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Mandatory Recital Attendance Convocation Dates

Spring 2020 Announcement

The Music Department has waived the Recital Attendance requirement for the Spring 2020 semester. All students enrolled in MUS 0020: Recital Attendance for Spring 2020  will receive a grade of Satisfactory (S). 

All remaining convocations for the Spring 2020 semester are canceled.

If you have any questions about Recital Attendance, please email Christine Devine,


Mandatory Co-Requisites for Private Lessons

Recital Attendance

All students must enroll in MUS 0020 Recital Attendance every semester they are enrolled in private lessons until they have completed the required number of semesters stipulated by their degree program. Students will automatically be enrolled in Recital Attendance when they are enrolled in private lessons by the Music Department. For students taking elective lessons who have met the Recital Attendance requirement for their degree program, it is the responsibility of the student to drop Recital Attendance from their schedule.

Students must attend six (6) Recital Attendance Convocations held throughout the semester and an additional four (4) Music Department bolded concerts in order to receive a grade of Satisfactory for the semester. Refer to the Music Department Calendar of Events for specific dates, available on the wall outside the Music Office (AR-287) every semester.

Please refer to the Recital Attendance Policy for more information.


Performance Class

All students enrolled in private instruction must attend the weekly Performance Class for their primary instrument area. The meeting times and locations for each instrument area are:

Mondays, 2:30 – 3:20 pm
Jazz: AR-293/295
Guitar: KC Music and Dance Studio
Piano: KC Concert Hall
Brass: KC Recital Hall 

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:20 pm
Woodwinds: Arts 295
Voice: KC Recital Hall
Percussion: KC Percussion Studio or Music and Dance Studio
Strings: KC Concert Hall 

Fridays, 1:00 – 1:50 pm
Composition: KC-208 

Each studio teacher will keep attendance records. Tardiness, leaving early, and/or excessive absences will be considered in determining the student's final grade for private instruction, as well as his/her advancement to the next level of instruction.

Students studying in more than one private lesson area should attend the performance class for their primary performance area on the first scheduled meeting and consult with their area director about remaining performance classes.

There are seven dates throughout the semester in which a Recital Attendance Convocation occurs in place of either the Monday or Wednesday Performance Class. Students in ALL instrument areas are required to attend the convocations. Dates for Recital Attendance Convocations are emailed to students prior to the start of the semester.

Students with questions about performance class should contact their instrument area director:

Brass/Percussion: Michael Hengst,
Composition: Cherise Leiter,
Guitar: Alex Komodore, 
Jazz: Dawn Clement, or Dave Devine,
Piano: Jooeun Pak,
Strings: Emily Ondracek-Peterson,
Voice: Bradley Thompson,
Woodwinds: Patricia Surman, 

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