General. Scheduling of all student solo concerts and recitals
is through the Conservatory Concert Production Office.
All recitals will be scheduled to occur before the beginning of the
reading period of each semester. Requests for rescheduling must have
the approval of the appropriate principal applied teacher.
Concerts are scheduled Tuesdays through Fridays at 4:30, 6:30, and
8:00 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:30,
and 8:00 p.m. No concerts are scheduled on Mondays.
Honors Recital Series. A series of four concerts are scheduled
each year, two each semester. Performers are chosen by the divisional
faculties. The series is intended to acquaint the entire student body
with the highest standard of student performance. Attendance at three
Honors Recitals is recommended.
Senior Recitals. For the fall semester and for the January
Winter Term, required senior recitals are scheduled upon request in
the order received, beginning the previous May.
For the spring semester, required senior recitals are scheduled by
lottery; requests for spring semester senior recitals must be received
in the Concert Production Office by 4:30 p.m. on the last weekday
prior to fall break to be included in the lottery. A maximum of one
hour and twenty minutes, including intermission, will be allotted
to each senior recital.
Students not majoring in Performance or Composition may, with the
approval of their private applied or composition study teacher, give
a non-required senior recital. Two previous appearances on departmental
or studio recitals, or honors recitals, are required.
Students must register for private study in the semester during which
they are to give the senior recital. In addition, a student's
aural skills requirement must be completed before the senior recital
can be scheduled. Students who complete all of the requirements for
graduation in December of a given year with the exception of their
senior recital or who are eligible to enroll part-time in their final
semester, and who wish to continue their private study and perform
their senior recital during the subsequent semester, must register
for a minimum of two credit hours of applied study at the credit hour
rate in effect during that academic year.
Late Senior Recitals. Students are expected to perform their
senior recital during the last semester of enrollment at the latest.
Students who need to give their senior recital beyond the last semester
of enrollment must do so on campus during a subsequent period when
the Conservatory is in session, either a fall or spring semester,
or during a Conservatory summer school session. They must register
for hourly private study lessons during the period of time leading
up to the recital unless the recital is given during the first two
weeks of the semester following the final semester of enrollment.
Junior Recitals. Students presenting a junior recital in December
or during the second semester are required to share a program; a maximum
of 35 minutes performing time is allowed for each student. Non-shared
recitals occurring before Thanksgiving or during Winter Term are not
subject to the 35-minute maximum, but may not exceed 70 minutes total
hall time. For the fall semester and for the January Winter Term,
junior recitals are scheduled upon request in the order received,
beginning the previous May. For the spring semester, junior recitals
are scheduled by lottery; requests for spring semester junior recital
dates must be received in the Concert Production Office by 4:30 p.m.
on the last weekday prior to fall break, to be included in the lottery.
Division Recitals. Division and studio recitals may be scheduled
by divisions and studios in Kulas Recital Hall or Warner Concert Hall
at any available time, using the regular weekly sign-up procedure.
Long-term advance scheduling of these events is also possible through
the Concert Production Office.
Recording. All Junior Recitals, all required and non-required
Senior Recitals, and all Honors Recitals will be recorded by the Conservatory
Audio Department. High quality cassette recording units installed
in Kulas Recital Hall and Warner Concert Hall may be used to provide
recordings of performances in division and studio recitals.
Concert Recording. All concerts by Oberlin Conservatory organizations
are recorded. These recordings are available for class work and private
listening, and many are available for purchase through the Conservatory
Audio Department. Oberlin Conservatory reserves the right to use these
recordings to promote the school and raise money for the scholarship
fund. All students who participate in performances and recordings
release Oberlin Conservatory from any obligation, financial or otherwise.
Programs. Printed programs for junior recitals, for required
and non-required senior recitals, and for honors recitals will be
provided by the Conservatory; copy for these programs must be submitted
to the Concert Production Office at least one week before the recital
Programs for division and studio recitals will be typed and copied
by the Applied Studies administrative assistant; these programs must
be submitted at least three working days prior to the recital date.
Other. Ushers and stage crews will be provided for all degree-required
recitals and concerts except division and studio recitals.