As a graduation requirement, all music majors must successfully complete six semesters of MuS 099, Recital Attendance. Music minors must complete MuS 099 when registered for applied music study. Successful completion of MuS 099 requires attendance at a minimum of 15 performances each semester, exclusive of those in which the student is a participant. Attendance at College Recitals may be counted toward the 15 performances, but seminars may not. In fulfilling this requirement, students are strongly encouraged to attend as wide a variety of musical events as possible.
Recital attendance is monitored as follows: for each program attended in its entirety, the student is responsible for (a) signing the printed concert/recital program, (b) writing his/her “P” number below the signature, and (c) obtaining the complete signature (not initials) of a College of Musical Arts faculty or staff member or graduate assistant. The student must sign the program and provide the “P” number prior to obtaining the faculty member’s or graduate assistant signature. The faculty signature indicates that, to the best of the faculty member’s knowledge, the student was in attendance for the entire concert. For ease of recording, it is recommended that signatures be placed in the upper right-hand corner of the program. Upon collecting a minimum of 15 signed programs, the student must submit them to the recital attendance secretary in the College Office.Any off-campus performance must have written approval of the Associate Dean in advance.
In addition, all freshmen must submit a minimum of five concert/recital programs by the beginning of the seventh week of classes each semester. The remaining ten programs must be submitted by the end of the semester in order to successfully complete the MuS 099 requirements.
If a student turns in fewer than the 15 properly signed programs at the end of a semester, the student’s grade for MuS 099 will be reported as a “U.” This grade becomes a permanent part of the academic record. Graduation as a music major, however, requires six semesters of satisfactory recital attendance credit. Students receiving a “U” grade should consult the chair of the major department for information on completing the recital attendance requirement. This consultation should take place by the following March 1 and November 1 for “U” grades received in the fall and spring semesters, respectively.
Students are expected to display integrity in meeting recital attendance requirements. Violations will be dealt with under terms of the University Academic Honesty Policy.
Monitoring of student recital attendance is accomplished through the signing of printed recital programs. The regulations governing this monitoring are:
- Signatures are accepted only from full-time faculty or staff, part-time faculty and contracted graduate assistants.
- Students should sign programs and provide their “P” number before the confirming signature is obtained.
- Signature should be provided only:
- immediately following the conclusion of the event
- at the site of the event
N.B. It is the student’s responsibility to collect and submit the signed programs.
Freshman Year Ushering Service
All freshmen must sign up to usher at one Kobacker Hall concert each semester. The list of concerts will be posted at the start of each semester. Usher sign up is handled only on certain dates each semester. See Susan Knapp, Director of Public Events, at the table outside the College main office during those times to sign up. Times may be found in your MuS 099 Syllabus. Usher duties, instructions and guidelines are available online.