Music Convocation

This is your one-stop shop for information regarding MUS 1010 Music Convocation. View upcoming events from the Convocation Series, hosted in the Recital Hall on select Wednesdays at 1 pm, and convo credit-eligible events held throughout the semester. You can also view the schedule of area recitals held throughout the academic year.

Event listings will change frequently as concerts are added or cancelled throughout the semester. Check back frequently to see what is coming up, and sign-up for the weekly events newsletter. 

Last Updated: 2/22/22

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  • Convocation Requirements

    CONVOCATION REQUIREMENT
    MUS 1010

    [From the School of Music student handbook]

    Description: As part of its accreditation through the National Association of Schools of Music, the School of Music is required to provide an ongoing schedule of cross-disciplinary listening experiences as an important part of the education process for each of its majors. To fulfill this curricular objective, the School of Music created Music Convocation 1010, a series of special music-related presentations required of all music majors. A committee of music faculty selects the events on the series. Some of these programs take place on Wednesdays from 1–1:50 p.m. This same schedule on Mondays is used for Area Recitals, which are not part of the Convocation requirement. Students need only attend those Area Recitals which pertain to their area(s) of study and only during the time they are enrolled in applied music. Seven semesters of Convocation are required of students in a Bachelor of Music curriculum; six semesters of students in a Bachelor of Musical Arts, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science curriculum. Graduation will not be possible until this attendance requirement has been fulfilled. Multimedia Arts Technology students have alternative events available and should consult with the MAT faculty for instruction.

    Attendance: The recommended number of attendance credits is 12 per semester. Each student is working to achieve an overall number of events (84 for Bachelor of Music; 72 for Bachelor of Art, Bachelor of Musical Arts, Bachelor of Science) throughout their time as a student in the School of Music. A semester typically includes a minimum of six Convocation performances on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. In addition to attending these required performances, students must also choose enough additional recitals or concerts printed on the reverse side of the Convocation and Area Recital Schedule to achieve 12 attendances. A student’s cumulative attendance is tracked, and any deficits or surpluses will be carried forward. Students who perform on a Convocation event at 1 p.m. on Wednesday may get credit for attending. Students who perform on other Convocation events may not.

    Convocation attendance is recorded via a card swipe in which you will swipe in as you enter the program. To be credited with Convocation attendance, each student must swipe their Western ID card at the beginning of the program and attend the entire program. Cards may not be swiped in “after the fact,” nor may one student swipe another student’s card. Wednesday attendance swipes in should be completed no later than 1:10 p.m. Evening and weekend attendance swipes will not be collected later than 10 minutes after the program has begun. It is the student’s responsibility to swipe in at each event in order to obtain credit for attending.

    Please Note: All entrances to the Recital Hall are locked during each program. One door (near the elevator) will be periodically opened from the inside for latecomers. Do not knock on the door or rattle the hardware, as it disturbs both the performers and the audience. Thank you.

    Virtual Attendance: Some events will be available online via Elearning, which incorporates attendance recording procedures and links to the School of Music’s YouTube channel. Do not circumvent the attendance procedure in Elearning by going directly to YouTube. The Swipe In link is available 60 minutes before the event start time. The link to close the loop and record your attendance is available 60 minutes after the event starts, and it includes a quiz, which is only accessible if the Swipe In step has been completed.

Event Schedules

  • Area Recitals — Mondays at 1 pm

    RH = Recital Hall       LH = Lecture Hall

    January 
    10Keyboard Area – RH
    Voice Area – LH (cancelled)
    17No area recitals (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Recess)
    24Brass & Percussion Area – RH
    String Area – LH
    Jazz Area – 1116
    31Voice Area – RH
    Woodwind Area – LH
      
    February 

    7

    Keyboard Area – RH
    String Area – LH
    Jazz Area – 1116
    Brass & Percussion Area – 1120 
    14Woodwind Area – RH
    Voice Area – LH 
    21String Area – RH
    Keyboard Area – LH
    Jazz Area – 1116 
    28Brass & Percussion Area – RH
    Voice Area – LH
    Woodwind Area – 1116
      
