Spring 2021 Recital Scheduling and Information

  • Sign ups for Spring recitals and presentations will begin November 16th
  • The below information should provide an overview of some of the changes and general guidelines to scheduling your recital, recital juries, dress rehearsals, and programs for the Spring 2021 semester
  • Anything not covered here, along with other pertinent recital information will be reviewed when you meet with Ryan Marsh to schedule your recital.
  • A more in depth overview of our typical recital information can be found by visiting the Student Recital Information page.  You are encouraged to review all of the information found here, with the below updated information and guidelines for Spring 2021 in mind.
  • If at any time you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Ryan or your instructor/committee for clarification.


  • How to schedule:
    • To schedule your recital you must meet with Ryan Marsh in the Music Office (appointments will be held virtually only). To schedule an appointment, please visit Ryan’s PLU Google calendar. Beginning November 16th, Recital Scheduling Office Hours will appear (where available) between the hours of 9-11:30am (in half hour intervals). From this appointments page select a date and time you would like to meet. The request will be added to Ryan’s calendar. The appointment will be held virtually via Zoom, and a Zoom link will be added to the appointment the day of the meeting.
    • Please note: you must sign up for an appointment using your PLU email account.
    • Upon final confirmation of your recital date by you, your instructor, and Ryan Marsh, a document containing all of your recital information will be shared with you and your instructor. In lieu of a physical signature on paperwork, Ryan will add a comment saying “Please approve” to the signature and date line of this document for you and your instructor each to mark as approved. You and your instructor must respond to this approval request comment as “Approved” in order for your scheduled recital to be confirmed, scheduled, and finalized. Your recital will not be fully confirmed until you and your instructor respond with approval. Following this confirmation, you will be sent a confirmation once everything is scheduled.
    • In-person recitals will be scheduled as “private performances”. The student may invite up to 6 family members who live in the same household. A list of family members must be provided to the Music Office at least 7 days prior to the performance. All attendees must complete health attestation forms to comply with the PLU campus visitors policy. Recitals will be made available via livestream, and presentations can be hosted via Zoom. We will continue to assess any changes and options allowing an audience as health guidelines and regulations permit.

Dress Rehearsals

  • Approximately three weeks prior to the recital, once the student’s studio instructor has confirmed an appropriate level of preparedness, the student may schedule a dress rehearsal. Due to time and space limitations, dress rehearsals will be limited to one hour. Since this may not be sufficient to perform all of the recital repertoire, this rehearsal should be considered a sound check in the hall.


  • The recital performance will be livestreamed and recorded. Members of the music faculty will evaluate the recording, and this will serve as the recital jury. Students will receive scores and comments approximately two weeks after the recital performance.


Program information will need to be submitted regardless of having an audience or not. Programs will be saved for archival purposes, but also posted online to accompany any live streamed performances.  Programs will not be supplied via hardcopy for in-person attendees, and rather, will be supplied digitally here. The following is an outline of submitting program information for your recital:

  • Work with your instructor/committee to draft and review your program repertoire, notes, translations, and other information (you should be able to do this all digitally, sharing electronic files via email)
    Program instructions and templates can be accessed online via the Student Recital Information page.

    • The “Instructions for Submission of Programs” box will provide instructions on how to put your program information together, as well as templates and samples of programs
    • It is important to finalize your program along with your instructor/committee so that it is as finished a product as possible (this will help alleviate any final editing before the final document is saved and printed to be kept for archival records). Please make sure to maintain the structure and prompt provided in the template. If any translations are to be provided, they will be done so separately (notes for formatting translations can also be found on the “Instructions for Submission of Programs” page
    • Please submit your final program info as a word document (so that any necessary edits can be made prior to posting)
  • Your final program version can be submitted using the “Program Drop Box.” This will go to Ryan Marsh in the Music Office, who will then finalize and save an electronic copy of the program, post online to accompany any live streamed performances, and print hard copies for archival purposes, as necessary, at a later date.
  • Program information only needs to be submitted for those who must give a recital. Those who are giving presentations do not need to provide a program, nor are programs required for non-degree recitals.
  • Please submit the final version of your program following your jury and prior to your actual recital date (approximately two weeks prior to your recital date).