Student Space

As part of the music major and minor, students are required to attend and/or perform in department-approved concerts: 8 per semester for majors, and 4 per semester for minors.

  • In order for a concert to be counted, students must complete a brief questionnaire addressing the performance. A music department faculty member will review and respond to all submissions.
  • Students will access the questionnaire through the MU216 Canvas course. All majors and minors will receive an invitation to this course and must accept to have access to the questionnaire and receive credit for concert attendance, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in MU216 for academic credit.

About adjunct course MU216 (.25 unit of credit):

  • MU216 is required for new majors who declared from Fall 2021 Block 3 forward (4 semesters required).
  • MU216 is required for new minors who declared from Spring 2022 Block 6 forward (4 semesters required).
  • Registering for MU216 is optional for majors and minors who declared prior to those dates, but those majors and minors still must complete concert attendance questionnaires via Canvas in order to fulfill major/minor requirements.

The goal of the concert attendance requirement: to broaden their understanding of the rewards and challenges of the concert world and to gain a deeper understanding of performance practices and literature.

The list of department sponsored concerts appears at the bottom of this page and in the MU216 Canvas course.

  • If a student wishes to select a concert not on the list, they must confirm this choice with their advisor.
  • Students may count a Packard Hall concert in which they've performed (such as "Music at Midday") as a concert.

Students must email music@coloradocollege.edu to have the Recital Audition Request form sent to their email via AdobeSign. Once the student completes their portion of the form, it will be sent to their instructor, accompanist, department chair, and office staff for approval. After the student’s audition, if the committee approves their recital, the student will receive another form in AdobeSign to submit their final program information, which is due two weeks before the recital date.

 

Complete information about recitals can be found in the Student Handbook. A portion of that information is below:
  1. The following are requirements for all Music Department-sponsored recitals, including non-credit, credit and senior projects. All advanced level students are invited to give recitals with the following provisions:
  • The student must be studying with a member of the CC performance faculty.
  • The student must have performed in 2 Music at Midday concerts sometime during the 2 semesters prior to the recital.
  • The student must pass an audition.
  1. All students will need to audition for a recital date, time, and place, at least 4-6 weeks prior to the performance date. The audition will be 10-15 minutes in length and should include repertoire from the recital. (Generally, singers must perform 2 pieces of their own choosing in addition to 2 more pieces selected by the committee.)
  2. The audition committee will be made up of 1 academic faculty member, Dan Brink or Susan Grace, and another faculty member of the student’s choice. The student’s teacher should not be one of the committee members, but should be consulted by the audition committee.
  3. It will be the responsibility of Susan Grace, the studio teacher and the student to set the audition time. If there are several recitals, there will be an effort made to have all auditions at the same time. If students are featuring guest artists at their recitals, the guest artists must attend the audition as well.
  4. Two weeks prior to the audition, the student must submit a form listing the recital repertoire to the Music Department Coordinator, which will then be distributed to the recital committee. This form can be obtained in the Music office. The repertoire must have the approval of the student’s teacher. The repertoire can be discussed by the committee and recommendations can be made to the student and teacher.
  5. There are two types of department-sponsored recitals, performed in Packard Hall, for which the student can audition:
  • Evening at 7:30 PM or
  • Afternoon at 3:00 PM
  1. Dates can be arranged with the Music Department staff, but they will remain tentative until the recital is approved. The student’s teacher and the accompanist must be informed of all dates. Both full and half recitals are encouraged.
  2. Final program information must be provided to the Music Department staff not less than two weeks before the recital date electronically. No handwritten program information will be accepted. Program information must be approved by the instructor before it is submitted. The department cannot guarantee a program for the recital if information is received less than two weeks prior.
  3. Department-sponsored recitals include the following: recital programs, piano tuning, and department accompanist. Recitals will be audio recorded. If live-streaming or video recording is desired, coordination with Music Department staff and the Technical Director is the responsibility of the student. A two-week notice is required for these services.
  4. Recitals performed at outside venues or in Packard Room 9 are at the discretion of the student’s teacher.
  5. It is not mandatory that the student present a recital for academic credit. However, the recital student who does want academic credit for the recital must also enroll in MU401/402 Readings with a full-time academic faculty member and will be expected to do some historical and analytical work on the repertoire of the recital and write appropriate program notes to accompany the performance. The final grade will be determined by the student’s teacher and the MU 401/402 Readings academic faculty member.
  6. Extended lessons are available to students who are presenting a junior or senior recital.

Accompanists

  1. Susan Grace will accompany any student instrumentalist in concert, performance class, or auditions. She is also available for a rehearsal of a piece the student is preparing, but not performing. The preparation of the music should be far enough along to make the session beneficial and must be previously coached by the teacher. Students should call for an appointment.
  2. Dan Brink will accompany any student singer under the same arrangements. Students should call for an appointment.
  3. Please encourage students not to wait until the last minute to ask for rehearsal time. Last minute inquiries cannot always be accommodated.
  4. Student accompanists are encouraged whenever possible.

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