Giving Recitals at Juilliard
One of the greatest things about Juilliard is that anyone can have a recital. A lot of conservatories require that third and fourth year students give recitals and do not allow younger students to, but at Juilliard you can be in any class. The only requirement is that if you are a first year student, your recital must be combined with another person, which is actually a great thing! Chamber music recitals are probably the most common.
One of my chamber groups this semester requested to give a recital, and we were given an entire hour to fill with music! Since our piece (Suite dans le Style Ancient, Op. 24 for Two Flutes, Trumpet, and String Quartet by Vincent D’Indy) was only 15 minutes, we each prepared our own pieces to perform in addition to the D’Indy. It was a great opportunity to be able to perform a solo piece and a chamber piece in the same concert, and it is always great experience performing and public speaking to an audience.
The two main recital spaces at Juilliard are Paul Hall and Morse Hall. My chamber group performed in Morse Hall for our recital; we decided on an all French program.