Recital Checklist

Recital Checklist

4-6 months:
  • Research & selection of performance literature – discuss with teacher
  • Secure a collaborator (other musicians, if needed)
  • Purchase music – begin practicing
Fall- Nov 15th Schedule the recital (confer with teacher, collaborator, & others)
Spring - April 7th
Fall- Sept 15th Schedule dress rehearsal times
Spring - Jan 15th

6 weeks:
  • Research for program notes - composer & composition dates, premiere information, interesting tidbits on composers/pieces
  • Decide on Recital attire
4 – 6 weeks:
  • Initial rehearsal with collaborator (and others)
3 weeks:
  • Write program notes - type up program
  • Organize reception?
2 weeks:
  • Program notes & program due to teacher
  • Purchase CD's for recording recital (*see below).
  • Purchase appropriate gifts for collaborators
1 week: 
  • Have programs/notes printed
  • Clean Instrument(s) – oil valves & grease slides
2 days - 1 week:
  • Dress rehearsal
For the Recital Remember:
  • Music & Mutes
  • Program Notes
  • CD's
  • Gift for collaborator
Students must furnish a new, blank CDR for the audio recording of their recitals. Generally a 700MB (80min) CDR is sufficient for most recitals. If the recital will be longer than 80 minutes, please supply 2 blank CDRs. CDRs are available as Data CDRs or Music CDRs. Either will work with our CD recorders. Students should leave the CDR with the recording assistant one-half hour prior to the recital.
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