Recital Procedures

Below are the steps and instructions for putting on a music degree recital:

Plan Your Recital
Schedule Your Recital
Information & Arrangements Form

Pre-Recital Hearing
Dress Rehearsal
Publicize Your Recital
Print Recital Program
Recital Evaluation 
Recital Fee

Plan Your Recital
All recitals and pre-recital hearings are expected to take place in the UO School of Music and Dance facilities. Permission to give degree recitals off campus must be obtained from the Director of Undergraduate/Graduate Studies prior to the scheduling of the event. Students must be enrolled in applied lessons during the term of the recital (see undergraduate/graduate policies and procedures for specific regulations).

Possible Recital Locations:
Juniors: Tykeson Rehearsal Space; FMB 163; FMB 190; FMB 178; Collier House 101; Beall Hall in fall (all weeks), winter (all weeks), and spring (weeks 1-4 only)
Seniors and Graduate Students: Tykeson Rehearsal Space; FMB 163; FMB 190; FMB 178; Collier House 101; Beall Hall

Work with your studio instructor to determine your repertoire and committee. The committee members will be from the student’s major performance area, including the student’s instructor, who serves as the chair. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate/Graduate Studies. The committee will evaluate both the pre-recital hearing and the recital. The pre-recital hearing will be held at least three weeks prior to the planned recital date and will consist of a performance of all, or a representative portion of, the music for the recital.

Schedule Your Recital
There are three components to your recital: pre-recital hearing, dress rehearsal, and recital. Your pre-recital hearing must occur no sooner than 3 weeks prior to your recital. If the pre-recital hearing is to be held somewhere other than your studio instructor’s office, reserve a performance space with SOMDscheduling@uoregon.edu. Students must indicate the date of the pre-recital hearing on the Recital Scheduling Form. 

1.    Research two possible recital dates and dress rehearsal dates for your selected venue and confirm your committee members’ availability. 

Make sure to check openings in the SOMD recital venue calendars. The Beall Hall calendar can be found here HERE and the information to all other recital locations can be found on the desktop computer located outside the Faculty and Staff work room, room 121J. Please ensure that your timeline accords with the music undergraduate/graduate policies and procedures. 

All degree recitals will be evaluated by three music faculty members. The committee members will be from your major performance area, including your instructor, who serves as the chair. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate/Graduate Studies. The committee will evaluate both the pre-recital hearing and the recital. The pre-recital hearing will be held at least three weeks prior to the planned recital date and will consist of a performance of all, or a representative portion of, the music for the recital. 

2.    Email the Undergraduate/Graduate Office with a request to initiate the Recital Scheduling DocHub, once your recital dates, venue, and committee has been selected. In your email, include the names of your committee members.

3.    You will receive a DocHub email, which will prompt you to complete a digital version of the Recital Scheduling Form. The form will automatically be sent to the appropriate faculty and administrative staff. After final review by the Undergraduate/Graduate Office, you will receive your finalized form. Follow the instructions in your confirmation email to complete the Information & Arrangements Form

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Information and Arrangements Form
The Information and Arrangements Form must be completed upon receipt of your finalized Recital Scheduling Form. Here you’ll submit information about stage plan, instrument and equipment needs, audio recording, and live streaming.
a.    Audio Recording and Live-Streaming

On the Information and Arrangements Form, confirm whether your recital is to be recorded by checking the “Yes” or “No” option.

The following degree recitals must be recorded: Doctoral, Master’s, Senior, Senior Project.

The following recitals are not recorded (unless requested by the student for an additional fee): Junior, optional recitals, recitals outside of the music building.

Degree recitals are audio-recorded and a URL link will be provided for 30 days after the recital for download. (fee included in recital fee). Events in Beall Concert Hall which are live-streamed will include a digital copy, also available for the performer to download up to 30 days. All additional fees are located on the Information and Arrangements Form.

The Pre-Recital Hearing 
Create your recital program.
Using the appropriate Recital Program Template, customize a program for your recital. Committee approval of the recital program will take place during the pre-recital hearing.

Pass your Pre-Recital Hearing
On the day of your pre-recital hearing, your committee chair will be provided with a pre-recital hearing evaluation form. After this form has been submitted to the Undergraduate/Graduate Office, you will be notified of the results. If you do not pass your pre-recital hearing, the Undergraduate/Graduate Office will notify SOMD Productions and your recital date will be released from the venue calendar. To reschedule your recital, please complete a new Recital Scheduling Form.

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Dress Rehearsal
If time permits, up to two hours of rehearsal time may be scheduled in Beall Concert Hall or another designated room. Dress rehearsals are scheduled when completing the Recital Scheduling Form (see Schedule Your Recital).

Publicize Your Recital
Upon completion of Pre-Recital Hearing

Please submit your event information to the UO Events Calendar by clicking on "Submit an event."

Please note that events information will not go live until the pre-recital hearing has been approved by your recital committee and the appropriate paperwork has been processed by the Graduate/Undergraduate Office.

  • Be sure to provide the location, date, and time of day.
  • Please use the following format for the title of your event: e.g. Senior Recital: Name, Instrument
  • In the “Department” field select “School of Music and Dance.” This will ensure your recital automatically feeds through to the SOMD Events Calendar, AND that your recital is seen by the moderator.
  • Although it is not required, it’s also helpful if you upload an eye-catching photo. The size limit for photo files is 5 MB.

Print Recital Program
Week of the recital

Students are responsible for printing their own programs. After your program has been approved by your recital committee, print copies of your program for the recital. For information about printing and copying, please see the All Students Info page.

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Recital Evaluation
On the day of your recital, the Undergraduate/Graduate music office will initiate a recital evaluation form via DocHub. You will be notified that you have passed your recital once the Undergraduate/Graduate office receives the signed DocHub from your committee.

Recital Fee
Fees are required for all senior and degree recitals and may apply for other types of recitals. For more information, please see Fees (Non-Course Related). Applicable recital fees will be calculated based on information entered on the Information and Arrangements Form.

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