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Aaron Copland School of Music Recital Policies


Please read the recital terms stated below carefully and press the accept button.


PROGRAM LENGTH:  All concerts must run 75 minutes or less (including intermission, pauses between works, stage changes and a five minute late seating delay). Performers are advised not to program more than 60 minutes of music for their recital.


PRINTED PROGRAM: Recital program must be emailed in Microsoft Word or PDF format to at least one week before recital date. Please include the date and time of your recital in the subject line of the email and the amount of copies you would like (100 copies maximum) in the body of the email. Programs received after this deadline will incur a $5 printing fee. Please use this template to create your recital program.


INSTRUMENT USE:  The following instruments are available for use for all recitals:

• LeFrak Concert Hall: Steinway D Grand Piano

• Choral Room 264: Steinway B Grand Piano

• Recital Hall 226: Steinway B Grand Piano


The following instruments are available for recital use with special permission:


• Dowd French Double Harpsichord

• Walter Fortepiano

• Positiv (portable) Baroque organ

• Schiedmayer Celesta

• Bedient Opus 30 Tracker Organ (LeFrak Concert Hall)

The use of any of the above instruments must be approved at least two weeks before recital date by the Piano Technician: Andrew Saderman at or 718-997-3899.


Piano preparation is allowed only with prior approval of the Piano Technician at least one month prior to recital date and only on specified instruments.


STAGE SET UP: One technician will be provided one hour prior to and through the duration of the concert for set up. Any special requirements (risers, staging, sound reinforcement, multiple pianos, audio/video playback and any stage set up that requires more than one technician) must be arranged through the Production Manager: Justin Tricarico at or (718) 997-4259 at least two weeks before recital date and may incur a fee. Only one technician will be provided unless prior arrangements are made with the Production Manager.


AUDIO RECORDINGS:  All properly scheduled School of Music recitals are professionally recorded unless otherwise specified by the Concert Coordinator. To request a CD copy, please fill out and submit the Recital CD Request Form (available in the School of Music office) including blank CD media (up to three copies may be requested). Recital records can also be sent electronically by contacting Any special recording needs must be arranged through the Recording Engineer: Rick Krahn at or (718) 997-3844.



• Requests to schedule or reschedule a recital received on or after October 19, 2015 will not be honored.

• No non-required recitals will be scheduled on or after November 16, 2015.



No cancellation or rescheduling of a recital will be considered without the written approval of the student's private teacher.


All recitals will be advertised on the main page of the Aaron Copland School of Music website as well as the concert calendar posted outside of the Music Department Office.  If you would like addtional publicity by Aaron Copland School of Music social media platforms please contact Tom Lee at



•  Three months prior to recital: $25

•  One month prior to recital: $50

•  Two weeks prior to recital: $100

•  No show (no written notice of cancellation or rescheduling): $150



 Recital Terms


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