Answers to your questions

What is studio class?

You meet weekly with your instructor and fellow students.

Performances and discussion takes place here.

How do I schedule a recital?

- Make sure you are enrolled in the correct section of your applied lesson.  Please check with your teacher.

- If you are giving a senior or graduate recital, please be sure to enroll for the course on My Akron.  You will need permission to enroll from your instructor. If you are giving a junior recital, you do not need to sign up on My Akron. 

-Pick a date that gives you enough time to prepare and for which your instructor and accompanist are available.

- Complete the accompanist request form.

- Request the date (student recitals may be booked beginning the first day of Fall Semester).

  1. Access the UA School of Music building schedule via the scheduling computer in the School of Music office.  You may check by day, week, or month.  For a read-only view of the Recital Hall schedule, click here.  
  2. Check to make sure your room is available. Keep the browser window open for reference.
  3. Open a new browser window and access the Room Request Form either in the School of Music office or click here.
  4. Please complete all sections, and make sure your email address is accurate.  Click "submit."
  5. You will receive an email receipt that confirms your request.  
  • Your date is still not confirmed.  Take the recital form (located under the School of Music scheduling computer) and fill out all fields. Get all signatures (teacher, area chair, your accompanist and yourself).  Return to Patty LaNasa within 14 days of the request along with $50 for the room and $50 for UA accompanist (if needed). Cash or check to The University of Akron.

- Recital times are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday 1, 3, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
You may not reserve the recital hall for a rehearsal during a designated recital time.

- Once Patty LaNasa receives your check and confirms your date, your recital is confirmed.

- If you want to use the Atrium for a reception, please use the the same Room Request Form, selecting "ATR."

- If you need additional tables for your reception, please come to the School of Music Office. $4 per table.

- If your recital is not confirmed within 14 days of the request, it is “denied” and you need to start the procedure over.

- To schedule rehearsals, follow the same procedure but select "rehearsal." It is not necessary to schedule rehearsals along with the recitals, but wise to schedule as soon as possible.  Dates fill up quickly.   

- Cancellations: 

  1. If you cancel your recital, your deposit will not be refunded.  You need to start the procedure over. 
  2. If your teacher says you are not ready to give your recital and they cancel your recital, your deposit will not be refunded.  You need to start over. 
  3. If your teacher cancels your recital because they have a conflict or in case of emergency, your deposit will be refunded on a case-by-case basis. 

- Questions/Information:

If you have any questions, please contact Patty LaNasa (x 8301) or

What is Recital Tracker?

Recital Tracker keeps track of your recital and concert attendance.

This fulfills your student recital requirements.

Student Recital Semester Requirements in a typical semester:

27 Total

12 Sectionals, SOM Recitals

12 Concerts/Recitals

3 Other or either of the above

For Fall 2020 only:

15 recitals, virtual concerts accepted.  Please click here to complete the Recital Tracker form.

Student Recital BA Requirements:

108 Total

48 sectionals + 48 concerts/recitals + 12 either one = 108 TOTAL

Student Recital Music Degree Requirements:

216 Total

96 sectionals + 96 concerts/recitals + 24 either one = 216 TOTAL

Click here for outside concert submission form