Minimum Degree Performance Requirements
(half recital: 25-35 minutes of music; full recital: 50-60 minutes of music)
This form should be used by:
- B.M. majors
- Music majors that have successfully petitioned to perform a half or full recital
B.A. majors that have not petitioned to perform a half or full recital should see Lisa Hill to schedule a departmental recital performance.
Jemison Auditorium will be the venue for all degree recitals. Organ recitals are the only exception: they may be held in Gray Chapel or a local church. If in a local church, the location must must be approved by the department chair.
No student recitals will be scheduled during the last week of classes. Standard recital times are Sundays at 3:15 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. However, the faculty will consider special requests for other times. Please submit any requests to the main office in writing or via email to Lisa Hill before completing the Degree Recital Scheduling Form. Please verify accompanist availability before submitting a Degree Recital Scheduling Form. Do not list a specially requested time on the Degree Recital Scheduling Form until it has been approved.
Submission of Program Information
Program and publicity information is due one month before the recital date. If this deadline is missed, the student will be responsible for any publicity and must announce the program from the stage.
The music department does not record recitals. Students may record recitals themselves or arrange for a professional recording. Christopher Breck of Amerisound offers a special rate to OWU music students:
Recital Scheduling Form "see Lisa Hill in the department office"
B.M. Performance Major
- Must give a solo performance on a recital once during the freshman year.
- Must give two performances on recitals in each of the sophomore, junior, and senior years.
- Chamber ensemble performances (one per year) may fulfill this “Student Recital” requirement for instrumental and keyboard majors, at the discretion of the full faculty. Performances on Composition recitals do not fulfill this requirement.
- May give a half Junior Recital at the discretion of the studio teacher. May petition the full music faculty to give a full Junior Recital. (At the discretion of the studio instructor, petitioned recitals may be graded—See Petitions)
- Must give full Senior Recital, which will be graded.
B.M. Music Composition Major
- Expected to present at least one new work on each semester’s Composition Recital (also functions as the jury performance) while in residence.
- Must present a full Senior Recital of original compositions. This recital will be graded.
B.M. Music Education Major
- Must give one solo performance on a recital in each of the sophomore, junior, and senior years. Performances on Composition recitals do not fulfill this requirement.
- Must perform a half Senior Recital no later than the semester preceding the student teaching experience.
B.A. in Music Major
- Must give a solo performance on one recital in each of the sophomore and junior years. Performances on Composition recitals do not fulfill this requirement.
- Must give a solo performance with a minimum of fifteen minutes of music on a recital during the senior year. Such recitals will be considered a “Student Recital.” B.A. majors, in consultation with their applied teachers, are encouraged to petition to perform a half or full Senior Recital.
- Must give a minimum ten minute recital performance during both the junior and senior years.
Note: All fields are required. This form is due two weeks prior to the end of classes in the term preceding that in which the recital is to be given.