Support for the D.M.A. Qualifying Recital

The Music Department provides standard house and technical support, including a stage manager, preset lighting, house staff, audio recording, basic publicity for the recital, and ten complimentary tickets for the primary recitalist. Music Production Supervisor Dave Morrison should be consulted far in advance of the recital regarding any additional sound/lighting services or equipment that will be needed for the recital.

DMA students may apply for funding to support recital and dissertation costs by submitting a form (available from the department office) to the Discretionary Funds Committee, c/o the department office, when the committee issues a call for applications each fall. The application must be signed by the student’s general adviser. DMA students entering with a bachelor's degree are eligible for one award to support the MA-level recital/thesis, and a second award to support the Qualifying Recital and dissertation. DMA students entering with a master’s degree are eligible for one award in support of their dissertation and Qualifying Recital expenses. If the award is to be used for reimbursement of travel expenses for research associated with the recital/thesis project, airline boarding passes and original receipts for other travel expenses must be submitted. For reimbursement for purchases, original receipts and a brief explanation of their purpose must be submitted. All receipts should be submitted to Graduate Program Coordinator Laura McShane.

Each graduate student is entitled to $100 provided for honoraria for adjunct performers for the graduate recital. These funds cannot be used to pay UCSC faculty or student performers. To request payment for non-student performers, please provide Laura McShane with the name, mailing address, instrument performed, social security number, and payment amount for each performer, at least one month before the recital. You cannot be reimbursed for any payment you make directly to the performers; i.e. performers must be paid directly by the department for this funding to be used. Payment to performers usually takes 4-6 weeks.

The moving and tuning of a maximum of three keyboard instruments (excluding organ tuning) will be provided within regular staff schedules; organ and extra tunings will be charged to the student.

Rehearsals in the Music Center Recital Hall will be limited to the month preceding the recital, and should be scheduled with the Music Production Supervisor.