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OPE 3.00 - Recital Scheduling/Cancellations

Revised: August 2023

1. Information for Students

  1. Fee Payment - To initiate the recital-scheduling process, the student should pay the appropriate recital, accompanist and recording fees on the USC Touchnet online store. After the fees have been paid, students will meet with the faculty member who is supervising the recital to determine possible recital dates and times (see 2. below). Requests for recital reservations should be made to Laveta Gibson in person or by email. Student recitals must be officially scheduled one semester in advance of the performance date. For example, a Spring semester recital date would be placed on the calendar during the Fall semester. Accompanist Fee: Any student presenting a degree recital with either a Staff Accompanist or a Graduate Assistant, assigned to the studio, is required to pay the fee. Students utilizing undergraduate accompanists or any accompanist that the recitalist chooses to hire on their own are not required to pay the fee. In addition, any student working with a Graduate Assistant accompanist on an activity that is NOT a degree recital, is not subject to the fee. The Accompanist Fee is due by September 11 in the fall semester or January 29 in the spring semester.
  2. Recital Program - Recital programs are the responsibility of the student and applied professor.  Students must access the appropriate online degree recital processing system to submit recital information for approval at least 3 weeks in advance of the recital.  For graduate students, this system is used also to submit an accompanying recital prospectus.  Upon faculty approval, recital programs are forwarded automatically to the music office for printing.  Approved programs receive no further proofing, all accuracy of program information is the responsibility of the student and applied professor.
  3. Cancellation - Only the supervising faculty member may cancel a student recital. Notification of the cancellation should be sent to or to Laveta Gibson at If the cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the performance time, the supervising professor must post a cancellation notice outside the Recital Hall and in the lobby of the Music building. Recitals canceled after the fifth day of classes cannot be scheduled for a later date in the same semester. Except in exceptional circumstances, the student will begin the rescheduling process by paying another recital fee ($50) and submitting appropriate program materials to the supervising professor. Those recitals cancelled within two weeks of the recital, will be charged $100 to reschedule. Any exception to this policy will be determined by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (for undergraduate students) or Director of Graduate Studies (for graduate students) in consultation with the dean and the student's professor.

2. Information for Faculty
After recital fees have been paid, the student will meet with the faculty member who is supervising the student's recital to determine the recital date/time and program.

  1. Recital Scheduling Process - The faculty member will consult the student, check the (Recital Hall/ Events) calendars for an available date/time, and finally consult any others (accompanist, assisting musicians, etc.) directly involved in the recital as to their availability. This includes consultation with the faculty who are to adjudicate the recital (signed prospecti are required for graduate recitals). The request for a particular recital date/time is relayed to Mrs. Gibson. Program information should be forwarded to the main office at at least two weeks in advance of the recital. The supervising faculty member will receive a final proof before the program is printed.
  2. Cancellation - See 1.c. above.

Student recitals are scheduled :
Monday - Thursday: 4:30 , 6:00, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, 7:30 p.m.

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