MUS 1390, Recital Attendance, is a 0-credit requirement that encourages music majors to broaden and deepen their musical experiences by attending concerts. All music majors must register for and pass MUS 1390 each semester in order to be considered a music major in good standing and, therefore, to retain a music lesson scholarship. To pass MUS 1390, you must attend at least five concerts per semester and all Musicorums. A list of concerts approved for Recital Attendance will be distributed to music majors each fall, posted on the 4th floor bulletin board, and compiled in a Google calendar. Please note that you are expected to listen attentively to the entire concert.
Benefits of attending concerts include:
You must submit evidence of your attendance to Dr. Craycraft within one week of the concert. Evidence consists of a copy of the program or ticket with your signature. If necessary, you may be asked to have a faculty member verify that you attended. You must be in the audience, not backstage, to receive credit for attendance. You can not receive credit for concerts in which you have performed, regardless of the time commitment. Concert attendance records are kept by the Music Department Chair (Dr. Jeremy Craycraft, T4604).
You may submit a written reflection of about one page (typed, single space) per concert for up to four concerts not on the approved list. Music faculty will be interested in knowing what you noticed at this concert that relates to your lessons, ensembles, and courses in music. Include a discussion of some of the features outlined in the bullet points above. Please e-mail your reflection (in any format) to Dr. Craycraft, who will circulate it among music faculty for their approval.
MUS 1390 is graded "pass-fail" and appears on your transcript each semester. You will receive a grade of P (pass) for attending five concerts in a semester. If you attend only four concerts, you will receive an incomplete (I). An incomplete must be completed in the first weeks of the following semester. Students attending fewer than three concerts will automatically receive an F. These Fs must be made up before graduation.
The Music Department calendar also includes performances by professional musicians and ensembles in the Duluth-Superior community which are approved to fulfill students' recital attendance requirements.