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The Tuesday Morning Recital is a performance opportunity for all undergraduate and graduate music majors. Recitals are held on Tuesdays at 11:00 am and some rare Fridays at 11:00 am at the end of semesters. All BA, BME, BM Performance, and MM Performance students enrolled in lessons must perform a solo on TMR once a semester. (A student can substitute with a solo performance in a Studio Recital, Half/Full/Graduate Recital, or other performances of a solo as defined above.)
Students must sign up for their preferred recital date and send their program information. Deadline to sign up for a TMR slot:
Fall 2023 TMR Dates (tentative)
|August 29||Dr. Nick Balla & Stage Deportment|
|September 5||Mimi Zhang & Dr. David Mach Presentation|
|September 12||Sustainable Performance - Mimi Zhang|
|September 19||General Recital (open to all music students)|
|September 26||General Recital (open to all music students)|
|October 24||General Recital (open to all music students)|
|November 28||General Recital (open to all students)|
|December 5||General Recital (open to all students)|
Students that wish to schedule a degree recital (half/full/graduate) or a non-degree required recital (half/full/graduate) will need the below links to complete this process. Consult the Availability Calendar for available dates. To request dates, fill out the Recital Date Request Form with your top THREE preferred dates. The publicity form should be completed no later than FOUR weeks prior to your recital. This will include sending your completed recital program that should be formatted from the Recital Program Template.
Important dates for scheduling recitals:
Any recitals attempted to be scheduled after these dates cannot be guaranteed.
At the end of each semester, students taking lessons will perform a jury for their area faculty. Below you will find more information about jury dates as well as important links for juries.
Fall 2023 Jury Information
Many students require the services of a collaborative pianist during their time as a student. All students working with a collaborative pianist MUST sign the Collaborative Pianist Contract below. Instrumental students need to request a pianist as soon as they know they will need one (TMR, half/full recital, jury, competition) to ensure one is assigned. The request must be made by using the Collaborative Pianist Request Form below. Vocal students will have a pianist assigned to them at the beginning of each semester.
Every April the Department of Music celebrates its talented students at the Convocation of Scholars Music Honors Recital. The evening features performances by students who are selected by audition as well as our newest scholarship and award winners.
2024 Audition Date: Friday, March 15
Application Form (Deadline March 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm)
Keyboard Area Guidelines
String Area Guidelines
Music Education majors can elect to take the Speech Proficiency Exam in place of Oral Communication (COMS 1203). If you choose to do that, the below guidelines that will apply to pass your proficiency.
No less than 5 minutes, no more than 7 minutes. Exam will be timed, and exact speech time will be recorded on the evaluation form. Missing the time parameters will result in failure of the exam, no exceptions. Please practice the speech several times to work on timing and to sort out logistics and technological demands.
The explanation of a musical concept, or the step-by-step demonstration of a musical process. Many possible topics exist, but some examples include:
Note: The speech topic must be approved prior to the exam date! Once a topic has been chosen, contact the exam supervisor, Dr. Bruce Faske to submit your topic and schedule the exam date. Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, exams may take place on a Zoom call. In the event of a Zoom based Speech Proficiency, Dr. Faske will provide the student with a Zoom link. All Speech Proficiency Exam considerations apply in either setting!
To be successful, students must: