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Write engaging program notes: Put it all together

One approach to writing informative and authoritative program notes for your recital

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See these guides for writing about music, in particular:

Department requirements

Correct citations for musical works are required for all programs: 

  • Identify each work including titles, sources (collection, opera, or show title), all composers' names and years, movements being performed

Note under "Prepare your program":

  • For all recitals except Senior Recitals, any texts/translations for a voice recital, or program notes, may be given on a separate handout that is copied at your own expense.  (Note: separate handouts must be submitted to your advisor for review and approval.)