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Recital Policies and Procedures

Degree-Required Student Recitals

General Information

The scheduling form will be available at 8am on Monday, 8/28/2024. All requests must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday, 9/6/2023. A second scheduling window will be offered 1/10/2024 through 1/16/2024.

  • the recital scheduling form will include a 3-question quiz on recital guidelines that the students must pass in order to request their recital slot;
  • all guest musicians, who are not active WVU faculty, staff or students currently participating in in-person classes on the Morgantown campus, must be pre-approved by Dr. Kelly Burke;
  • all half-recitalists must have a partner;
  • student recitalists are permitted to reserve a classroom for a post-recital reception (details are in the packet);
  • after recital scheduling closes on 9/6/2023, the cancellation policy in the packet takes effect.

Student Recitals are held in the Canady Creative Arts Center’s Bloch Learning and Performance Hall and Falbo Theatre on select Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the academic year. Available recital times have been determined based on the production calendar to ensure the needs of all productions, including your recital, are met with the highest level of professionalism. In order to maintain these high standards, each Student Recital rehearsal and performance will be run by a student stage manager. The stage manager is responsible for the stage, backstage areas, and house, and will work diligently to ensure you have a smooth, uninterrupted rehearsal and a successful recital. Some of their duties include supervising the production crew, starting and ending rehearsals and performances on time, enforcing General House Rules, and keeping the backstage areas secure. The stage manager has been trained to help your recital run seamlessly by coordinating these elements so that you and your applied instructor can focus on your repertoire. Because your rehearsal and recital may have different stage managers, it is important that you provide certain information through the Advance Information online form and answer certain questions at your rehearsal. Good communication between you and your stage manager is essential to the smooth and professional running of your recital.

In-person Attendees

In-person attendees must follow the instructions of onsite staff, which may include the assignment of seating to aid in physical distancing from other guests.

In-person attendees may arrive up to 30 minutes prior to the published start time, but we ask that all plan to be seated at least 10 minutes prior to the start to ensure the livestream and the recital can begin on time and without interruption.


Optional livestreaming of your recital is available for a fee unless otherwise indicated at the time of scheduling. If changing conditions restrict public access to in-person attendance, all recitals given under such conditions will be livestreamed free of charge. The livestream will begin five minutes before the start of your recital and will run uninterrupted until the conclusion of your recital. An archival copy will be available for download following your recital.

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