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Performers/Directors are required to make their own programs using the provided template.
If a performer/director wishes to create a program that does not follow the template, they may; however, they will be responsible for printing/distribution and will be required to make a second program that does match the template.
It is the performer/director's responsibility to edit and proofread their programs, the production staff will not assist with this.
It is the student's responsibility to have their program approved by their private instructor BEFORE submitting it to the production staff.
Three weeks before a performance, the performer/director will receive an email reminding them about their responsibility to create a program.
Two weeks before a performance, the performer/director will receive a second reminder email.
One before a performance, the performer/director MUST submit a digital copy of a program to the production staff.
If a program is not submitted, the production staff will not assist with printing/distributing programs. The performer/director will still be required to submit a program.
Program Style Guide
Use the font “Times New Roman” size 10 - 12pt
Programs must be 8” x 5.5” (Also called “Statement” size)
There should be a blank line between the top logo and the title. That line should be font size 14pt.
Top title should be bold and in 14pt font.
The time should be indicated with either “AM” or “PM” Use 2 blank lines between the performer information and the next piece.
If no new performer information is necessary, only use two lines between composer information and the next piece
Never let a piece’s “block” (Title, Composer/Arranger info, Performer info) be separated between two pages.
Piece names are broken into four categories
Large pieces with given names are written in italics
The Light Eternal
Small works with given names (think vocal songs that aren’t part of cycles)
“O Rosa Bella”
“An die Musik”
Generic titles are not italicized
Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2. *Note the location of commas and capitalization
Pieces from larger works are in quotation marks, but while the larger work is in italics
“Ah, se fosse” from La clemenza di Tito
From The Phantom of the Opera
“Angel of Music”
“All I Ask of You”
Use the capitalization convention of the title language:
English: All words except for prepositions and articles are capitalized
Italian: The first word and proper nouns are capitalized
German: The first word and all nouns are capitalized
French: The first word is capitalized. If the first word is “Le” or “Les” of “L’ ” then the second word is also capitalized. Proper nouns are capitalized. It’s best to look up how the composer capitalized the title.
Use the common full version of their name without abbreviations:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Johann Sebastian Bach
Be careful of diacritical marks:
An arranger should be marked by the abbreviation “arr.” followed by the arranger’s last name. i.e. John Dunstable arr. Grainger
If a composer is dead, use a birth and death year in parentheses with an n-dash in the middle (n-dash is longer than a hyphen.) No spaces between dates and dashes. i.e. (1770–1827)
If a composer is still alive, use their birth year preceded by “b.” and a space. i.e. (b. 1990)
If either the birth or death year is unknown, use “c.” followed by a space. i.e. (c. 1478–c. 1515)
Use a performer’s preferred stage name followed by a comma and their instrument or voice type in lowercase centered below the piece title and composer information. Example below.
John Smith, alto saxophone
Jane Miranda, soprano
If the program is for someone’s recital, always put their name first in the list, followed by the others.
If the exact same performer (or set of performers) is performing multiple pieces in a row, you only need to put their name and instrument/voice type once under the first piece. Then when the performer/ensemble changes, put the new information under the new performer’s/group’s first piece.
|Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49, No. 2||Ludwig van Beethoven|
|Performer name, piano|
|The Light Eternal||James Swearingen|
Director Name, director
Downloadable Program Template