Preparing Recital and Concert Programs

New in 2022-23 - All concert and recital programs will be shared with audience members digitally. No paper copies will be provided. Audience members may download programs from our central Concert Programs webpage in advance or when they arrive, and/or view on the TV screens outside the venue up to 20 mins prior to the performance.

Student Recital Programs

Step One: Read the Style Guide

Reading the Style Guide is an important first step!

Step Two: Prepare Your Program According to the Style Guide

Format your program based on the instructions in the Style Guide above so that it appears similar to the following:

Step Three: Add Your Program to the Appropriate Template

Student Recitals
Select the appropriate Microsoft Word template for your program below. Recitalists may also prepare their programs in another word processor of their choice, however they must follow the formatting in the Style Guide above and be submitted as a PDF file.

Please remember to update the footer information for additional acknowledgments (e.g. String Bank loans); see the Style Guide above for reference.

For convenience, templates are available pre-filled with placeholder sample content or without.

Step Four: Submit Your Program

Student Credit Recitals
Visit the Credit Recitals webpage for details on how to submit a PDF version of your program to the appropriate contact (Graduate or Undergraduate offices). Please include your full name in the file name plus the date of your recital (e.g. lastname-firstname-2022-03-28).

Please note that any changes to repertoire will require filling out the recital approval form, and receiving the necessary approvals, all over again. Contact the Undergraduate Assistant ( or the Graduate Student Assistant ( as applicable for further details about changing your program.

Digital copies for audience members will be provided for download via the main Concert Programs webpage ( Electronic copies will be provided directly to your Jurors.

Studio Recital Programs

Instructors are strongly encouraged to share electronic versions with audience members, in keeping with all other concerts and recitals at the Don Wright Faculty of Music. If a PDF version is shared with three business days in advance, digital copies for audience members will be provided for download via the main Concert Programs webpage ( and will also be displayed on the TV screen outside vKH/PDT.

Every effort will be made to add programs sent less than three business days in advance, however due to volume, is not guaranteed. 

If printed copies are required, you may make your own photocopies for distribution to your Studio. 

If a recital program is not submitted in advance, please email a final PDF of the program to for record-keeping. A historical record is kept in the Music Library each year of all recitals.

Ensembles, Special Events, Faculty Concerts, and "Fridays" Concert Programs

Generally, recital program information should be submitted by faculty members (or their TAs) to Rachel Condie electronically two weeks (minimum 8 business days) in advance of the event. This also allows audience members to preview online in advance, and the chance for you to review a proof. If extensive formatting is required (e.g. all large and small ensembles, guest artists, personnel listings, including translations) two weeks is appreciated. Please contact Rachel Condie ( as soon as possible if you are unsure about the program submission process.

For more template designs or any questions about programs at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, please contact the Communications and Marketing Manager (via at least four weeks before your recital or concert.