Scheduled on select Fridays and Saturdays in March.
Fridays starting at 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays starting at 1:00 p.m.
All students in Studio VIII (MUSI4848) must successfully complete a Graduation recital by the last day of class in which the student is enrolled in MUSI4848. The recital constitutes the final examination for Studio VIII and as such, there is no alternative to the recital performance. Should the instructor determine that the student is in danger of not being adequately prepared for their recital performance, the instructor should direct the student to withdraw from studio. Students in this position do not qualify for an "Incomplete" in studio. Recitals will NOT be rescheduled due to inadequate preparation. Please confer with your studio instructor for more information.
If a student is ill or experiences an unexpected event that prevents them from performing on the date of their recital, the recital can be rescheduled. Please speak to the Studio Coordinator for more information.
Graduation recitals must not exceed 75 minutes in length, including 50 – 60 minutes of music, pauses, set-up changes, and intermission. All repertoire selections and the length of recital are to be approved by the studio instructor. The length of the intermission is to be confirmed with the stage manager on the day of the recital- the standard length is 15 minutes. Please be sure to include the intermission in the program.
Graduation recitals for Composition Studio students require that the student present a recital of their own original works. The student is responsible for arranging performers, rehearsals, and all other aspects of mounting the performance. All aspects are factored into the recital grade.
Theatre management will provide one front-of-house manager, one-stage manager, and one recording technician. All graduation recitals are recorded for archival purposes. Recordings will be available within 30 days of the recital.
As the recital replaces an end-of-semester jury and constitutes a significant portion of the final grade, students may not engage a Digital Audio Arts students to perform a live-capture recording of their recital.
There are no fees associated with the completion of Graduation recitals.
Graduation Recital Procedures
Students must adhere to the following procedures when booking and preparing a required Graduation recital:
- Print a copy of the Application for Recital Form.
- Arrange/finalize pianist booking and arrange for all other performers who may join you on the recital.
- Take the Application for Recital Form to your studio instructor. Your studio instructor must indicate the dates they are NOT available on the form and they must sign and date the form.
- Submit the form to the Studio Coordinator by September 30.
- The Studio Coordinator will create the studio recital schedule and inform the student of their date and time via email. The schedule can also be accessed online via the Recital Calendar. *It is the responsibility of the studio student to confirm the date and time with all performers/pianist(s) listed on the form.
- Complete the Concert/Recital Information sheet (page 2) and return it to the Theatre Operations Supervisor in the Theatre Box Office (W510).
- Deadlines to submit Application Form and Information Sheet
- Fall recitals – October 15
- Spring recitals – February 1
*Dress rehearsal bookings will be denied if the “Concert/Recital Information” sheet has not been returned to the Theatre Box Office.
- Book your dress rehearsals with the Box Office or go to W510. Each student performing a Graduation Recital is entitled to 4 hours of dress rehearsal time. Composition students are entitled to 6 total hours of dress rehearsal time.
- Fall recitals – bookings begin October 15
- Spring recitals – bookings begin first day of class in January
- (Optional) Create a recital poster. All posters must be approved by the Studio Coordinator.
- Complete the Recital Program Template and email it firstname.lastname@example.org by February 14. For more information go to Recital Programs & Posters.
- You will be contacted by the Music Administrative Assistant to pick-up a draft copy of your recital program. Your studio instructor must sign-off on the content and order of the program. Return the signed draft to the Music Administrative Assistant within 24 hours. *If your studio instructor does not reside in Lethbridge, an email confirmation will be accepted.
- Review Recital Hall Usage guidelines for performance preparation.