recital performance is an important step toward earning a music degree at
Benedictine University, and is required for Bachelor of Arts in Music and
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education students, and for those minoring in music.
Preparation for a recital includes enrollment in a semester-long course in
which a student works one-on-one with an applied music instructor to develop
and refine a solo performance program.
As scheduling permits, recitals will
take place in the 130-seat Scholl Recital Hall, Room 101. The Department of
Music will produce a printed program for each recital, based on copy developed
by the student and his or her instructor. If scheduled early enough in the
semester, the student's recital date will be included in the Department of
Music flyer advertising upcoming concerts and programs.
The instructor and the department chair review a student's progress
and proficiency, and together determine the student's readiness for a
junior or senior recital. Eligibility to
begin the recital process and enroll in MUSI 250 or MUSI 350—the junior
senior recital preparation courses—includes a successful jury
during the prior semester.
The instructor chooses the pieces to be performed. A junior recital should be 30 minutes in
length, and a senior recital should be 60 minutes in length, including a 10-minute
intermission (50 minutes of music).
Recital Planning Process
- The instructor contacts the department
chair to choose a date for the recital. Timing: At least six weeks in advance of
the recital date.
instructor sends an electronic version of the copy for the printed program to
the Department Chair for review. Once it is approved, the office assistant will
complete the program layout and printing. Timing: Copy for the printed program must be
finalized and approved by the department chair at least one week prior to the
Program copy should
be prepared as a word processing document without advanced formatting and
textboxes, and must be thoroughly edited and proofread for errors, with special
attention to composers' names, foreign words, and accent marks. The Department
of Music office is not responsible for correcting errors or omissions.
Program copy must
include the following:
student's full name (as it should appear in the printed program)
date and time of the recital
student's degree program for which the recital is required (i.e. Bachelor of
Arts in Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music Education or minor in music)
recital level (i.e. junior or senior)
- instrument/vocal range
name (as it should appear in the printed program)
of the pieces in the order which they will be performed
names and birth/death dates
vocalists, translations of non-English text (up to 2 double sided 8½ x 11
sheets) will be printed to accompany the recital program. Translations should
be submitted for review along with the program copy.