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Student Composition Recitals

Each academic year the composition department schedules eight general Student Composition Recitals; all composition majors are encouraged to program their works composed while enrolled at IU on these recitals, which usually comprise solo instrumental and vocal pieces, works for chamber ensembles, and electro-acoustic compositions. Students also present their own recitals as part of each degree.

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Student Composition Recitals – Detailed Information
  • All fall and spring departmental recitals are reserved for students registered for K400, K810, and K910.  Please contact coordinator with questions regarding a specific recital.  A separate end-of-semester recital for K100 and K710 students is scheduled, usually in MAC036.  Contact coordinator for details.
  • Recital attendance is required of all students registered for composition lessons (K100, K400, K710, K810, K910).  Please read the complete attendance policies.
  • Dress Rehearsals are scheduled for the stage of the hall in which the recital will take place.  A sign-up sheet for dress rehearsal times will be sent to students involved via e-mail two weeks before the recital.
DATES, LOCATIONS, TIMES: Online submission forms will be accepted by the coordinator only between these dates (submissions open up at 11pm on the listed starting date):
Tues. Oct. 8, 2019, 8:00pm AH (Auer Hall)
Dress: Mon. Oct. 7, 2019, 2-3:30PM AH
Mon. Sep. 9 – Tues. Sep. 17
Tues. Oct. 29, 2019, 8:00pm AH (Auer Hall)
Dress: Fri. Oct. 25, 2019, 1-3PM AH
Sat. Oct. 5 – Sat. Oct. 12
Tues. Dec. 3, 2019, 8:00pm AH (Auer Hall)
Dress: Sun. Dec. 1, 2019, 7-9PM AH
Sat. Nov. 9 – Sat. Nov. 16
Tues. Jan. 28, 2020, 8:00pm AH (Auer Hall)
Dress: Mon. Jan. 27, 2020, 2-4PM AH
Sat. Jan. 11 – Sat. Jan. 18
Thurs. Feb. 20, 2020, 7:00pm RH (Recital Hall)
Dress: Wed. Feb. 19, 2020, 3-4:30PM RH
Thurs. Jan. 30 – Thurs. Feb. 6
Tues. Mar. 24, 2020, 7:00pm RH (Recital Hall)
Dress: Mon. Mar. 23, 2020, 3-5PM RH
Sat. Feb. 29 – Sat. Mar. 7
Thurs. Apr. 2, 2020, 8:00pm AH (Auer Hall)
Dress: Thurs. Mar. 26, 2020, 2:30-4:30PM AH
Thurs. Mar. 12 – Thurs. Mar. 19
Mon. Apr. 20, 2020, 8:00pm AH (Auer Hall)
Dress: Sun. Apr. 19, 2020, 10:30PM-midnight AH
Sat. Mar. 28 – Sat. Apr. 4
To help ensure that a broad spectrum of composition majors, minors and outside area students are represented on departmental recitals, these policies have been established:
  • Student's may submit up to two works a semester and can have up to 30 minutes of music performed each year on Student Composition Recitals. (There are many other performance opportunities organizaed by the department each year).
  • The maximum time limit for an individual piece on departmental recitals is fifteen minutes in actual human performance time including time between any movements.
  • Outside Area and DM Minor students are limited to one work per semester.
  • Student Composition Recital submissions must have complete information to hold a place on the recital (performers, titles, etc.)

    Exemptions by petition to any of these policies will be considered by the composition faculty on a case-by-case basis.

To program a work on a student composition recital, the following must be completed:

1) The form, Information for Student Composition Programs.  Places on each recital are resereved first-come, first-served; only online information forms will be accepted (no paper forms), and only-between the pairs of dates listed above for each recital.

2) Special Piano Needs.  If your work uses piano and calls for any technique other than normal playing on the keys, such as removing the lid or doing ANYTHING inside the piano, you MUST contact the Piano Shop.

3) Audio Support and Sound Reinforcement.  If a work requires sound playback or sound reinforcement (microphones, etc.), it is the student's responsibility to contact Department of Audio Engineering. Works prepared using the facilities of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music must have the prior approval of Prof. John Gibson or Prof. Chi Wang.

Audio support for departmental recitals is provided by the Department of Audio Engineering (DAE) free of charge.  At this time the DAE only supports audio playback and sound reinforcement in Auer Hall and Ford Hall.  Send your request to at least two weeks in advance.  Provide details of work to be performed, equipment needs, recital and dress rehearsal date, time, and venue.  Requests submitted less than two weeks in advance will be fulfilled at the department's discretion.

Full description of recording and sound reinforcement policies and capabilities.