Department of Music
- Monday, August 19 (Introductory Convocation)
- Monday, October 7
- Wednesday, October 16
- Monday, October 21
- Wednesday, October 30
- Monday, November 11
- Wednesday, November 20
All students are required to attend these convocation dates, regardless of performance class instrument area.
All convocations meet from 2:30-3:20 pm in the King Center Concert Hall.
Mandatory Co-Requisites for Private Lessons
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.
All students enrolled for 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
Guitar: KC Music and Dance Studio
Piano: KC Concert Hall
Brass: KC Recital Hall
Wednesdays, 2:30 – 3:20 pm
Strings: Arts 295
Woodwinds: KC Recital Hall
Percussion: KC Percussion Studio or Music and Dance Studio
Voice: KC Concert Hall
Fridays, 1:00 – 1:50 pm
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Composition: Cherise Leiter, email@example.com
Guitar: Alex Komodore, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz: Dawn Clement, email@example.com or Dave Devine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Piano: Jooeun Pak, email@example.com
Strings: Emily Ondracek-Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice: Bradley Thompson, email@example.com
Woodwinds: Patricia Surman, firstname.lastname@example.org