Recital Scheduling Policies
(pending availability on the Astra calendar)
- 11:30 am recital, 11:00 am set up/ 1:00 pm out of hall
- 1:30 pm recital, 1:00 set up/3:00 out of hall
- 3:30 pm recital, 3:00 set up/ 5:00 out of hall
- 5:30 pm recital, 5:00 set up/7:00 out of hall
- 7:30 pm recital, 7:00 set up/9:00 out of hall
- 3 pm Recital, 1:00 pm set up/5:30 out of hall
- 7:30 pm recital, 5:30 set up/10 out of hall
- 3 pm Concert, 12 pm set up/5:30 out of hall
- 7:30 Concert, 5:30 pm set up/10:30 out of hall
No off-campus venues will be allowed for recitals.
Student Recitals and all Studio Recitals and Master Classes will be held in the Student Recital Hall, Choral Room, Large or Small Ensemble Rooms, or 2-VOX, the 60-seat Classroom.
Faculty Recitals and events will be held in the Concert Hall or the Student Recital Hall, as well as other venues as needed. Please see Room Scheduling for more information.
Student Recitals: Student dress rehearsals can only be scheduled three weeks prior to the recital date. Pianists and Student Conductors may have 5 hours of rehearsal if available, all other students are limited two hours rehearsal pending availability. No dress rehearsals can be scheduled for studio recitals; please use your seminar time.
Major Ensembles: Major Ensembles are entitled to two dress rehearsals in the venue. One dress rehearsal must be during normal class time and one rehearsal may be outside of class time. Collaborative concerts involving more than one major ensemble may schedule two rehearsals outside of class time in the venue.
Faculty and Guest Events: Faculty are entitled to one, two-hour dress rehearsal. Dress rehearsals may be requested at the time their event is scheduled if the prime recital times are avoided (1 pm-5 p.m. on weekends and 5:30-10:30 pm every week day). Three weeks prior to the event, ANY available time may be reserved for a faculty dress rehearsal.
Keyboard faculty may request two additional hours of rehearsal in the Concert Hall as available.
- DMA committees require five* members of the Graduate Faculty, four of whom must be regular members (tenured and tenure-track faculty members). MA committees require three members of the Graduate Faculty, two of whom must be regular members (tenured and tenure-track faculty). Graduate recital committees must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies before the recital is scheduled. If you have questions about committee selection please see your faculty advisor. *Effective Spring 2022, a minimum of FOUR faculty members evaluate the exam. The School of Music faculty will vote to officially ratify this policy in the latter half of the semester.
- Undergraduate recital committees must have three members.
- Committee Approval: The form will automatically be sent to the primary advisor and the committee for approval. Graduate committee members must also be authorized by the Director of Graduate Studies, who will be automatically notified when the event is scheduled. Please see Committees under Recital Scheduling Policies for more information. Optional recitals simply require the primary advisor’s approval. The music scheduler will contact the student if there are any problems with the committee.
- See Recital Requirements under each major area for policies concerning the undergraduate and graduate committee.
- See How to Schedule a Student Recital for information on how to schedule the recital once a committee has been selected.
- After the recital, the committee will complete the Recital Report Workflow form. The recital program will be attached by the student to begin this process.
- Students approved by a primary advisor to use a major ensemble concert, opera or concerto as a degree recital must also select a committee using the Student Recital Form and adhere to degree recital policy under Deadlines.
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Post-recital reception space is available in the student common area. The space is subject to first-come, first serve usage and may not be reserved. Students must ensure that that all trash is disposed of after the reception and the area is left clean. No food or drink is allowed in the recital halls and classrooms.
Students are responsible for creating their own programs and all printing costs. Programs must fit the University of Iowa requirements. Sample programs
Following the recital, the program pdf must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in order for the committee to assign a grade for the recital.
Faculty events are provided with official University of Iowa School of Music Programs, free of charge .
Programs are NOT provided for Studio Recitals and Master Classes.
After scheduling an event online using the provided form, the faculty member will be contacted by the program coordinator to provide information for the event, or the faculty member can upload program information, bios and headshots directly to the Faculty Event Form. This information must be submitted to the program coordinator no later than THREE WEEKS PRIOR to the recital or event date. Programs can be up to four pages long, including the cover page and back page with upcoming events.
Publicity: The event will be added to the Arts Iowa Calendar and widely publicized by the UI School of Music.
Recitals will automatically be added to the recital attendance calendar once they have been scheduled.
Recital Attendance ends when the term ends. There will be no Recital Attendance accredited during finals week. Recital Attendance will not be available at Master Classes or certain special events.
Cancellations: Please complete the Recital Cancellation Form to cancel an event so that it can be removed from all calendars and recital attendance.