MUSI 1101: Convocation, Concert, and Recital Repertoire

Fall 2018 – Fridays, 1:25–2:15, von der Mehden Recital Hall 

Required of all undergraduate music majors every semester of residence. Zero credit. Students receive a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory).


Dr. Eric Rice; office hours: Fridays, 2:30pm-3:30pm or by appointment;
Office: Backstage von der Mehden Recital Hall; ext: 6-3728;

Attendance Requirement

Attendance as a listener and/or performer of ten (10) convocations is required. Student attendance is recorded on dated slips distributed upon entering the hall and submitted upon exiting. No slips are available after 1:35 or collected before 2:05, except that slips will be collected earlier if the class ends earlier. Only one slip per person will be accepted. Anyone experiencing difficulty in meeting the attendance requirement is urged to see Dr. Rice early to arrange a substitute requirement.

Attendance of a music department concert outside your performance medium area (i.e., attending a brass recital if you are a singer, jazz concert if you are a violinist, etc.) will equal attendance at one convocation. You must bring us a program signed by a faculty member to receive convocation credit. When master classes occur outside of the regular convocation schedule, you may attend these and substitute them for attendance at convocation, but only for master classes outside your performance area.  You must present the Program Assistant with a copy of the master class program signed by a faculty member to confirm your attendance.

 Undergraduate Performance Requirements
  1. Four performances (strive for one each year), in Convocations and/or elective recitals, are required for graduation. Degree recitals are required in addition to these appearances. Performances must be on one’s primary instrument and approved by the teacher or coach.
  2. Performance-emphasis students must appear at least three times as a soloist. Students in theory, music education, or Bachelor of Arts programs may appear as soloists, accompanists, or chamber musicians.
  3. Convocation Agreement forms must be completed at least one week prior to the earliest appearance date requested. Forms must be signed by all performers—including accompanists and other collaborators—and a private teacher or coach in the case of chamber performances.
  4. Ordinary staging requirements must be communicated to the von der Mehden staff during the hour preceding Convocation. Unusual needs must be made known at the time the form is submitted.

Fall 2018 Convocation Calendar 

August 31 Introduction and Welcome
September 7 Prof. Christine Njuki from SLHS speaks on hearing health
September 14 Dr. Ronald Squibbs performs and discusses excerpts from his upcoming recital
September 21 Ensemble Origo preview & Department Head Forum
September 28 Dr. Daniel Goldberg presents a workshop on Southeast European Dance
October 5 Jazz piano great Fred Hersch
October 12 Documentary Film Composed on Stage Fright, starting at 12:20pm
October 19 Prof. Bob Hoyle, horn
October 26 Aria and Concerto Competition
November 2 Christine Goss conducts an excerpt from Vaughan Williams’s Folk Songs of the Four Seasons; world-renowned composer Fredric Rzewski speaks on his life and work
November 9 Voice Master Class with Daniel Beckwith, conductor, starting at 12:20pm
November 16 Student Performances
November 30 Student Performances
December 7 Student Performances