Junior Recitals

Music major students must complete their junior recital by the end of their third year in consultation with their studio instructor. Transfer students must consult with their studio instructor for junior recital completion date.

Junior recitals should be no less than 20 minutes and no more than 25 minutes of music per performer, including breaks between numbers. Two such recitals must be combined to present one full recital.

Senior Recitals

Music major students must complete a senior recital by the end of their final year at UCLA.

Global Jazz Studies students must complete a recital (or alternate capstone project) by the end of their final year at UCLA.  Students must enroll in Global Jazz Studies 186A during the Winter quarter of their final year and must enroll in Global Jazz Studies 186B during either the Winter or Spring of their final year.

Senior recitals should contain a maximum of 50 minutes of music and be no longer than one hour including intermission and breaks between numbers.

Recital Clearance for Degree Completion

When students have completed their recitals, they must submit an Undergraduate Recital Completion Form with a copy of their program and their instructor’s signature. Hard copies can be found in SMB 1642.

Students must submit a completed Recital Completion Form in order to be cleared from their recital requirements.

The following steps are provided to help you in the process of preparing for and completing your recital. The recital program must be approved prior to scheduling your recital.

  1. Complete the MM/DMA Recital Program Approval Form by obtaining signatures from your teacher and Division Director.
  2. Submit signed Recital Approval Form for Graduate Committee review to graduate advisor Allison Taka (SMB 1642).
  3. Upload program to the Recital Review Site; you can set a recital date only after the program has been approved. The first step in submitting your recital is to initially supply the following items (click on “Recital Request” tab):
  • Recital level
  • Your instrument or voice
  • Upload your program as a word doc, a jpg, or as a pdf
  1. Your program information will be received by the Graduate Committee for review and approval. You will be notified by email when they approve or request changes to your program. The email notification will be sent to your UCLA Logon ID email account.
  2. When your program is approved, you will be able to schedule a theater venue for your recital online. Since all committee members must attend your recital, you should make sure they are able to attend your recital on the established date. (The MM committee must be composed of at least three faculty members, two of whom must be senate faculty members. Your major teacher is one member; you must nominate the others. Use the MM Recital Committee Request Form.)
  3. When you have confirmed your faculty, and reserved your theater venue online, you will be able to return to the Recital Review Site (click on “Edit Recital” tab) and provide the rest of the information regarding your recital. You will then be able to add the recital location, your invited faculty members, and other details about your recital.
  4. After your recital performance, your invited faculty members will provide an online review and your grade for the recital. You will be able to read the evaluations your committee members have submitted here. Please allow at least two days after the recital before reminding your committee members to submit the review.
  5. After the concert, you may be asked to upload a sound file, which would also take place by returning to the Recital Review Site.

If you are booking your recital off-campus or in a venue other than the HASoM theater venues,  these instructions DO NOT apply. If you are booking your recital in the Ostin Ensemble Room, please visit the Facilities page and follow the instructions on reserving a classroom. Again, the instructions below DO NOT apply.

At this time, only Music Performance, Ethnomusicology, Global Jazz Studies, and Music Education students are approved for booking a student recital.

If you are booking your recitals in the HASoM theater venues, then proceed with the following instructions:

  • All graduate and undergraduate recitals can be booked at Popper Theater.
  • Only DMA pianists can be booked in Schoenberg Hall at this time. All other requests must be approved by the Chair of the Dept.

You are allowed only one reservation request per event. (If you have more than one, they will ALL be cancelled). If you are changing a current reservation, you will need to cancel any prior reservation before making a new one (see instructions below concerning cancellations).

Undergraduate Recitals:

  • FOR HOW LONG?  Consult the timeline recommendations below under Recital Reservation Timelines.
  • WHAT’S YOUR EVENT CALLED? “Performer’s full name, class standing’’ Recital
  • MAIN CONTACT’S FIRST NAME: Performer’s first name
  • LAST NAME:  Performer’s last name
  • EMAIL: Your Faculty’s email, Performer’s email
  • PHONE #: Performer’s phone number

Graduate Recitals: (must be approved by Allison Taka before making a reservation)

  • FOR HOW LONG? Consult the timeline recommendations below under Recital Reservation Timelines.
  • WHAT’S YOUR EVENT CALLED?  ‘Performer’s full name, class standing’ Recital
  • MAIN CONTACT’S FIRST NAME: Performer’s first name
  • LAST NAME: Performer’s last name
  • EMAIL: Performer’s email
  • PHONE #: Performer’s phone number

A notification email of your theater reservation will be sent to you. KEEP THIS EMAIL.  It contains very useful information along with easily accessible embedded links. You may also want to complete the Recital Questionnaire at least 3 weeks prior to your event. This information is sent to various staff (piano techs, a/v support, etc) in the department that can help support your event. If you fill out the Recital Questionnairebe sure to keep the email generated by the system so you can access your original answers and update your information if it changes. (Edit link is at the bottom of the e-mail).

Recital Reservation Timelines: In reserving time for your recital, please note the following timelines you must reserve for your particular student standing:

  • Juniors: 3 hrs
  • Juniors: 4 hrs (if paired with another junior)
  • Seniors: 4 hrs **
  • DMA/MM: 5 hrs

These timelines include: load-in/stage prep (30 min), soundcheck (1 hr), house opens (15 minutes prior to recital start time), concert-length (jr: 20 min, jr pair: 40 min, sr: 50 min, grads: 60 min), restoring stage (30 min). You may not need the full time, however, you must book the minimum time listed above.

** Music Education majors maximum time will be 4 hrs if paired together. 3 hrs if performing solo.

Rehearsal Reservation Timelines: Each recital is allowed only one rehearsal time in the venue before the recital date based on the student standings below:

  • Junior: 1 hr
  • Senior: 2 hrs
  • DMA/MM: 3 hrs

Rehearsals can be reserved online anytime after the original recital date/time is reserved.

CANCELLATION: To cancel a reservation at any time, please refer to the email you received confirming your reservation (there is an embedded link on this email to cancel your reservation). Cancellations will be accepted up to one week prior to your recital date. Cancellations less than one week prior to your recital date must be approved by your faculty member and the chair of the department by email to theater@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu. Failure to cancel your recital in the appropriate timeframe will result in forfeiting any future recital reservation in the theaters.

Pianos: When you request use of a piano on the ‘Recital Questionnaire’ an e-mail is sent to the piano technician. All updated information must be submitted at least one week prior to recital date for best support and service.

Audio/Video and Live Streaming Support: When you request audio/video and live streaming support on the ‘Recital Questionnaire’ an e-mail is sent to Luis Henao. All updated information must be submitted at least one week prior to recital date for best support and service.

Warm-up room: If you need a warm-up/green room for your recital, please make a Classroom Reservation Request.

Receptions: Receptions may only be held in classrooms reserved in advance in Schoenberg Music Building, or in the inner Schoenberg courtyard.  To reserve a classroom for a reception, please make a Classroom Reservation Request. Receptions are optional.

Concert Poster Policy can be found here

CONTACT US: If you have any questions or need assistance concerning any of these instructions, please contact us at theater@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu

Updated 10/16/17