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: 10/4/22

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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

    September 
    5No Area Recitals (Labor Day Recess)
    12No Area Recitals
    19Keyboard – RH
    String – LH
    Jazz – 1116
    26Voice – RH
    Woodwind – LH
      
    October 

    3

    Brass and Percussion – RH
    String – LH
    Jazz – 1116
    10Woodwind – RH
    Voice – LH 
    17Keyboard – RH
    String – LH
    Brass and Percussion – 1116 
    24Voice – RH
    Jazz  – LH
    31Keyboard – RH
    Woodwind – LH
    Brass and Percussion – 1116
      
    November 
    7Voice – RH
    String – LH
    14Brass and Percussion – RH
    Keyboard – LH
    21Woodwind – RH
    Voice – LH
    Jazz – 1116
    28Keyboard – RH
    String – LH
    Jazz – 1116
      
    December 
    5Brass and Percussion – RH
    Voice – LH
    12No Area Recitals (Final Examination Week)
      
  • Convocation Series — Wednesdays at 1 pm

    FANFARES AND INTRODUCTIONS
    Wednesday, August 31, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Opening Convocation
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    KSO SEASON PREVIEW
    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Erik Shinn, Presenter
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
    Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    American Wild Ensemble
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDENT MUSICALE
    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    featuring Jazz, Keyboard, and String student performers
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDENT MUSICALE
    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    featuring Brass and Percussion, Composition, Voice, and Woodwind student performers
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    GUEST ARTIST PRESENTATION
    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Deirdre D.S. Sense, Hip-Hop Artist
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    FACULTY AND GUEST RECITAL
    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    Keith Hall Jazz Trio
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDENT MUSICALE
    Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    featuring Brass and Percussion, Jazz, and String student performers
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDENT MUSICALE
    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 — 1 pm — Free
    featuring Composition, Keyboard, Voice, and Woodwind student performers
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDENT RECITAL
    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    Multimedia Arts Technology Showcase
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    FACULTY PRESENTATION
    Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    Edward Roth, BRAIN Lab Coordinator
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDENT MUSICALE
    Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    featuring Composition, Keyboard, and Woodwind student performers
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDENT MUSICALE
    Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    featuring Brass and Percussion, Jazz, String, and Voice student performers
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    FACULTY RECITAL
    Wednesday, March 1, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    Western Brass Quintet
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDENT MUSICALE
    Wednesday, April 5, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    featuring Brass and Percussion, Composition, and Woodwind student performers
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    STUDENT MUSICALE
    Wednesday, April 12, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    featuring Jazz, Keyboard, String, and Voice student performers
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

     

    ANNUAL HONORS CONVOCATION
    Wednesday, April 19, 2023 — 1 pm — Free
    Presented by Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL)
    Dalton Center Recital Hall

  • Convo-Eligible Events — various times

    Thursday, Sept. 8, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Relic Ensemble

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Brass Faculty Showcase (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Monday, Sept. 19, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Mac McClure, Piano

     

    Thursday, Sept. 22, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Best of MAT
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Saturday, Sept. 24, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Ben McIlwain, Trombone

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 28, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    American Wild Ensemble (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Friday, Sept. 30, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Catalyst Quartet (free/BPI pass)

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 4, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    University Jazz Lab Band
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Thursday, Oct. 6, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    University Jazz Orchestra (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, Oct. 10, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Greg Spiridopoulos, Trombone

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 11, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Multimedia Concert

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 25, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    KSO Artists-in-Residence in a Program of Sonatas

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Deirdre D.S. Sense, Hip-Hop Artist (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Thursday, Oct. 27, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Live Electronics Concert

     

    Friday, Oct. 28, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Connor Sprunger, Clarinet

     

    Sunday, Oct. 30, Recital Hall, 3 pm
    Choral Showcase
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 1, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Western Winds
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 2, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Keith Hall Jazz Trio featuring Robert Hurst III, Bass (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Thursday, Nov. 3, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Cory Mixdorf, Trombone

     

    Friday, Nov. 4, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Gold Company Sneak Preview (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Friday, Nov. 11, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Opera: Susanna's Secret by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari and Doctor Miracle by Georges Bizet (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Saturday, Nov. 12, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Opera: Susanna's Secret by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari and Doctor Miracle by Georges Bizet (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Sunday, Nov. 13, Recital Hall, 3 pm
    University Symphony Orchestra
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Sunday, Nov. 13, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    David Zerkel, Tuba

     

    Friday, Nov. 18, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    University Jazz Orchestra and University Jazz Lab Band (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, Nov. 21, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Peter Steiner, Trombone

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 22, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    University Percussion Ensemble
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, Nov. 28, Recital Hall, 5 pm
    Jazz Combo Showcase
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Tuesday, Nov. 29, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Student Composers I
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 30, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Meridian Arts Ensemble (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Thursday, Dec. 1, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Jazz Masters Series: Chris Potter, Saxophone (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Tuesday, Dec. 6, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Birds on a Wire
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Campus Choir
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, Jan. 18, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Carl Ratner, Baritone

     

    Wednesday, Jan. 25, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Opus 21 Encore (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 1, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Western Winds (free w/BPI pass)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Thursday, Feb. 2, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    University Jazz Orchestra and University Jazz Lab Band (admission charge)
    performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 22, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Greg Jasperse, Voice, and Chico Pinheiro, Guitar (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Saturday, Feb. 25, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Choral Showcase
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Thursday, Feb. 28, Recital Hall, 5 pm
    Student Composers II
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, March 1, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    KSO/WMU Composers Workshop
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Friday, March 3, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Western Invitational Jazz Festival Guest Artist (admission charge)

     

    Saturday, March 4, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Western Invitational Jazz Festival Closing Concert (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Monday, March 13, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Andrew Mitchell, Trombone

     

    Friday, March 17, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    GC45: Gold Company and GC II (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Saturday, March 18, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    GC45: Gold Company and GC II (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Sunday, March 19, Recital Hall, 2 pm
    GC45: Gold Company and GC II (admission charge)
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Tuesday, March 21, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    KSO Artists-in-Residence: Burdick/Thorne String Quartet

     

    Wednesday, March 22, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    New Faculty Showcase (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Monday, March 27, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Donna Lee, Piano

     

    Monday, April 3, Recital Hall, 7: 30 pm
    Trombone Choir
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Tuesday, April 4, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    University Jazz Lab Band
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Wednesday, April 5, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Chromic Duo (free w/BPI pass)

     

    Thursday, April 6, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Gold Company II
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Saturday, April 8, Recital Hall, 1 pm
    Birds on a  Wire
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Saturday, April 8, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    University Percussion Ensemble
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)

     

    Saturday, April 15, Recital Hall, 7:30 pm
    Choral Showcase
    (performers/composers/participants may not earn credit)