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Forms and Information for Current Students

Click on the appropriate heading below to find the form you need. If you cannot find the form you need, contact your applied instructor, advisor, or music@apsu.edu.

The music student manual is a reference document for music majors and minors that explains standard music program policies and procedures.

Music Student Manual

Use this form to request an accompanist.

Request an accompanist

Please read the APSU Music Department Policy for Building & Labs.

All music students will be given ID card access to the building and to the music lab (MMC 236) at the beginning of each semester. If keys are required for practice rooms, storage, etc. students must email music@apsu.edu with your key requests. Please include your name, A#, your instrument, your degree concentration, and the keys you require. You will be sent an email letting you know when your keys may be picked up in the Shasteen Building.

Students may keep keys until graduation or leaving university. Failure to return keys will result in a hold on your student account, which will prevent you from viewing grades or requesting transcripts. Lost keys will be charged a $10/key fee.

Additional Facilities Request Forms

To Schedule Your Recital

There are three components to schedule: the hearing, the dress rehearsal and the recital itself. You will schedule all components of your recital on the Recital Request Form. An email announcement is sent to applied faculty when the office is ready to begin scheduling student recitals for the upcoming semester. A Department Planning Calendar is shared with applied faculty to view available recital dates.


Discuss available dates for your recital, hearing, and rehearsal with your applied faculty and collaborative pianist before you attempt to reserve dates. Once you have confirmed dates with your applied faculty and collaborative pianist, reserve your preferred dates through the music office by emailing a completed Recital Request Form to music@apsu.edu. Incomplete documents are not accepted.  Signatures will be collected electronically by the office, and the student will receive a completed copy of the form via email as confirmation that all dates have been reserved.


You must pass a recital hearing a minimum of two weeks prior to your selected recital date. Recital hearings usually occur at 12:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in MMC 130, 147, or 152. The Mabry Concert Hall is available for hearings for graduate students and piano majors only.  You must also select a hearing committee in consultation with your applied instructor. Your committee must include your primary instructor and a minimum of two additional faculty, ideally from a similar area (winds, percussion, voice, etc…).

What to bring to your hearing
If you pass the recital hearing
    • You may receive corrections on your program at the recital hearing. Make all corrections and submit the final program to your applied instructor who will make any additional edits.

    • The program draft is then sent to music@apsu.edu by your applied instructor.

    • The Music Office will finalize the draft and send to your applied instructor for final approval. The music office will then print your programs for you and place them in the Mabry Hall sound booth or in your instructor's mail box.

If you do not pass the recital hearing
    • Contact the music office to release the recital date you previously selected.

    • Consult with your applied instructor as to when you may attempt the recital hearing again.


Each student is allotted one (1) two-hour time slot for a dress rehearsal in the location of your recital. If you miss without prior notification, you may not be able to reschedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a scheduling priority?

A: Yes. Graduate recitals are scheduled first, followed by senior recitals, then junior recitals.

Q: Do I need to print my own programs?

A: No. If you submit your program template by the required deadline, the department prints approximately 20 programs and uploads a digital copy. You are responsible for additional programs if you anticipate a larger audience.

Q: Can I / do I have to print a poster?

A: Your applied faculty member may require you to print a recital poster.  The department does not regulate size or design elements of posters. If you have a poster printed, follow the University policies available at: https://www.apsu.edu/university-facilities/reservations/policies-and-guidelines/postingguidelines.php

Q: Am I required to perform in the Mabry Concert Hall?

A: No. You may perform your recital in Heydel Hall (Art+Design Building), the MMC Recital Hall (147/Choir Room), a local church, or other location with the approval of your applied instructor.

Q: What happens if I need to cancel or reschedule my recital?

A: If you must reschedule or cancel your recital, contact the music office to release your recital date. You may be required to find a different venue if you need to cancel or reschedule your recital.

Q: Can I have a reception?

A: Yes, you can, but you are responsible for any and all aspects of your reception including set-up and tear-down. Alcoholic beverages may not be served on campus.

Q: Will I get a recording of my recital?

A: Yes. Please fill out the following form to receive a recording of your recital: Recital Recording Request Form

Most juries and junior level hearing evaluations will be conducted through this link: https://apsu.jury-system.com/. Please follow the instructions of your applied faculty member.

Composition majors should use this form for their junior level juries: Junior Level Hearing Form for Composition Majors