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A 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