Junior and Senior Recitals

Half-hour (Junior) and hour (Senior) Recitals may be scheduled at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Satur­days and Sundays, provided another major event is not scheduled on the same day. Common Time may be used for Junior Recitals. This includes times when the major event is in another venue. For example, if an ensemble concert is scheduled on a given Saturday, no staff (and possibly equipment, particularly percussion) will be available to support student recitals on that day.

Every effort will be made to provide a stage manager for all recitals that are scheduled before the beginning of the term. Junior and Senior recitals will be included on the Music Department web page/events calendar.

Junior and Senior Recitals will be scheduled only after the Performing Activities Coordinator con­firms that the instructor has approved the performance. Applebaum Recital Hall is the venue for Junior and Senior recitals. For such recitals the department will print programs, provided all required information is received no later than two weeks before the recital. Programs will not include texts, translations, or program notes. Students who wish to have such texts, translations, etc., may submit copy-ready notes no later than one week prior to the recital.

If requested by the instructor, the PAC will have an audio recording made of the recital. The recording will be archived. However, posters and other publicity are the responsibility of the performer(s). The PAC will include the event on the department web calendar. Receptions for student recitals are also the responsibility of the performer(s).

General Recital Policies and Guidelines

Anyone giving a recital, (Faculty, Student, Common Time, Chamber Music, Class) during the academic year must send an event request to PAC at least one term in advance. Working through and with the PAC office will ensure that the performance is properly scheduled, promoted, managed and recorded.

The Department will not honor “last minute” requests for recital scheduling, even if performance space happens to be open on the requested day. Such requests not only place an undue burden on the PAC office and staff, they also hamper the rehearsal and logistics sched­ules for other groups and performers.

If possible, student recitals should take place before May to avoid an overcrowded Spring term schedule.

Pre-recital rehearsals must be scheduled through the PAC office; please have your students plan their rehearsals well in advance in order to ensure both access and set up (e.g., piano logistics, etc.).

Honors in Music Performance

In the spring term of each year, the full-time faculty of the Department will consider awarding Honors in Music Performance to any deserving senior(s). All applied faculty members are invited to submit the name(s) of student(s) whom they think are deserving of this honor.

Awards are traditionally granted on the basis of a long-standing involvement with music making at Carleton, rather than on the basis of a single recital or performance. Honors in Music Performance need not be awarded every year. Nominations should remain confidential; it is not appropriate to inform a student that she or he is being nomi­nated for consideration of this award.

Please submit any names (along with as much specific information on public performances, awards won, etc. as possible) to the Honors in Music Performance Coordinator by April 15.