Student Recital Info

Recital Program and Promotional Guidelines 

  1. Use the Student Recital Program Template (under the PDF section to the right) to create your program. Please refer to the Sample Recital Program PDF and Recital Program Style Sheet PDF for formatting questions.
  2. Print copies of your program, double-sided to include the accessibility statement on the back, on a cream/beige color to stay consistent with all other programs. Copies of your program can be left on a stand outside of your recital venue.
  3. The week of your recital, email a copy to for archival  purposes and for the FAB lobby display case (if applicable).
  4. If you would like to create a slide to promote your recital on the SMC or FAB lobby screens and online calendar, please follow these guidelines (if you do not submit a slide, a generic one will not be made for you): 
    1. Size for TVs - 1920x1080 pixels; PNG format
    2. Size for calendar - 956x620 pixels; PNG format
    3. Submit two images (sized for tv AND calendar) to Joanna Griffith ( Screens are changed once a week on Fridays. Please send your image by 10am on the Thursday prior to when you would like it to be advertised. Please include the date, time, location, and name of your collaborative pianist (if applicable) on your slide.
    4. Please name your files using the following format:
      1.1.23 John Smith TV
      1.1.23 John Smith Calendar

Recital Scheduling and Reservations

All student recitals must be requested by the applied music faculty member through the EMS calendaring system.  Paper forms are no longer in use.

Standard Recital Times (no deviations allowed):

Student Recitals: 
12:30 pm (weekend only) 
2:00 pm (weekend only) 
3:30 pm (weekend only) 
7:00 pm 
8:30 pm 

Recital Scheduling

1. Non-percussion recitals are allowed time in the performance space 30 minutes prior to recital time and one hour after recital start.  I.e. a 2:00 pm recital would be reserved from 1:30-3:00 pm so there is sufficient time for the next recital to prepare. One week before the recital, if the room is still available, the reservation can be extended per email request to Susan Worstell, Percussion recitals are allowed 2 hours in the hall prior to the recital starting for setup. It is recommended that percussion recitals start at 12:30, or 7:00 to allow for this extra time.

2. To see all events scheduled in either recital hall or off campus – choose the views setting in EMS.  Instructions are included in the tutorial found at EMS Calendar Tutorial, around 5:15 marker. 

3. There is a maximum of 5 recitals per day in order to allow for sufficient staff support.

When can you start scheduling recitals? 

2023-2024 academic year 

Faculty, guest (if approved), and studio recitals: April 3, 2023

Fall 23 Student degree recitals: August 28, 2023 

Fall 23 Student non-degree recitals: September 18, 2023 

Spring 24 Student degree recitals: October 2, 2023

Spring 24 Student non-degree recitals: October 16, 2023

Last day for recitals is the Sunday before the last day of class


2024-2025 academic year 

Faculty, guest (if approved), and studio recitals: April 1, 2024

Fall 24 Student degree recitals: August 26, 2024

Fall 24 Student non-degree recitals: September 9, 2024 

Spring 25 Student degree recitals: October 7, 2024

Spring 25 Student non-degree recitals: October 21, 2024

Last day for recitals is the Sunday before the last day of class

2025-2026 academic year  

Faculty, guest (if approved), and studio recitals: First Monday in April, April 7, 2025 
Fall 25 Student degree recitals: August 25, 2025 
Fall 25 Student non-degree recitals: September 8, 2025 
Spring 26 Student degree recitals: October 6, 2025 
Spring 26 Student non-degree recitals: October 20, 2025 
Recitals are not held during Thanksgiving Break, starting 5 pm Nov. 21 through Monday morning, Dec. 1 

Last day for recitals is the Sunday before the last day of class