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Student Recital Program Procedures


Recitalists will receive an email about 1 month to 3 weeks prior to their recital date, requesting information on their recital program. Please send your information by the requested due date. Undergraduate students should send their information to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Angelie Peterson (, and graduate students should send their information to the Graduate Program Coordinator, Kelsea Aaberg ( If you do not receive an email and your recital is coming up, please take initiative and contact us. We do our best to keep tabs on all recitals that are happening but there are many of them, and it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you have a program.

You can expect a rough draft of your program within one week of submitting your information, and we will give you roughly a week to get back to us with any corrections. Exact dates will be provided when we contact you and will be dependent on your recital dates and the office schedule.

The student program information must include:

    • Full name, instrument (if voice, must say soprano, alto, bass, tenor, vocal jazz, etc.), and whether you are in JAAMS (Jazz Program)
    • Accompanist name, if applicable
    • Time, date, place
    • Indicate if the program is a senior, junior, student, or graduate program
    • Indicate whether it is required for a degree program
    • Phone number and email address of student
    • Faculty phone number and email address

Program order containing

  • Composer (dates)
  • Title of piece
  • Additional performers (accompanist, band members, etc.)
  • Placement of Intermission, if there is one


Once your program is ready, we will send it to you for review or print it out so you can see a hard copy. Thoroughly review all of the information and check for errors. Coordinate with your professor so they can also have a chance to review your program. We cannot guarantee any changes once the deadline for review has passed and there will be no reprints due to errors that were not brought to our attention or last minute changes.

If your recital is in Bezanson, your programs will be delivered there.

If your recital is not in Bezanson, you must come and pick up your programs from 273 (grads) or 263C (undergrads). We will email you when your programs are ready for pick up.

We want your recital day to be stress free, and we appreciate your cooperation in sending in your information early and proofreading the draft carefully. Best of luck!


Should you wish to create your own program, please let your program coordinator (Kelsea-grad or Angelie-undergrad) know. You must provide your program coordinator with THREE copies of your program for records and reporting purposes. Please see the guidelines from marketing below regarding departmental printed material.

The Department’s program logo should appear centered at the top of the cover, and the UMass/HFA logo (link to jpg or eps) should appear at the bottom of either the front or back cover. Our official font for programs is Perpetua, and the font size for programs is generally 11 pt or larger. 

Any questions about branding/styles may be directed to Marketing/Publicity Director Matt Longhi,, 545-0018.