Concert Production Office

Senior Degree Recitals

You will need to sign up for a recital scheduling appointment – more info will be emailed at a later date with links to appointments. To schedule a degree recital (Senior/MM/AD), please complete the Application for Conservatory Degree Recital form.

It must be approved by your applied faculty and then emailed to

Students may begin reserving recital dates at the following times:

Scheduling Begins Recital Dates
Open now Aug 31-Dec 12, 2023 (Senior/MM/AD Recitals)
Dec 11, 2023 – Lottery appointments via SignUp Genius (12/11/23 -12/15/23), then first come first served. Feb 6-Mar 22, 2024 (Senior/MM/AD Recitals)
Feb 12, 2024 – Lottery appointments via SignUp Genius (2/12/24 -2/16/24), then first come first served. Apr 2-May 10, 2024  (Senior/MM/AD Recitals Only)

Recitals must be scheduled during academic weeks in predesignated slots, beginning at the following times:

  • Tuesdays through Fridays: 4:30 or 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, or 7:30 p.m.

No recitals may be scheduled for Mondays.

Degree recitals may not be scheduled against any conservatory-sponsored event of the same instrument.

Venues available for degree recitals are Kulas and Stull Recital Halls, Warner Concert Hall, Fairchild Chapel, Birenbaum and the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse. (Exception: Finney Chapel may be requested for recitals involving organ.)

If performing a degree recital outside of a conservatory venue (or remotely), the student will be responsible for contacting Concert Production to confirm that the recital was completed in order to receive credit with the registrar.

Cancelation Policy:

§  Due to the large number of performances sponsored by the conservatory each term, it is extremely important that students perform on their assigned dates. All requests to cancel a degree recital require submission of a completed Application for Degree Recital Cancelation with the approval of the appropriate applied faculty. Contact for more info.

Approved Recital Length:

All degree recitals will be given a minimum of 30 minutes for setup. (Exception: organ and percussion)

A maximum of one hour and 30 minutes, including intermission, applause, stage set changes, and music, will be allotted to each senior recital. Approximately 50 minutes of music is recommended for senior recitals in order to allow subsequent recitals to begin on time.

Faculty members will be responsible for the accurate timings of works and are encouraged to assist students in designing programs that will be artistically satisfying while adhering to time constraints.

Students must be registered for private study in the term during which they are to give the senior recital.

NOTE: Students wishing to perform their senior recital after they have completed their main course of study must choose from one of two options:

1.     They may perform during the first two weeks of the following term (without having to be officially enrolled).

2.     If not performing during the first two weeks of the following term, they must enroll for a minimum of two credit hours of applied study in the subsequent term in order to be able to schedule the senior recital.

Students not pursuing degrees in performance or composition may, with the approval of their applied faculty, give a non-required senior recital. (Two previous appearances on departmental/studio recitals or honors recitals are required.)

One month prior to confirmed senior recitals, up to two hours of dress rehearsal may be reserved.

Dress rehearsals are scheduled by emailing It must be approved by the student’s applied faculty (via email).

The conservatory will provide programs for required senior/AD/MM recitals. Refer to the Information about Concert Programs section of this document for more information.

Programs for degree recitals must be emailed to a minimum of two weeks prior to the recital date.

Ushers and stage crew will be provided for degree recitals taking place in Kulas and Stull Recital Halls, Fairchild and Finney Chapels, Birenbaum and Warner Concert Hall. The Cat and the Cream is staffed by the Office of Student Leadership and Involvement. All other venues will be unsupported.

Any special instrumental or staging needs should be discussed with Concert Production staff as soon as possible after the recital is confirmed.

Conservatory Audio Services will provide, as a matter of course, audio recording of degree recitals. In addition, live streaming will be provided in Kulas and Stull Recital Halls, Warner Concert Hall, the Cat in the Cream, Birenbaum, and Finney and Fairchild Chapels. Although both recording and live streaming are the assumption for degree recitals, students retain the right to opt out of these services.

For more information or for other audio support, contact:
Audio Services
440.775.8272 | Robertson 129