Frederic Rzewski and piano majors

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 (one or at most two musicians on a part). Only one of these performances may be conducted.
  3. Convocation Agreement forms must be completed at least one week prior to the earliest appearance date requested. Forms must be approved 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 2019 Convocation Schedule

September 6 Master Class/Performance by Brian Hecht, Bass Trombone with the Atlanta Symphony
September 13 Dr. Christine Njuki addresses hearing health for musicians - very important!
September 20 Music, History, and Ideas in Strasbourg (Summer Study Abroad) - Performance and Discussion
September 27 Dr. Daniel Goldberg - Presentation on Eastern European Dance
October 4 Mary Pinto- Voice Master Class
October 10 Collegium Musicum Master Class with Jeanette Sorrel, Director of Apollo's Fire (Grammy-Award Winning Baroque Orchestra)
October 18 Piano Master Class with Shai Wosner, Heilig Piano Artist (Heilig Piano Recital that evening)
October 25 Darren Keith Woods- Voice Master Class (Musb 102); Performance by Greg Case and Friends (vdM)
November 1 Chamber Music Concert Hearings (vdM); The Joni Project – Songs of Joni Mitchell. (MusB 102)
November 8 TBA/Open for Student Performances
November 15 Concerto Competition - Classes are cancelled in the Music Department between noon and 3 pm
November 22 Open for Student Performances
December 6 Open for Student Performances