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How to Schedule a Recital

Please note: ALL RECITALS, including ones that occur off-campus, must be scheduled with the Scheduling Office via the instructions on this page. (The only exception is for vocalists using an opera role to count as a recital -- these should be set up through the Graduate Office.)

Please note: This page is for instructions on how students can schedule their recitals, both for degree recitals and non-degree recitals ("Student Recitals"). If you are scheduling any other type of event, such as a concert for a Self-Governed Student Organization; or if you are a faculty member seeking to schedule any event, such as a Faculty Recital, Guest Recital/Masterclass, Studio/Class Recital, ensemble concert, etc., please see How to Request an Event.

Students must schedule their recitals online through the Program Creation Form (see "Recital and Program Creation Form" at left). The Program Creation Form is most easily accessed from an on-campus computer. Please use Internet Explorer or Safari. DO NOT use Google Chrome. Through the Program Creation Form you will:

  • select an available recital date and time in Auer Hall, Ford-Crawford Hall, or Recital Hall; or write in an alternate location that you have independently scheduled
  • create your recital program
  • submit the program electronically to your instructor / recital committee for approval 

You will receive confirmation emails from the online system as you complete each required step and reminder emails for required next steps.  Please note: your instructor(s) will not be notified to approve your program and recital date until after you have created the program.

More information on how to use the Program Creation form here: Recital and Program Creation Form.

NOTE: You are required to complete a new Program Creation Form, if you canceled a recital in a previous semester.

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Important Dates

Spring 2020 recital dates are: Monday, January 13 - Saturday, May 2

Spring 2020 Recital Scheduling closes on the following dates. The Scheduling Office will not accept recital requests after these dates.:

  • DM / AD - Friday, March 27
  • MM / PD / Junior / Senior - Saturday, May 2
  • Non-degree / Non-required - Saturday, March 7

 Spring 2020 Recital Performance Deadline Dates (Recitals must occur on or before these dates):

  • DM / AD - Friday, April 17
  • MM / PD - Saturday, May 2
  • Junior / Senior - Saturday, May 2
  • Non-degree / Non-required - Saturday, March 28

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Recital Scheduling Guidelines
  • Deadline: All recitals must be scheduled and approved by required instructor/recital committee and the JSoM Scheduling Office at least three weeks in advance of your proposed recital date.
    • Proposed dates, times, and hall reservations will be canceled if recital requests are not approved by the 3-week deadline.
    • In the event that your proposed date, time, or hall is not available, you will be contacted immediately by the JSoM Scheduling office to choose an alternate date, time, or hall.
  • Your proposed date, time, and hall reservation becomes official only after all required approvals are submitted online or sent via email to the JSoM Scheduling office.
    • Communicate with your instructor / recital committee during the recital scheduling process. They can approve through the online approval screen or by sending their approvals via email to the JSoM Scheduling office (musched [at] indiana [dot] edu).
  • Recital Times
    • Auer Hall: Mon-Fri at 5p, 8p. Sat-Sun at 2p, 4p, 6p, 8p.
      • Additional time for Spring semesters: Sat-Sun 12p.
    • Ford-Crawford Hall: Mon-Fri at 5p, 7p, 8:30p. Sat-Sun at 1p, 3p, 5p, 7p, 8:30p.
      • Additional times for Spring semesters: Mon-Fri 10p; Sat-Sun 11a, 10p.
    • Recital Hall: Mon-Fri at 5p, 7p, 8:30p. Sat-Sun at 1p, 3p, 5p, 7p, 8:30p.
      • Additional times for Spring semesters: Mon-Fri 10p; Sat-Sun 11a, 10p.
  • Assisting Performers: Recitals may include the participation of no more than 20 assisting performers total. Exceeding this limit will ordinarily be treated as academic misconduct by the recitalist, resulting in a failing grade. All performers must be available for a hearing, if required. Participation by assisting performers must not interfere with their lessons, ensemble assignments, or academic responsibilities without the permission of the affected instructors. Procurement of all assisting performers is the sole responsibility of the student performing the recital.
    • This rule does not apply to conducting, composition, and jazz studies recitals, for which the use of Jacobs School of Music ensembles or specially assembled groups is permitted with departmental approval. For students in degree programs other than those listed above, the Jacobs School of Music provides many outlets for solo performances with large ensembles, including annual concerto competitions, opera and oratorio solo auditions, the Ad Hoc Recital Lottery, and other opportunities.
Required Length of Recitals

The following are the minimum and maximum number of minutes of music for the categories of recitals. This information is also published in the School of Music Bulletin 2014-15 edition p.90-91.

Minimum (minutes of music)   Maximum (minutes of music) 
Junior (general) 40 50

 Brass

30 40

 Voice

30 50
Senior (general) 50 60

 Brass

40 50

 Composition

30 60

 Jazz Studies

50 60

 Voice

40 50
Concentration (general) 25 50

 Piano

35 50

 Woodwinds

40 50
MM (general) 50 60

 Brass

40 50

 Choral Conducting

20 30

 Composition

30 60

 Jazz Studies

50 60

 Voice

40 50
DM (general) 40 60

 Brass

40 50

 Choral Conducting

40 75

 Composition

45 60

 Piano

50 60

 Piano Final

60 75

 String

40 60

 String Concerto

20 50

 Woodwinds

50 60
Graduate Minor (general) 25 50

 Piano

35 50
PDSP (general) 50 60

 Brass

40 50

 Voice

40 60
PDCM 50 70
AD (general)
40 60
  Piano 50 60