Recital Guidelines

Junior and senior recitals must take place during term by the last day of classes in each semester. They may not conflict with a School of Music concert directed by or featuring a School of Music faculty member or any other major event sponsored by the School of Music. Recitals may conflict with other student recitals but may not conflict with any School of Music concerts. 

All recitals, regardless of the venue or student’s major, require the submission of a Student Recital Application signed by the major teacher and approved by the director of the music office within 14 days of holding a recital date. A signed contract is necessary for a recital to be listed in the FIU calendar of events and web site.

All vocal and instrumental performance majors require a 45-minute senior recital. All non-performance majors require a 30-minute recital.

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Please book your student recital by the appropriate deadline, otherwise a date may be assigned to you.

  •  All fall degree and required recitals must be booked by Sept. 15, 2023. 
  • All spring degree and required recitals must be booked by December 15, 2023. 

Outline of Procedures

What follows is an outline of procedures to follow in scheduling and preparing for a recital. Some areas require that the student pass a preliminary recital several weeks prior to the recital itself; consult your area coordinator for area-specific policies.

  1. Register for a recital course.
  2. Consult on possible dates with your program area coordinator, applied instructor, and members of the recital committee.
  3. Once a date is agreed upon, the program area coordinator books the final recital date with the School of Music Office. Please note that the program area coordinator, applied instructor, and Undergraduate Director or Graduate Director (if applicable) must all sign form after date has been chosen and booked.
  4. Be sure to consult any other performers that you may need (e.g., accompanists, collaborators in a jazz combo, etc.).
  5. If student needs a recording, contact Jacob Sudol at to make arrangements and payment.
  6. Deposit form in Jacob Sudol’s mailbox by October 1st (for Fall semester) or February 1 (for Spring semester). Forms with missing date information and signatures will not be accepted. Summer student recitals are not permitted.
  7. Get your recital listed on the FIU calendar. It’s so easy! Create your concert on the FIU calendar (include the title, description, a high-res photo, location, time and date, at minimum) and be sure to put ‘School of Music’ on the dropdown tab under ‘department’. We’ll take care of the rest. Incomplete events will not be approved. Need help? Click here for FAQ.
  8. Prepare program by using the updated template. Send the program to your applied professor for review. After approval, provide electronic copy to the Music Office at two weeks before recital date. 50 copies will be printed. 


The Wertheim Concert Hall (Room 170) is the largest venue for piano and organ student recitals, holding almost 600 people. 

The Recital Hall (Room 150) holds 80 people and is an ideal location to hold a student recital.

The Instrumental Hall (Room 157) holds 100 people and is ideal for a larger ensemble, particularly jazz combos.

Submit Your Recital Application

Recitals may not conflict with a concert directed by or featuring a School of Music faculty member or any other major event sponsored by the School of Music. Please consult the School of Music concert calendar and necessary instructors before requesting a date. If the reservation is not approved, you will be notified via your FIU email address by the music office.

Request an Accompanist

Piano accompanists are made available to students for degree recitals. Because the number of accompanists is limited, it is important to make arrangements as early as possible, and to limit the amount of time each accompanist spends on individual recitals. 

Accompanying Request Fall Deadline: September 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (EST).

Accompanying Request Spring Deadline: January 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (EST).

Recital Program Templates & Guidelines

Recital programs are official documents that have formatting and logo standards that must be followed.


Wertheim Student Recital Template


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Choose Repertoire and Submit Your Program

The recital repertoire is at the discretion and approval of your applied music teacher.

  • A complete recital program must be submitted to the music office two weeks before the recital. Otherwise, the office cannot guarantee program services for the recital. 50 copies will be printed on your behalf. You must take responsibility for proofreading errors.
  • Texts and translations will be printed by the student.

Flyer Guidelines

Before your flyer is posted, ensure you have passed your recital hearing and that your applied teacher approves the poster. Consider using as a great resource for creating flyers.


Flyer Guidelines

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The information listed below is to explain the policy for undergraduate recitals, audition tape, and other competition recordings at Florida International University. Under no circumstances are recordings to be made for personal monetary gain. Students who violate these guidelines will be denied further access to the studio equipment and facilities.

  1. Undergraduate students presenting Performance and Composition recitals, audition tapes, or competition tapes in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim School of Music & Performing Arts may be recorded for archival and audition purposes. A $75 fee will be charged for seniors, and a $50 fee will be charged for juniors. This fee will be used to cover the labor for the recording and editing process and is to be paid directly to the recording engineer. Contact Music Technology Professor/Coordinator Jacob Sudol at to make arrangements.
  1. Upper-level Music Technology students will be designated as the Student Engineers for Undergraduate Recordings. Students are required to make arrangements with the engineer directly. One can obtain a list of approved recording engineers from the SOM office or the Coordinator of Music Technology. This list includes the names along with contact information such as telephone numbers and email address. These students are the only authorized engineers for these projects.
  1. The recital must be cleared and on the calendar no later than five weeks into the semester in which the recital will occur. Additionally, all paperwork must be complete in accordance with the available student engineer.
  1. If the recording is an audition or competition tape, it is advisable that the student register their intent no fewer than two weeks prior to the scheduled date with both the Business Manager (to secure the room) and the available engineer. Also, the Coordinator of Music Technology, Jacob Sudol, must receive a request from the student’s advisor to use SOM facilities and equipment to make a non-recital recording.
  1. Students will be required to pay Student Engineers $75 for Senior recitals and $50 for Junior recitals. Audition and competition will cost $50 per hour. The following services will be covered: setting up the recording equipment, recording the recital or competition/audition recording, editing the recording, and delivering a CD-quality lossless audio files recordings via WeTransfer. If a student would like a CD of the recording, he or she will be required to provide the engineer with the CD. Please note: if the student does not pass the recital, you will still have to pay the entire fee for each subsequent recital for recording.
  1.  The Music Technology Center will provide the following equipment: two microphones, two microphone stands, proper cabling, and a portable recorder. There will be no mixers or effects units signed to the recording of the recitals.