    March 
    7No area recitals (Spring Vacation)
    14Keyboard Area – RH
    Jazz Area – LH
    Brass & Percussion Area – 1116
    21Woodwind – RH
    String – LH
    Voice – 1116
    28Brass & Percussion Area – RH
    Keyboard Area – LH
    Jazz Area – 1116
      
    April 
    4Voice Area – RH
    Woodwind Area – LH
    String Area – 1116
    Brass & Percussion Area – 1120
    11Keyboard Area – RH
    String Area – LH
    Jazz Area – 1116
    18No Area Recitals (Last Week of Classes)
    25No Area Recitals (Final Examination Week)
  • Convocation Series — Wednesdays at 1 pm

    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Sebastian Vera, Trombone
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    FACULTY RECITAL
    Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Henning Schröder, Saxophone, and Yu-Lien The, Piano
    Dalton Center Recital Hall
     
    CANCELLED

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Student Musicale
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    GUEST ARTIST AND FACULTY RECITAL
    Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Sang Mee Lee, Violin, and Lori Sims, Piano
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Wednesday, March 2, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Yu Tamaki, Trombone
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    Wednesday, April 6, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Student Musicale
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Annual Honors Convocation presented by Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL)
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

  • Convo-Eligible Events — various times

    Wednesday, January 26, 2022 
    Western Brass Quintet

    Rescheduled to Feb. 22

     

    Wednesday, February 2, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Henning Schröder, Saxophone, and Yu-Lien The, Piano (free w/BPI pass)
     
    Rescheduled to Feb. 16

     

    Thursday, February 3, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Thursday, February 10, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Christopher Biggs, Composer, and Ben Schmidt-Swartz, Saxophone

     

    Tuesday, February 15, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Western Winds
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, February 16, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Henning Schröder, Saxophone, and Yu-Lien The, Piano (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Tuesday, February 22, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Western Brass Quintet

     

    Wednesday, February 23, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Sang Mee Lee, Violin, and Lori Sims, Piano (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Thursday, February 24, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Student Composers III
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

    Canceled

     

    Wednesday, March 2, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Yu Tamaki, Trombone (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Friday, March 4, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
    Helen Sung, Piano/Jazz (admission charge)

     

    Saturday, March 5, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    University Jazz Orchestra (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, March 14, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Euclid Quartet with Bruce Uchimura, Cello

     

    Tuesday, March 15, Recital Hall, 5:30 p.m.
    Mingyuan Yang, Bassoon

     

    Tuesday, March 15, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Jason Hausback, Trombone

     

    Monday, March 21, Recital Hall, 5 p.m.
    Drum Choir
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, March 21, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Flute Choir
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Friday, March 25, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
    GC44: Songbirds in Spring (admission charge)
    Featuring Rosana Eckert with Gold Company and GCII

    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Saturday, March 26, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
    GC44: Songbirds in Spring (admission charge)
    Featuring Rosana Eckert with Gold Company and GCII

    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Sunday, March 27, Recital Hall, 2 p.m.
    GC44: Songbirds in Spring (admission charge)
    Featuring Rosana Eckert with Gold Company and GCII

    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, March 28, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, March 28, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Opera Workshop
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

    Canceled

     

    Tuesday, March 29, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Opera Workshop
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

    Canceled

     

    Wednesday, March 30, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Shanna Pranaitis, Flute (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Sunday, April 3, Recital Hall, 3 p.m.
    Birds on a Wire
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, April 4, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Trombone Choir
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Tuesday, April 5, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    University Jazz Lab Band
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, April 6, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    The Crossing, Donald Nally, Conductor (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Thursday, April 7, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Gold Company II
    performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, April 11, Recital Hall, 5 p.m.
    Student Jazz Combo Showcase
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, April 13, Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Duo Diorama (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Thursday, April 14, YouTube Premiere, 5 p.m.
    Student Composers IV
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)