RecitalsIn October, a memo is sent to students with the available dates for recitals in term 2, as well as the dates for signing up. On your sign-up date, you will fill out the recital request form. Please ensure that your instructor and your accompanist, if necessary, approve your date. For first and second year students, this form can be submitted at any time after the third and fourth year dates are confirmed.
Recital Date Switch Policy
Students who are considering switching a recital date that has already been approved must read this document for information and instructions.
All recital materials neeed to be submitted two weeks before your recital week. If you are unsure of when your deadline is, please ask the Office Coordinator. You are encouraged to submit the materials earlier whenever possible. All materials are to be submitted to the Office Coordinator in Education 1045.2, or via email to email@example.com.
Two programs are required; one of these copies must be signed at the bottom by your Applied Instructor.
To help prepare your recital program, this template can be downloaded:
Recital Setup Form
In addition to the recital programs, you will need to submit an information form to help the Recital Assistants prepare for your recital. This is also required at least 2 weeks prior to your recital week and can be submitted online here.
Third and fourth year students need to submit a copy of their music, placed in the correct order in an enclosed package such as an envelope, file folder, or binder.
Third and fourth year vocal majors require translations for their songs.
Program notes are not required for first and second year students, they are optional for third year students, and mandatory for fourth year students.
For information on program notes, including:
- how to write and format program notes
- how to cite sources and format a bibliograpny using Chicago Style 16th ed for music
- an overview of finding useful information sources in the library and online
contact the Music & Education Liason Librarian, Carolyn Doi: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also see this site for more information: http://libguides.usask.ca/music/programnotes
Department Policy on Program Notes
Program note requirements for the Undergraduate level
Program notes are required for all 4th year recitals and are optional for 3rd year recitals.
- 12pt Times New Roman, 1.5 line-spacing
- MUAP 335,345 (optional) - one (1) page
- MUAP 435 –one (1) page
- MUAP 445 –two (2) pages (not including translations)
- Song text translations from the program will be made available, properly cited, for the jury panel and audience, apart from the program notes.
A draft of your program notes will be presented to the Applied Music instructor four (4) weeks prior to the actual recital date. These notes will be properly researched and cited using one of several accepted methods in the Dept. of Music. Applied Music instructors will provide feedback and will assure that issues regarding proper citation and accreditation are addressed. All are reminded that plagiarism is considered a serious offense.
Program notes should consist of one to two brief paragraphs per composition/composer in your program. If there is a focused, or theme-based program, e.g. - a song cycle, Chopin Études, etc… longer, more focused notes could be developed that inform the material. Avoid creating a ‘road-map’ of the works or a composer’s life. Look instead to provide interesting information about the work and/or the composers/poets/librettists, etc. that might heighten the concert experience for the audience.
Once completed, two copies of the program and completed program notes (one copy signed by the instructor) will be submitted to the Dept of Music two (2) weeks before the actual recital date. Failure to submit a program and program notes as required, two-weeks before the recital date, will result in an automatic failure for the program-note component of the Final Grade – thus 0/5 possible final grade points.
Given that current Dept of Music Policy requires that 4th year recitals are valued at 50% of the Final grade for these classes the following applies in regards to grading:
- 45% - Recital Performance
- 5% - Program Notes
Program notes requirements for MMus Performance students:
This applies to the recital element of MUS 814.
Master of Music students in Performance are required to publish 2-page program notes with their published recital program, not including translations. Song text translations for the program will be made available, properly cited, for the jury panel and audience, apart from the program notes.
MMus students will present 5-7 pages of researched material (12 pt Times New Roman, 1.5 line-spacing) to their Applied Music instructor four (4) weeks prior to the actual recital date. These notes will be properly researched and cited using one of several accepted methods in the Dept. of Music. Applied Music instructors will then provide feedback and will assure that issues regarding proper citation and accreditation are addressed. All are reminded that plagiarism is considered a serious offense. These notes will be reduced by the student performing the recital to 2-page program notes for the program. The student’s committee will evaluate the 2-page version of said Program Notes at the recital.
Two copies of the 2-page program notes and recital program (one copy signed by the instructor) will be submitted to the Dept of Music two (2) weeks before the recital date.