Doctor of Musical Arts recitals must demonstrate the highest level of technical skill and artistry through the performance of a wide variety of musical styles.
Students are expected to present all recitals on campus. One off campus major performance, such as a solo performance with a reputable symphony orchestra, may be substituted by obtaining written permission from the applied lessons professor and the Director of Graduate Studies. This option is not available for the final recital.
Students may perform a lecture recital, independent of the Final Project, as one of the required recitals. The lecture portion, approximately 30 minutes of speaking, must be written, substantiated by footnotes, and approved by the committee no later than four weeks before the scheduled date of the recital. The recital portion must be at least 45 minutes of music.
If the student wishes to use the lecture recital as the Final Project, the lecture recital should be presented as the penultimate recital in the degree program.
Recital permission policies vary by program. Students should confirm the recital permission policies for their program with their applied lessons professor or the program coordinator.
For programs that require recital permission to be obtained, permission must be secured at least four weeks prior to the desired performance date. Students may have two hearings for recital permission. In extenuating circumstances, students may petition their applied lessons professor and the Director of Graduate Studies for a third hearing. Students who fail to obtain recital permission may be dismissed from the program.
Students must register for each recital (CONDUCT, PIANO, STRINGS, VOICE, or WIND PER 580) in the quarter of the recital.
Students must secure recital performance dates through the Concert Management Office.
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