Recitals

Music theatre majors enrolled in the Young Artist Music Program, Bachelor of Music program and Master of Music program must perform degree recitals to graduate. Recitals must be memorized and no repertoire from previous juries/semesters can be recycled.

Faculty Advisors
Each student preparing a recital will be assigned a Faculty Advisor from the Music Theatre Department. The Faculty Advisor will oversee the recital process from beginning to end. Recitalists will meet regularly with their Faculty Advisor to discuss the project’s progress and any issues that require administrative assistance.

Performance Venues
Young Artist Music Program and Junior Recitals are performed on campus, usually in A407. Senior and Master of Music recitals are performed in MACM. Sound and lighting equipment are available upon request. The student’s recital can be used as practicum for Music Theatre courses such as stagecraft, costumes/ make up/ dance, etc.

Music Theatre Props and Costume Room

Any student performing a recital is welcome to use props and/or costumes belonging to the Music Theatre Department. Interested students should contact the department chair for further information.

Wireless Microphones

Any student performing a recital is welcome to use wireless microphones. Interested students should contact the department chair for further information.

Young Artist Music Program Recital
The student performing a Young Artist Music Program Recital will be primarily evaluated on singing and acting. Choreography, sound and lighting equipment and dialogue are optional.

1st Year Recital
First year undergraduates are allowed to perform a 25-minute recital in their second semester of study. The 1st year recital is in lieu of a jury. Student’s must have approval from the music theatre department and complete the recital proposal process.

2nd Year Recital
Second year undergraduates are allowed to perform a 30-minute recital in their second semester of study. The 2nd year recital is in lieu of a jury. Student’s must have approval from the music theatre department and complete the recital proposal process.

Junior Recital
The student performing a junior recital will be primarily evaluated on singing and acting. Choreography, sound and lighting equipment and dialogue are optional. The student’s recital can be used as practicum for Music Theatre courses such as stagecraft, costumes/ make up/ dance, etc. Students should register in those courses and will be graded according to the quality of practicum work presented.

Senior Recital
The student performing a senior recital should follow a showcase format that includes singing, dancing, dialogue, staging, sound and lighting. Students may choose one musical, excerpting 50 minutes of scenes, or program individual repertoire related by theme. The student is responsible for all aspects of producing the recital. This includes staging, directing, scheduling rehearsals and meeting with faculty advisors on a regular basis. The student’s recital can be used as practicum for Music Theatre courses such as stagecraft, costumes/ make up/ dance, etc. Students should register in those courses and will be graded according to the quality of practicum work presented.

Master of Music Recital
The student performing a master of music recital has the flexibility to create a concert that ranges from a solo cabaret to a large scale production. The repertoire and type of 60 minute performance depends on the theme of the thesis or graduate recital document.

Additional Performers
Students may use additional performers with the music theatre department’s approval.

Recital Grading
Grading for any music theatre department recital will be based on the student’s overall level of singing, acting, dancing and inclusion of technical elements when appropriate.