Recital Information

Concert Office

Rooms C20 and C21

Seth Ducey
Production Manager

Chris Ramos
Assistant Production Manager

Degree recital and jury requirements vary from major to major. It is extremely important that students refer to the Collegiate Catalog for information regarding degree recital requirements. The procedure for booking recitals will be distributed at the start of the academic year. In order for a student recital to count towards the student's degree requirements, the student must submit a Recital Verification form which is available in the Office of the Registrar or the Current Student page of the SFCM website.

Students must book individual recitals, both required and non-required, through the Concert Office. Students must obtain the signatures of their major teacher and the Registrar to book any recital. Conservatory alumni may book recitals only in September, October and January.

Recital Programs

The Concert Office will soon be taking over production for all student, faculty, and ensemble performance programs. For the Concert Office to produce a program, the recital must also be booked through the Concert Office, including off-campus recitals. At the time of booking, each performer will receive the Program Form that contains directions for submitting the repertoire for program production. The deadline is two weeks prior to the performance date, no exceptions.  Students may create programs on their own if they wish. 
Upon completion of required student recitals, students must submit a copy of the program along with the Recital Verification Form to the Registrar's office in order to receive credit.  Failure to do so will have serious consequences for graduation status."

Required Recitals

Required recitals must be given within the regular collegiate session, between fall registration and Commencement in the spring. No senior or graduate recital will be scheduled unless the student is registered in PVL 100/110/112/600 at the time of the recital. Friday recitals may be scheduled at noon or 8:00 p.m. Saturday recitals may be scheduled for 5:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. Sunday recitals may be scheduled for 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. All other recitals may be scheduled at 8:00 p.m. Each performer has the hall for a total of three hours, beginning one hour before the concert starting time. If a reception is given, it must end by the end of the three-hour period. For example, for a recital starting at 2:00 p.m., the performer has the stage from 1:00 p.m. and must vacate the reception area by 4:00 p.m. All required recitals should be booked as early as possible.

Non-required Recitals

Non-required recitals may only be scheduled in September and October (fall semester), or in January and February (spring semester). There will be a mandatory $25 cancellation charge.

Off-campus Recitals

To schedule a required recital off-campus, students must obtain and complete a Request for Off-Campus Degree Recital Form. Please contact the Concert Office at extension 6241 or 6257 for additional information.

Dress Rehearsals

Conservatory students giving recitals may book two hours of dress rehearsal time in the hall where their recital is scheduled, based on availability. Additional rehearsal time may be scheduled in an alternate space, as necessary. Students are encouraged to schedule a dress rehearsal at least one month prior to their recital date.


To cancel a recital, students must obtain a Recital Cancellation Form from the Concert Office. To reschedule a recital, students must obtain the signatures of their major teacher and faculty advisor. If the cancellation is made within two months of the scheduled date, students must pay a $75 rescheduling fee (if applicable).


Students in each department are normally allotted a minimal number of hours to work with a Conservatory accompanist and this time may be used for lessons, rehearsals, juries or performances. If you need help finding an accompanist, consult Timothy Bach, chair of the accompanying department, early in the semester. He will make every effort to match each student with an accompanist. You should also consider participating in the advanced accompanying classes offered every semester. See Tim Bach for details.

Use of Baroque Instruments for Recitals

If a student wishes to use a Baroque keyboard instrument (harpsichord, fortepiano, etc.) for a recital, they must pay a $75 fee and get written approval from Professor Corey Jamason on the Concert Set-Up Form. The Concert Office will arrange to have the instrument tuned for your recital. Requests received less than two weeks prior to a scheduled recital will be denied.

Use of Baroque Instruments for Dress Rehearsals

Students are responsible for arranging the use of a Baroque instrument for dress rehearsals. To do so, students make these arrangements with the Concert Office at least ten days before the dress rehearsal. This ensures that the instrument will be available at the dress rehearsal. Tuning of instruments for a rehearsal is the responsibility of the student.


The Conservatory does not provide rental scores or parts.