Credit Recitals

Requirements

Undergraduate

Credit Recitals (3926, 4926, 4927, 4928) are required in the third and fourth years of the Performance program, in third year of the Music Performance Diploma program, and in the One-Year Artist Diploma program.

Credit Recital programs must be approved by the student's instructor. Detailed program requirements should be obtained from the appropriate Division Coordinator. Repertoire which has been studied, coached or performed in a Music Performance Studies Department credit course (other than instrumental/vocal studio lessons) is ineligible for inclusion on student credit recitals. This includes but is not limited to Chamber Music Ensembles and Collaborative Musicianship courses.

Additional requirements can be found within the Jury Requirements for some instruments.

Graduate
 - MMus
Students registered in Solo Performance must present one or two public recitals (depending on the program option chosen), consisting of approximately fifty to sixty minutes of music. For students registered in Accompanying and Chamber Music, two public recitals, each consisting of approximately fifty to sixty minutes of music, are required. One recital should be devoted to the accompanying of a soloist, and the second must include chamber music.

Each recital should include works representative of a number of genres, styles, and historical periods. A ten-minute intermission is optional in Graduate recitals. At least one of the recitals must include a contemporary work composed within the past fifty years. Memorization is optional for the contemporary work. In addition, the Graduate recital programs (except for piano, solo or collaborative), considered together, may contain no more than 30 minutes of:

  • Chamber music not being performed on a recital for chamber music credit (A single chamber work of more than thirty minutes requires special permission of the Division Co-ordinator and Department Chair); or
  • Jazz (Winds, Brass, Percussion only and on one recital only); or
  • Performance on historical instrument (except for majors on a historical instrument)

Repertoire which has been studied, coached or performed in a Music Performance Studies Department credit course (other than instrumental/vocal studio lessons) is ineligible for inclusion on student credit recitals. This includes but is not limited to Chamber Music Ensembles and Collaborative Musicianship courses.

pdf icon Master's Voice Recital Guidelines (342KB)

Graduate - DMA
The successful completion of four performance events is required for the DMA program, scheduled on average one per year. These program milestones may include: solo recitals, chamber music recitals, lecture recitals, as well as concerto performances and opera roles.

Students must submit a proposal for each performance event to their DMA Advisory Committee for approval well in advance. The proposal will include the type of event, the repertoire and timings (if applicable), as well as a proposed date, time, and venue. Students are responsible for arranging for the participation of other musicians if required. They must also ensure that each event is recorded. Each recital must offer 50 to 60 min. of music. Students may take a maximum of 10 min. intermission if desired.

Each performance event is adjudicated by a jury of three: the two Performance members of the student’s Advisory Committee and one other Performance faculty member appointed by the appropriate Division Coordinator in the Department of Music Performance Studies. A note is added to the student’s academic record when each program milestone has been completed.

Responsibilities of the DMA student:

  • Consult with his/her performance teacher first and then with the second Performance member of the Advisory Committee in planning the program of each performance event
  • Book the venue (for von Kuster Hall, Studio 242 or Paul Davenport Theatre, contact Concert Manager Lou D’Alton)
  • Arrange for a recording of the performance (for performances held at the Faculty of Music buildings, contact Mike Godwin)
  • Submit the DMA Performance Event Approval form to his/her Advisory Committee (all 3 members) well in advance of the proposed event
  • Submit the signed form to the Graduate Program Assistant (Audrey Yardley-Jones) 6 weeks prior to the event. If the event is a recital, make sure to attach a program and a recent biography that can be printed along with the program.

Booking Your Recital

BOOKING CREDIT RECITALS, 2017-2018
All bookings must be done in TC 21.

  1. Bookings for credit recitals will begin in early October. Students are encouraged to consider recital times prior to Reading Week, when demand will be less heavy. Important: Any recitals scheduled for alternate performance spaces such as classrooms or off-campus must also be reported to the concert manager so that they are included in the master schedule.
  2. Chamber Music groups may book times through the end of October, but are encouraged to book prior to Reading Week, as that way their entire group will have committed to their chamber recital before booking their individual recitals. Credit recital booking will begin in early October. Graduate students will be allotted 3 specific dates for bookings, followed by 3 more dates for undergraduates in their graduating year, and a final three dates for all remaining undergraduate students
  3. Please note that as of the 2015 academic year all undergraduate recitals with the exception of keyboard, will take place in Studio 242 (Music Building). Keyboard students, and graduate students in performance will be scheduled in von Kuster Hall. Students, in consultation with their studio teachers and accompanists, should develop a list of preferred dates and times prior to booking their recital time. Note that there are 12:30 p.m. (normally for 3rd year recitals only as they are limited to a max of 60 min inclusive) 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. bookings available on weekdays, and noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. times available on weekends.

Receptions & von Kuster Hall Policy

Receptions following recitals are not allowed in the Music Building or Talbot College. Click here to read the von Kuster Hall Policy.

Forms

**Please see the next section for information on preparing your recital programs to accompany these forms.**

Undergraduate Recital Approval Form (DOC, 140KB) (Due one month before the recital)

 MMus Recital Approval Form (DOC, 99KB) (Due six weeks before the recital)

 DMA Performance Event Approval Form (DOC, 78KB) (Due six weeks before the recital)

pdf icon Request for Recording (PDF, 72KB) (Due two weeks before the recital)

Please note, if a credit recital takes place without the studio teacher having signed the Recital Approval Form, the recital mark will be withheld from the Registrar until the student has completed the approval procedure. Students who fail to meet the posted deadlines for submitting approval may lose their booking for the Recital Hall, and the availability of jurors for the proposed date will not be guaranteed. If any changes are made after approval, the form must be re-submitted to and re-approved by all of the initial parties.

Recital Program Approval & Printing

It is the student's responsibility to visit the How To Prepare Printed Programs page and prepare their program accordingly.

Email formatted programs (pdf) to:
Undergraduate: Undergraduate Assistant dwfom-mps-dept@uwo.ca
Deadline for undergraduate students: within a week of handing in your Recital Approval Form and at least three weeks prior to your recital. 
Graduate:  Audrey Yardley-Jones ayardley@uwo.ca

Grading of Credit Recitals

Undergraduate
Effective September 2007, Performance Department recitals 3926, 4926, 4927 and 4928 will be examined with the following guidelines:  two jurors (probably faculty members of your Division, and one of whom will be the studio teacher) attending the recital.  The two jury members will give individual marks (each counting 50% of the final grade for 3926, 4926, 4927 and 4928) as well as written comments.

The two juror’s reports are due to be submitted to the MPS Office one week following the recital. If anyone wishes to write a lengthier and more detailed recital report, they may do so and hand it directly to the student, but copies of longer reports are not needed in the Performance Office (just the brief report with the grade).

Graduate - MMus
Jurors (normally a voting Chair and one other, not including the studio teacher and depending on the instrument) are assigned by the Division Co-ordinators of the Music Performance Studies Department on behalf of the Graduate Committee. Recitals are marked as Acceptable with Distinction, Acceptable, or Not Acceptable and this decision is emailed to the student by the Graduate Program Assistant. A note is added to the student's academic record indicating that this milestone has been met. If the recital is judged unacceptable, a student will be allowed to repeat it, with the same jury if possible.

Third attempts will be allowed only with the permission of the Graduate Committee.

Graduate - DMA
Each performance event is adjudicated by a jury of three: the two Performance members of the student’s Advisory Committee and one other Performance faculty member appointed by the appropriate Division Coordinator in the Department of Music Performance Studies. A note is added to the student’s academic record when each program milestone has been completed.