more traditional instrumental/vocal combinations, but also works for electronic or computer-generated sound, live instruments with electronics, or various other multimediaconfigurations.
Students in the Music Education Option will perform half of a recital (23 - 30 minutes of music maximum on the declared performing medium with no intermission). Students in orchestral strings must perform at least fifty percent of the recital from memory. Voice, piano and guitar students must perform the entire recital (100%) from memory, except by advisement of the studio teacher. At the studio instructor's discretion, wind students may be required to memorize. Percussion students must memorize solo works performed on mallet instruments.
Students in Music as a Liberal Art Option may include performance as a major component of the senior project, upon approval of their studio instructor. If performance is a major component of the senior project, MLA students must meet the same standards for recital approval as performance or music education students (see above); these include, minimally, passing of Jury II.
REVISION IN PROGRESS SEE/CALL SINDI MCGUIRE IN THE MUSIC OFFICE (M134) FOR INFO. 278-2654
The MLA Senior Project is the result of a two-semester sequence that includes Music 191 (Readings in Music) and Music 198 (MLA Senior Project). The project may take the form of a public presentation or research paper. An outline and annotated bibliography on an approved topic must be completed during the Music 191 semester.
Presentation Requirements: The presentation must be at least 20 minutes in length. The presentation will consist of a lecture with supporting visual and sound examples. An outline of the presentation, detailed lecture notes and bibliography are due to the MLA Advisor at least 2 weeks prior to the presentation date. The presentation must be given no later than two weeks prior to the start of exam week.
Research Paper Requirements: The research paper will be at least 4000 words in length, not including footnotes/endnotes and bibliography. A minimum of 3 drafts is required. Draft due dates will be determined in consultation with the MLA Advisor. The final copy must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of exam week.