Recital Scheduling & Programs
Scheduling Your Recital
- Discuss possible concert dates and times with your teacher and accompanist, then see the concert manager, Martha Learner, in person in Ch129 to schedule your recital. If you are teaching or are only able to come to campus in the evenings, call her at 973-655-7263. Concerts will not be scheduled through email.
- Except for performances in September and October, all recitals must be scheduled at least 8 weeks before the recital date.
- After scheduling your recital, you will receive a recital form. Your recital becomes official when the concert manager receives your completed form.
- The Cali School has a no cancellation policy for its concerts, except for emergencies.
The Concert Manager will produce the basic program for student recitals if all final text is received by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 15 business days (counting Monday-Friday, not including holidays) before the concert.
The Cali School requires programs to conform to a standard format. Basic programs (up to 100 copies) will be made for you if you follow the guidelines below. Following are the official templates for Cali School programs. You may modify them to fit your information.
Voice Program Template (doc)
Text requirements for basic programs
No later than 15 business days before your concert email the following information to email@example.com. (You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of program. If you don't receive a return email within a few days, be sure to contact her to check on it; email has occasionally failed.)
The program text should be sent as a Word doc without without any formatting (no special fonts, bold, italics, tabs, tables, spacing etc.) in the following order:
Instrument or voice type
Date and Time of performance
Kind of recital (Junior, Senior, Graduate, Artist’s Diploma, Performer’s Certificate, etc.)
Title of work (including movements, if applicable)
Name of composer
Composer date in this format (xxxx-xxxx) or (b. xxxx)
Names of any additional performers under the work where they appear
Intermission (if applicable)
In addition, send the following statement personalized with your information:
(Name) is a student of Prof. (name). This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for the (name of degree BMus, MA, Artist's Diploma, Performer's Certificate, etc.).
You are responsible, with your teacher's supervision, for supplying any additional materials including texts, translations, or notes. The program that will be printed by the Concert Manager's office will be the standard formal program listing composition or song groups, composers, etc., but not including notes or translations.
Distribution of programs
The basic program produced by the Concert Manager will be given to the Production Manager or his designee for distribution before each concert. The student is responsible for creating, copying and distributing at your concert any translations, program notes, personal bios or other information approved by your professor.
Bios for recital and ensemble programs
Faculty/professional bios submitted for programs should not be longer than 150-200 words. The concert manager will keep faculty program bios on file so they will not need to be resubmitted with each program. Student bios are included on ensemble programs in some cases. These should not be longer than 75-100 words. All materials may be edited due to space constraints.
Students presenting development office/scholarship programs should contact the Concert Manager. These programs may be formatted differently.
All materials may be edited due to space constraints.
No exceptions will be made.
No receptions are permitted in the Cali School building. There will be no exceptions. If you bring food you will not be allowed to set up.
Students who live on campus may use the lounge in Freeman Hall.
- Resident students only may request the use of the Freeman lounge for reception purposes. Commuter students will not be allowed use of the lounge or any other residence hall lounge space on campus.
- The Freeman Hall first floor lounge may be utilized for recital receptions - no recital receptions may be held in Kops Lounge located in Russ Hall. All requests can be made to Ms. Maricia Hughes, Community Director of Freeman/Russ halls (firstname.lastname@example.org; 973-655-5188)
- Students are responsible for set up and clean up.
- Students must log onto the TMA web site (montclair.edu/facilities/fmis/fsd/tma_intro.html) for set up if needed.
- If the space is not clean, the Univeristy will assess a cleaning fee.
- Students are responsible for their guest and behavior - students must provide a guest list to Maricia Hughes 24 hours prior to the event.
- Alcohol is prohibited at these events. If alcohol is found it will be confiscated by University police and all guests will be required to leave immediately.
- The event must end by 10:00 p.m. due to quiet hours and standard policies in the hall.
Students who commute may schedule receptions in the Student Center.
- If you are interested in holding a reception there, contact Martha Learner as soon as possible. The Student Center is often busy so space cannot be guaranteed.