Recital Types & Eligibility
Degree Recitals: Undergraduate students may present a maximum of one degree recital per academic year. Master and Specialist students may present a maximum of one degree recital per semester. DMA and Collaborative Piano MM students may present up to two degree recitals per semester. Exceptions may be made for students pursuing two different SMTD degrees.
Recitals that qualify as a "Degree Recital" are:
Non-Degree Recitals: are booked only as space is available. A maximum of one non-degree recital may be booked per student per academic year.
Recitals that qualify as a "Non-Degree Recital" are:
SMTD Venue Availability
Watkins Lecture Hall and Hankinson Rehearsal Hall are available on an as needed basis. Hankinson requires a minimum one hour for set-up prior to recital start time and the entire recital reservation must have a minimum of three hours in the hall. Non-degree recitals requesting Hankinson Rehearsal Hall are subject to a $100 fee. If a recital is cancelled less than seven days prior to the performance, this fee is forfeited. Please contact the Scheduling Office for more information.
Please note restrictions for the following venues:
Stamps and Cady Room: No school owned classical percussion, harpsichord, portative organ, or harp are to be used in these spaces. Personally owned instruments may be used if transported and removed within set-up and tear-down times. Not ideal for orchestral use.
Britton Recital Hall and Watkins Lecture Hall: No school owned percussion. Not ideal for orchestral use. Must contact SMTD IT if intending to use technology (projection, audio equipment, etc) for orientation with equipment.
Students reserving an SMTD venue must select an approved recital time as listed below. Please consider this chart carefully when planning your recital Students giving a 90 minute recital should select one of the starred times. Start times vary based on venue and day of week. Start times may not be altered.
|Monday||8:00 PM*||7:30 PM*||8:00 PM*||NA|
|Tuesday||8:00 PM*||7:30 PM*||8:00 PM*||NA|
|Wednesday||8:00 PM*||7:30 PM*||8:00 PM*||NA|
|7:30 PM*||8:00 PM*||NA|
|7:30 PM*||8:00 PM*||8:00 PM*|
Reservation: You will have the hall for one hour prior to your recital start time for set-up. You will have a half-hour after the end of your recital to vacate the hall. Please refer to the Student Recital Guide for detailed times.
Length: Recitals are not to exceed 60 minutes of music, including encore, with the exception of the recital times indicated by *. Students required to present a 60-90 minute recital should elect an above recital time indicated by *
Dress Rehearsals: One dress rehearsal in the performance hall may be scheduled per recital. Dress rehearsals are two hours long and are inclusive of set-up/tear-down needs. Available rehearsal times are listed on the SMTD Scheduling System (U-M login required). If you do not schedule a dress rehearsal at the time you book your recital, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the available dress rehearsal slot you'd like to claim.
Restricted Days: Study days, exam days and University observed holiday breaks are not available for recital scheduling. This includes:
Off-Site Recitals: Students may elect to present a recital at a non-SMTD venue. Recital booking and start times are handled on your own in collaboration with the venue. A list of non-SMTD locations frequently used for recitals is available online.
Cancellation Policy: Students are allowed to reschedule their recital as needed until the add/drop deadline (Fall 2017: September 25, 2017 / Winter 2018: TBD). After this point, any student cancelling a recital will not be allowed to reschedule in any SMTD venue performance space for the remainder of the semester. Exceptions may be made for injury/illness (doctor's note required) or family emergencies.
To cancel your recital after the deadline, please complete a Recital Cancellation Form. Hard copy forms are also available from the Scheduling Office (room 2258 Moore) or from Erin Burris via email (email@example.com).
When to Book Your Events
Non-Degree Recitals: may be booked a maximum of six weeks in advance.
DO NOT submit multiple requests for the same recital. ALL iterations of multiple requests will be denied.
How to Book Your Recital
All student recitals are booked online through the SMTD Scheduling System. (U-M login required).
Your reservation is not confirmed until your studio professor approves your recital date. Unconfirmed recitals which remain pending for more than one week may be canceled and you will have to begin the reservation process from the beginning.
Please note that the times listed on the scheduling site are the Recital Slots, not your recital start and end times! See Standard Recital Times & Lengths.
Please make note of your selected date and time in your calendar.
ALL degree recitals must have an official SMTD program for your student file. Program information is due TWO WEEKS before your recital.
If your program information is not turned in on time, you will have to create your own program to hand out at your recital. Late program information can be submitted after your recital for your official program.
How to Enter your Program Information
Official student programs do not include thank-you notes, tributes, program notes, or text and translations.
Editing, Printing and Publicity
After your information has been submitted, you will receive an e-mail notification that your program is ready for editing. Proofs may be picked up outside room 2309 Moore. Corrections must be legible and made directly on the program proof in RED ink. Return the proof no later than seven days before your recital with both your signature and your professor's signature.
All students receive 50 copies of their program. If you would like additional copies, you may request a PDF copy of your program. You will NOT be notified when programs arrive. Programs typically arrive 2-3 business days after your proof is returned, and may be picked up outside room 2309 Moore. Please sign the log when you pick up your programs.
Student recitals will be publicized on the website after your proof is returned. A copy of your program will also be posted in the glass display cases.
Students will receive instructions on how to upload an image for publicity after the student's program information has been added.
Accompanists: The accompanist application is completed online here.
Recital Hearings: Recital hearings are scheduled through your department. Unless directed otherwise, you do not need to reserve a space for this. If you are required to perform a recital hearing, do not return your signed program proof until after your panel has approved your recital.
Recording your Recital: The School of Music, Theatre & Dance does not record student recitals or endorse any private recording technicians. You are allowed to hire someone to make audio and/or visual recordings of your recital. Recording equipment is available for checkout.
Receptions: There is usually one table set up in or around the other SMTD performance venues. After your recital, you must clean up, return the reception table to where you found it, and empty all trash cans. Extra liners are available in the bottom of every trash can.
Please note that alcoholic beverages are prohibited on University grounds.
If you require any of the following special equipment for your recital, you must notify the appropriate SMTD faculty or staff no later than four weeks prior to your event.
Please note that certain special equipment may not be available in all recital spaces.
Paul Feeny: Ensembles Manager. Room 1314 Moore. firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Arnett: Recording Engineer. Room 1260 Moore. email@example.com
Professor Robert Grijalva: Piano Technology. Room 1245 Moore. firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Joseph Gascho: Harpsichord. email@example.com
Students who wish to use a harpsichord must also complete the online request form.
Jonathan Smith: Classical Percussion Coordinator. firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Michael Gould: Jazz Drums. email@example.com
Harpsichords and certain percussion equipment cannot be moved to Stamps Auditorium, Britton Recital Hall, or the Cady Room. Contact the appropriate professor before you set your program.
Please be specific when requesting equipment, and note the date, time and location of your recital in your request.
Scheduling: Erin Burris
Moore Building, Room 2258
Programs & Piano Keys: Tom Erickson
Moore Building, Room 2309
Facilities: Mary Alice Wiland (trash, tables, heat & cooling, water leaks)
Moore Building, Room 2309
Accompanists: Lydia Qiu
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