COVID-19 Policy Adjustments (2020-2021)


To compare to usual policy, please see "Recitals" under Regulations and Procedures in this bulletin.


Recitals ordinarily take place in public spaces in Bloomington, IN. Exceptionally, with the approval of a student’s applied teacher and the director of undergraduate or graduate studies, a recital may be performed out of town. For any recital that takes place off campus, the student must provide the best possible video recording of the recital to the teacher or committee for grading purposes. (See Recordings below for information about Doctoral and Artist Diploma recitals.)


Recitals ordinarily take place during the fall or spring semesters according to deadlines specified in the scheduling policies. Recitals may take place during the summer term if a hearing can be arranged and if faculty members are available to attend the recital.


Teacher approval will serve in place of a pre-recital hearing.


The grade for an undergraduate, master’s, performer diploma, or doctoral minor recital is assigned by the teacher, who hears the recital. A composition recital grade is based on an average of the grades from the composition faculty. A jazz recital grade is based on an average of the grades from the jazz faculty.

Artist Diploma recitals are graded by the three members of a student’s AD committee.

Doctoral recitals are graded by the three members of a student’s doctoral advisory committee.


Doctoral and Artist Diploma recitals must be video recorded for deposit in the Music Library by Music Information Technology Services when they take place in a Jacobs School of Music venue. A quality video recording must be provided to the Music Library by the student when a Doctoral or Artist Diploma recital is performed in a non-JSoM venue.

Assisting Performers

Recitals may include the participation of no more than 5 assisting performers total. For chamber music recitals and studio class recitals, no more than 6 performers will be allowed on stage at one time. Guidelines for the rotation of ensembles are available from the Scheduling Office. Exceeding this limit will ordinarily be treated as academic misconduct by the recitalist, resulting in a failing grade. 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. The number of performers plus conductor for conducting, composition, and jazz studies recitals will depend on the capacity of the space where the recital is performed.


The following are the minimum and maximum number of minutes from start to finish for the categories of recitals indicated:

Minimum Maximum
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
PDCP 50 60
AD (general)
40 60
Piano 50 60

Choral conducting, Piano Final, and PDCM recitals that will exceed 60 minutes from start to finish must be scheduled at the last available time in a hall.

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