Student Recital Reservations

Spring 2021

We are pleased to initiate the student recital reservation process for the Spring 2021 semester.  Students are invited to submit requests for preferred recital dates, times, and locations using the Student Recital Reservation Form below.  

For the Spring semester, student recital availability will be limited to degree required recitals only.  Due to the limitations placed on NEC facilities due to COVID-19, optional recitals will not be scheduled for the Spring semester at this time.   

All recitals will be required to conform to distancing, timeframe, and venue restrictions based on COVID-19 health and safety standards.  Please see details below for more information.  
Recitals must be reserved a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of your preferred recital date.  All recital requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis.  Every effort will be made to honor your date, time, and location requests. 

If your degree required recital was cancelled as part of NEC's campus-wide COVID-19 shutdown between March-May, 2019, please contact the Scheduling Office to review options for reprogramming your recital.

Please allow 48 business hours for your reservation request to be processed. 


recital halls

Students may reserve the following halls for required degree recitals.  Halls are available on a first come, first served basis, and the Scheduling Office will work with you to reserve your preferred space. 

  • Brown Hall 

  • Williams Hall 

  • Burnes Hall 

  • Pierce Hall 

  • Keller Room 

  • Eben Jordan 



Please reference the Spring 2021 Student Recital Availability Schedule (below) to view available recital dates and times.  This schedule will be regularly updated to show remaining available options.  The Scheduling Office will work with you to reserve your preferred date and time. 

Recital Availability Calendar

Halls listed above will be available for the following time slots: 

  • 12:00pm-2:00pm 

  • 4:00pm-6:00pm 

  • 8:00pm-10:00pm 

Other dates and times will be considered at the discretion of the Scheduling Office, and as hall availability permits. 



All recitals must adhere to COVID-19 standards for social distancing, instrument designation, playing duration, and venue.  Please consider the details below as you plan your recital program and timeframe, and as you consider your venue needs. 

All students are entitled to 60-90 minutes of recital playing time, using the following criteria for programmatic scheduling based on group designation: 

  •  Group 1, strings/piano/percussion/harp/guitar (non-aerosol)   

    • With or without accompaniment: 90 minutes of playing time total 

      • Mandatory 30-minute break after 60 minutes of playing 

      • Example 1: 60 minutes performing, 30-minute break, 30 minutes performing 

      • Example 2: 30 minutes performing, 30-minute break, 60 minutes performing 

      • Reservation duration: 120 minutes of hall time 

  • Group 2, winds/brass/voice (aerosol) 

    • With or without accompaniment: 60 minutes of playing time total 

      • Mandatory 60-minute break after 30 minutes of playing 

      • Example: 30 minutes performing, 60 minutes break, 30 minutes performing 

      • Reservation duration: 120 minutes of hall time

Accompanied vs. unaccompanied: we will work with you to structure your reservation to accommodate your preferred programming. Please note that total ensemble size for student recitals is limited to 8 persons maximum (including soloist.)

CI Majors performing live must meet all protocols as mentioned above. Students should consult with CI Department chairs to discuss alternative recital options (live-streaming, pre-recorded, etc.)



Recording and Performance Technology Services (RPTS) are available to provide audio/visual services for all required student recitals.  This includes services for audio recording and livestreaming.   Students may also make use of self-service recording and livestreaming equipment in all halls. 

Alternatively, students may use their own equipment, or engage an outside engineer to record for you.  All outside persons must have tested negative for COVID-19 prior to being permitted on campus, and all extra persons count toward total audience allowances, as described below. 

Please contact RPTS directly ( for all questions regarding recital audio/visual services, fees, and scheduling. 



Dress rehearsals in the reserved recital venue will be limited to 60 minutes maximum (with appropriate breaks for Group 2 designations.)  Dress rehearsals will be scheduled after confirmation of your approved recital date. 


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, allowances for audience members are reduced.  Based on the guidelines for health and safety from the city of Boston, and in accordance with COVID-19 precautions, the only persons who are permitted in attendance for student recitals are immediate studio faculty members and any additional performers taking part in the recital.  With regret, family members, fellow students, or other community members are not permitted out of an abundance of caution. 


Reservation Requirements

Please complete the student recital reservation form below to make a formal recital request.  The Scheduling Office will contact you by email to confirm availability and plan next steps, including scheduling for dress rehearsal dates and production needs.  Your request is not final until you receive confirmation from the Scheduling Office. 



Any recital that is rescheduled, cancelled, or postponed within 48 hours of the Scheduling Office confirming a recital date will result in a fine of $75.   



All recitals must be reserved a minimum of 4 weeks in advance of your preferred recital date.  All recital requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis.  Every effort will be made to honor your date, time, and location requests. 

Thank you for your patience and flexibility regarding the challenges placed on the student recital program and process for the upcoming semester.  We look forward to working with you to provide the best possible experience. 



Click the link below to submit your student recital reservation form.  Please review all details before submitting your form.  

Student Recital Request Form