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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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|