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Recital Attendance

Recital Attendance

All undergraduate music majors and private lessons students must register for course each semester.

5 recitals per semester (plus 3 mandatory convocations for music majors)

As an undergraduate music major, you must register for the course Recital Attendance, 32-1000, section 01, each semester you are enrolled as a music major at Columbia College. If you are not a music major but are enrolled in private lessons, you must register for the course (section 02) every semester you take lessons.

To fulfill course requirements, you will have to attend at least five concerts or recitals each semester. These performances are held in either the Concert Hall (Music Center, 1014 S. Michigan Ave.) or Recital Hall (Sherwood Community Music School, 1312 S. Michigan Ave.). Music majors must also attend three convocations (see upcoming dates below). Eligible events for you, however, do not include performances in which you participate.

If you meet the requirements, you will receive the grade of “P”; if not, you will get an “F.”

To ensure that you receive credit for attendance, present your school I.D. to the attendant at a computer kiosk in the Concert Hall lobby or near the entrance to the Recital Hall. The attendant will then scan your Columbia student ID or record your Oasis number. If your presence at the concert is not recorded electronically, you will not receive credit for your attendance. Copies of programs are not accepted as verification of your attendance, except in the case of offsite performances (see below).

Besides Concert Hall/Recital Hall recitals, qualifying performances also include off-site concerts by Music Department faculty. Ask the faculty member whose performance you attend to sign a copy of the concert program or, if no program exists, write a note confirming your presence at the event. Then, to receive credit for the performance, take your I.D., along with the signed program or note, to Becky Harlow, Academic Coordinator, who will record your attendance electronically.

Students’ progress in Recital Attendance is updated weekly in the Grade Book for the course (32-1000) on Oasis. Students are encouraged to keep themselves updated on their completion of required attendances.

Majors from other departments who are enrolled in music courses other than private lessons (e.g. Musical Theater Performance majors) may also be required by their instructor(s) to attend five performances per semester. These students do not have to enroll in the course Recital Attendance (unless they wish) but must follow the same procedures above to receive proper credit for attendance.

2013-2014 Music Convocations

All convocations are held at 12 p.m. in the Music Center Concert Hall at 1014 S. Michigan Avenue.

Fall 2013

  • Wednesday, September 4
  • Thursday, September 5
  • Monday, October 14
  • Tuesday, October 15
  • Monday, November 18
  • Tuesday, November 19

Spring 2014

  • Wednesday, January 29
  • Thursday, January 30
  • Tuesday, March 4
  • Wednesday, March 5
  • Tuesday, April 22
  • Wednesday, April 23