Student Programs

For more information on student programs, go to the Main Office (102 Music Building), call 517-353-5340, or send the office an email at mainoffice@music.msu.edu

Students will be responsible for all content contained in the program.  Students should review their “final” program with their faculty prior to submitting to the Main Office for formatting and printing.

Main Office staff will only edit the format and will not edit any content (dates, names, spelling, etc.) so that the program will print appropriately.

Student Program template

  • Once a signed recital contract is submitted, the Main Office will:
    • Verify date and time is reserved on the Web Calendar
    • Send a digital copy to the faculty member, for their records
    • Send an email to the student with the “Student Program template” attached
      • Email to contain other general information regarding student programs
  • General timelines for student programs
    • “Final,” faculty-approved program to be submitted 2 weeks prior to performance
    • Main Office to review, return “ready to print” program 1 week prior to performance
    • Last edits/revisions due back to Main Office 3 business days prior to performance
      • If no response to “ready to print” program, it will be printed “as is” 2 days prior to performance
    • Main Office to print 2 business days prior to performance
      • Make sure to visit the Main Office during standard business hours (8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday) to pick up printed programs
    • Main Office will not accept “day of” program print requests
      • If student submits a program on the “day of,” they will need to pay out-of-pocket and find service elsewhere (such as FedEx Office on Grand River Ave, near Harrison Rd)
    • Main Office will not accept weekend recital program requests on Friday prior to recital
      • If student submits a program on Friday before a weekend recital, they will need to pay out-of-pocket and find service elsewhere (such as FedEx Office on Grand River Ave, near Harrison Rd)
    • Exception:  Lecture Recitals’ programs will be printed/finalized on a case-by-case basis
  • Expectations for student programs
    • Submissions must be on template or will be returned and not processed by Main Office
    • Main Office will only edit the format for printing purposes; will NOT contribute content
    • Student is responsible for:
      • Names of performers and associated instruments
      • Time/date/location of performance
      • Type of recital (grad/undergrad… required/non-required)
      • Names of pieces
      • Names of movements
      • Names of composers
      • Composers’ birth/death dates
    • Student must have faculty sponsor review and approve program prior to submission
    • Students must provide a copy of all performance programs for College of Music records
      • If a student chooses to print their programs outside of the Main Office, a copy must still be submitted to the Main Office within 1 business day of the performance
    • Programs may not be posted on walls or doors in any College of Music building
      • Programs posted in inappropriate areas will be removed
  • For required performances only:
    • 30 copies of program printed on “natural” program paper
    • Additional copies available upon request, but only on standard paper OR paper provided by student