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Performance Opportunities

Junior and Senior Recitals

Senior Recitals (2 units)

Senior Recitals take place in the Spring Quarter ONLY, unless by permission of department chair, in consultation with the senior faculty. A Senior Recital requires a pre-recital hearing before a faculty committee and must include 45 to 60 minutes of music. Senior Recital Hearings must take place within the first four weeks of the spring quarter and must be attended by the student's primary teacher and one member of the senior music faculty. In the case of students who are presenting recitals on multiple instruments or voice, then each of those teachers must be present.

For 2017/18, the following dates have been reserved by for Student Recitals. Note: most dates have multiple recital start times. You will need to specify your preference. To reserve one of these dates, you must complete and submit a Student Recital Request form and an Event Information form (below) to the music office.

Dates and times are allocated on a first-come first served basis, and will be confirmed upon submission of the completed reservation form to the music office.

Senior Recitals 2018

Saturday, May 12
Saturday, May 19
Sunday, May 20

Students can begin setting up and/or rehearsing 30 minutes before recital time, and should be cleared from the hall no later than 90 minutes after the scheduled start time of the recital.

Any exceptions to these dates must be approved by the Music Department Chair.

Students may also choose to use their Winter Jury as their Recital Hearing if their recital has been scheduled within the first four weeks of the following quarter.

Note: Junior and Senior Composition Recitals do not require a pre-recital hearing, but must be approved by the primary teacher in consultation with the composition faculty, and Chair(s). The recital length will be determined on the basis of the approved compositions. Recitals that include both original student compositions and primary voice or instrument must follow the process for both.

Junior Recitals (1 unit)

Junior Recitals take place in the Winter Quarter ONLY, except by permission of department chair, in consultation with the senior faculty. A Junior Recital requires a pre-recital hearing, and must be 30-45 minutes in length (including breaks and intermission), or 30 minutes of music per student if shared with another student.

Junior Recital Hearings must take place within the first four weeks of the Winter Quarter, and must be attended by the student's primary teacher and one member of the senior music faculty. In the case of students who are presenting recitals on multiple instruments or voice, then each of those teachers must be present. Students may choose to use their Fall Jury as their recital hearing if their recital has been scheduled within the first four weeks of the following quarter.
To reserve one of these dates, you must complete and submit a Student Recital Request form and an Event Information form (below) to the music office.

Dates and times are allocated on a first-come first served basis, and will be confirmed upon submission of the completed reservation form to the music office.

Junior Recitals - 2018

Sunday, March 4

Non-degree recitals (no credit)

Non-degree (no credit) recitals take place ONLY by permission of department chair, in consultation with the senior faculty. A non-degree recital does not require a pre-recital hearing, and dates cannot be guaranteed. Non-degree recitals can only be scheduled after all Junior and Senior recitals have been confirmed.

Recital Hall Reservations

Students are responsible for reservation of the Recital Hall with the music office. Students are also responsible for reserving any evening or weekend practice time in the hall before their performance with the Music Office.

Accompanists

For Music Department credited recitals, an accompanist will be provided by the Department of Music. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange rehearsal time with their accompanist. Use of a piano will be included in the reservation. Music is due 30 days in advance of the recital. Contact Melissa Lin (mlin at scu dot edu) for more information.

Receptions

If a post-recital reception is desired, students are fully responsible for its organization and clean-up. Contact the music office for information.

Music @ Noon student recitals

Music at Noon student recitals are presented toward the end of each quarter the Music at Noon concert series. Performances may be solo or ensemble. In the Spring Quarter, there is a Music at Noon student composer recital at the end of the Spring quarter.

Annual Concerto/Aria competition

During the fall quarter, the Santa Clara University Symphony Orchestra sponsors a competition to select Santa Clara students to perform as soloists on the orchestra's Winter concert. Instrumentalists prepare a concerto movement and singers prepare two contrasting arias. Winners may not compete again the following year. This competition is adjudicated by off-campus judges and is open to all music students and non-majors taking private instruction. Contact the music office for more information and to sign up.

Paid performances

From time to time, the Music Office gets requests for students to perform at on and off campus events. If you are interested in being considered for this, contact the music office.