Recital and Audition Recording Information
Audio recording, video recording, and streaming services are available to Department of Music students, faculty, and staff via the Broadcast / Media Services Department. NOTE: A minimum of two (2) weeks notice is required to guarantee any audio, video or streaming production services. Requests made with less notice may not be accommodated.
Junior / Senior Student Recitals
As part of the recital application process, students may request audio recording, video recording, and streaming of their performance. Fees for these services are paid via OneCard in the Music Department Office (HOM 245) at the time of the recital application. Fees and available services assume a one hour long recital, and are dependent on the performing venue (see below).
Audition Recording (for Enrolled Students Only)
- Students must first obtain permission from their sponsoring instructor to reserve a recording venue. Fees and available services assume a one hour long recording, and are dependent on the performing venue (see below). Venues are reserved through the R-25 system by contacting Barb Barth (x3568). Broadcast / Media Services cannot reserve recording venues on behalf of students.
- Once a space has been reserved, students must contact Jeffrey O’Donnell to request recording engineer(s) based on the services requested.
- Payments should be made in advance via OneCard. To pay, please visit Jeffrey O’Donnell (x8613), Skifter Hall 109.
- Audition recording sessions lasting longer than one hour will be billed an additional $15 per hour.
- Recordings made for audition purposes must be done in complete takes on a movement or piece by piece basis.
- Students should allow sufficient time (at least two business days) for any file preparation, packaging, and delivery of their audition materials.
Performance Venue Technology
Urness Recital Hall and Boe Memorial Chapel
Urness Recital Hall and Boe Memorial Chapel are equipped with state-of-the-art suspended omnidirectional microphones, microphone pre-amplifiers, and digital mixing, monitoring, and recording devices capable of producing high quality stereo audio recordings
Urness Recital Hall is equipped with three high definition remote controlled video cameras; Boe Memorial Chapel has four. Each venue is also equipped with a switching system capable of producing HD video content with title cards and overlays.
Studio A in Skifter Hall is equipped with state-of-the-art suspended omnidirectional microphones, microphone pre-amplifiers, and digital mixing, monitoring, and recording devices capable of producing high quality stereo audio recordings.
There are no permanently installed cameras in Studio A. Video recording is available on request, using portable equipment; additional fees apply since this requires extra equipment and labor.
CHM 138 / 140, Fosnes, Ytterboe Lounge
Other venues used for occasional performances are not equipped with any permanent equipment. Audio and video recording services are available on request, using portable equipment.
Since additional equipment and labor is required, the fees for these venues are higher. Please consult with Broadcast / Media Services as early as possible (at least two weeks prior to your recital) if you desire recording services for a performance in one of these venues.
Rates and Services
AUDIO ONLY RECORDING – All Venues – $25
The performing student will receive one copy of their performance or audition on CD, edited to remove extended applause and pauses between musical works. In the case of recital performances, an additional copy will be placed on reserve check-out in the music library. These recordings will be made available as soon as possible following the recital or recording session, most often within 48 hours. Additional CDs may be requested by contacting Jeffrey O’Donnell in Broadcast Media Services. Each additional CD is $5 per copy, plus tax.
AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING
Urness Recital Hall, Boe Memorial Chapel – $55
Studio A, CHM 140, Fosnes, Ytterboe Lounge – $100
In addition to the audio CD as described above, students will receive one copy of their performance or audition on standard definition DVD. This DVD is not edited to remove applause and pauses, but does contain chapter markers for ease of viewing. DVDs are made available as soon as is possible, most often within two weeks of the performance date or audition recording. NOTE: If a faster turnaround for DVD delivery is required, advance notice must be given at the time the service is requested. Last minute requests for video services cannot easily be accommodated. Additional DVDs may be requested by contacting Jeffrey O’Donnell in Broadcast Media Services. Each additional DVD is $5 per copy, plus tax.
An 1080p H.264 encoded MP4 video is available upon request. To receive an unedited copy of a recital performance or audition in this format, students should contact Joshua Wyatt in Broadcast / Media Services. You will need to provide a portable storage device with sufficient available storage (approx. 1.5GB for a one-hour recital).
AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDING, WITH STREAMING
Urness Recital Hall and Boe Memorial Chapel – $70
Studio A, CHM 138 / 140, Fosness, Ytterboe Lounge – $115
Students may choose to have their student recital streamed live and on demand, in addition to receiving the audio CD, DVD, and digital files described above. Students requesting this service will receive by email a direct link to the stream that can be shared with friends and family. Student recital streams are not listed with other St. Olaf College public web streams. Only those provided the link by the performing student will be able to find the stream. Streams will be made live approximately 10 minutes before the start of the recital. An on-demand archive is generally available immediately after the conclusion of a recital.
Recital stream archives are available for 60 days following the recital. If, for any reason, a student wishes to have the archive of a recital disabled, they may do so by emailing Jeffrey O’Donnell.
If a student wishes to include a PDF of their recital program in the player window of the stream, they may do so by sending the file to Jeffrey O’Donnell. NOTE: Any copyrighted texts or translations MUST BE REMOVED prior to submitting the file for online posting.