Degree Recitals Degree-required senior recitals are held in Ford Hall; junior recitals are held in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. Students should watch the bulletin boards for information about the lottery scheduling system in the semester prior to the one in which they plan to give a recital. The lottery determines the order in which appointments to schedule recitals take place.
Elective Recitals All elective recitals must be approved by the appropriate faculty member. Elective recitals provide performance opportunities for students who are not required to perform a recital. All elective recitals in the School of Music will be held in the Nabenhauer Recital Room. There is a separate lottery to schedule these recitals. A recital monitor will be provided to punch attendance cards, and a member of the stage crew will provide assistance with setup needs. Other possible venues for elective recitals include the Muller Chapel, Clark Lounge, and off-campus sites such as Longview or area churches. You would contact these venues directly for scheduling. Non-Nabenhauer recitals will not get support staff or be able to count on Recital Attendance cards.
Repertoire Classes All students taking private lessons meet weekly for one-hour repertoire classes, credited separately as Performance Repertory and Pedagogy. These classes are designed to give students the opportunity to perform for one another and to provide a forum for lectures and discussions.
The calendar for recitals and concerts is generally posted on the bulletin boards at the 4th floor and 3rd floor entrance of the building. The full School of Music concert schedule is available to students online here.
Concert Series In addition to the approximately 300 student, faculty, and guest recitals, there is also a subscription concert series. Discounted season tickets are available from Mr. Erik Kibelsbeck, Concert Manager, studio 4201. A limited number of complimentary tickets to these concerts will be available from the music office receptionist. Regular season and individual tickets are available from the Ticket Center Ithaca, 273-4497, and, if available, at the door.
Community Concerts The School of Music encourages all students to perform and teach in the greater Ithaca community. Both volunteer and paid opportunities are listed on the Community Engagement page.