Recital Guidelines

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Academic Year 2022–2023

The safety of our community is our top priority. Be aware that guidelines can change if health and safety protocols are updated by the university. 

Degree Requirement

The student recital is an essential part of every performance and music education degree at the School of Music. Individual degree programs within the School of Music have different requirements. Students are advised to discuss those requirements with their studio instructor.

  • NEW Recital Spaces

With the opening of the Timashev Family Music Building, a number of new performance spaces are available for recitals. The steps below, Recital Scheduling Guide and Permission to Schedule form will guide you through the process of selecting the best space, day and time for your recital.

Be aware that many of the spaces do not provide the required audio recording capabilities or the option to livestream. Select your recital location carefully.


Livestream Option

The school will continue to provide livestream services via the School of Music YouTube channel in Weigel Auditorium and Timashev Recital Hall (currently being installed and not available for August/September 2022). The Permission to Schedule Recital form will require you to grant permission to livestream, or decline.

A private link will be sent to you 1–2 weeks in advance of your recital for you to share as you see fit. Only those with the link will be able to view the performance. The performance will be viewable on the channel using the same link even after the live performance date.


Process

The recital scheduling process begins in the semester prior to the semester of the recital. All students are advised to begin the process early to ensure that all deadlines will be met.

Step 1 — Scheduling Guide and Frequently Asked Questions

Download the Recital Scheduling Guide [pdf] for step-by-step instructions and answers to frequently asked questions. To begin, the guide will inform you of the length of recital and dress rehearsal(s) required for your degree program. You will need to know these requirements in order to move to the next step to request recital dates and times.

GRADUATE RECITALS: Some recitals (DMA recitals and the MM Concerto Piano Recital) require an additional approval form. See below.

Step 2 — Download Scheduling Form

Download the Permission to Schedule Recital fillable form.

The form MUST be completed and submitted at least SIX WEEKS before your desired recital date.

Be sure to verify that you have registered for the correct section of your recital course. Have your studio instructor confirm the class number you enter on the form.

 

Step 3 — Complete and Submit Scheduling Form

  1. With your studio instructor, review thoroughly the list of Weigel and Timashev performance spaces. See the "New Recital Spaces" section above.
    • Note that ALL piano recitals will take place in the Timashev Recital Hall.
  2. After selecting your space, go to the Room Schedule.
  3. Refer to the Auditoria page for Weigel Auditorium and Timashev Recital Hall. Refer to the TMV Classrm/Perf Spaces page for alternate spaces.
    • As noted above, TMV Classrm/Perf Spaces do not provide capabilities for the required recital audio recordings, or the livestream option. These alternate spaces are best for supplemental events. 
  4. Review the calendars for your preferred space, select three (3) potential recital dates/times and record them on the form.
  5. Obtain your instructor's signature once the form is complete. They may use a digital signature.
  6. Email the completed form(s) to Eva Banks at mus-recitals@osu.edu.

Off-campus recitals (for rare circumstances such as the need of an organ) — complete BOTH the Permission to Schedule Student Recital form AND the Off-Campus Recital Request form available by request from mus-recitals@osu.edu. This option requires special permission and carries additional requirements. Be sure to read all requirements carefully. 

If you are unable to submit your form(s) electronically, email the mus-recitals@osu.edu to make alternate arrangements.

Step 4 — Receive Recital Confirmation

Your preferences will be considered and you will receive email confirmation within 3–5 business days.


Recital Packet and Next Steps

Once your recital is confirmed, you will receive your Recital Packet with the next steps for planning and completing your recital requirements. You will use some of the resources below to complete those steps.

Recital Program Template

Part of the recital preparation process includes preparing your program. Refer to the Recital Program Guidelines and Approval form included in the Recital Packet, to create your program. Follow the format found in the instructions. If you need technical assistance, email the program editor.

Download the following PDF and export to Word to begin building your program.

NOTE — you are responsible for printing your finalized program for your audience.


Stage Crew Needs and Recording Services

Your Recital Packet will detail the requirements and services available for your recital. Complete the Stage Crew Needs sheet appropriate for your recital location, and email (no later than three [3] weeks prior to your recital) to mus-recitals@osu.edu.

Off-campus recitals — Stage crew is not available for off-campus recitals. You will also be responsible for providing a well-tuned piano (if needed) and the required high-quality audio recording of your recital.


Graduate Student Recital Approval Forms

Some graduate recitals (DMA recitals and the MM Concerto Piano Recital) require an additional approval form. 

These forms, and these forms ONLY, should be completed and emailed to mus-grad@osu.edu. All other components of the recital process must be submitted to the address listed (e.g. Recording Services form to recording services, etc.)

DMA in performance — complete one DMA Recital Approval Form for each of their 4 major recitals. Email to Ms. Harrah (mus-grad@osu.edu) after all signatures have been acquired. Download, save and complete the fillable form:

MM in piano — complete the Concerto Piano Recital Approval form for their preliminary recital. Email to Ms. Harrah (mus-grad@osu.edu) after all signatures have been acquired. Download, save and complete the fillable form:


Contact

Any questions about the scheduling process that are not answered in the Student Recital Scheduling Guide or the Recital Packet should be directed to Eva Banks at mus-recitals@osu.edu.


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