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Performing Arts Center Recital Hall Regulations

Applicant/Sponsors are required to read and agree to abide by the following specific rules regarding the use of of this facility.

Operations Manager: 

Candice D. Mongellow

O: 512.245.6510
C: 301.906.4003

School of Music recitals in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center will function as follows:

  • Booking:
    • The Recital Hall will be booked through the School of Music who will approve the date, time and location of the event. The Applicant/Sponsor of the event is responsible to ensure that all rules are followed.
    • School of Music recitals are scheduled in the following two-hour blocks:
      • M-F:
        • 5:30pm - 7:30pm - 6pm performance
        • 7:30pm - 9:30pm - 8pm performance
      • Sa-Su:
        • 1:30pm-3:30pm – 2pm performance
        • 3:30pm-5:30pm – 4pm performance
        • 5:30pm-7:30pm – 6pm performance
        • 7:30pm-9:30pm – 8pm performance
    • Once the recital is scheduled, the performer will need to contact the Operations Manager at the Performing Arts Center to verify set-up needs, instrumentation and to schedule a two-hour rehearsal block in the space, if applicable.
  • Rehearsals:
    • Student recitals are entitled to one two-hour rehearsal in the Recital Hall and Faculty and Guest Artists may request two – two-hour blocks of rehearsal time.
    • For performances requiring additional sound and/or video requirements, a one-hour technical rehearsal during business hours is required prior to the event.
    • All rehearsals are requested and approved directly through the Operations Manager of the Performing Arts Center.
  • Equipment:
    • School of Music recitals may use any of the instrumentation available at the facility, pending availability.
    • All acoustic curtains will be set in a default position, and the only adjustment that may be made will be the position of the upstage curtain, which may be closed in order to soften the sound in the space.
    • One Steinway grand piano will be in place on the recital hall stage at all times, unless otherwise requested.
    • There will be one racks of 18 chairs, and one rack of 18 music stands available for use in the stage right wing.
    • It is expected that any equipment used will be returned to its stored space at the end of the scheduled reservation.
  • Personnel:
    • An Event Coordinator will be provided by the Performing Arts Center to run lighting and record performances. Any personnel requirements outside of that must be provided by the person(s) who reserved the space. This includes personnel to run sound, video cues, or set changes as well as serve as front of house staff for directing patrons to the Recital Hall and distributing programs.

Technical Resources:

  • All technical requirements must be communicated in advance. 
  • Audio:
    • Two handheld wireless mics are available upon request.  Any additional mic requests must be advanced ahead of time.
  • Projection/Video:
    • The projector and screen are available for use, if arranged in advance.
    • A computer must be provided to interface with the projector.
    • If sound is required from the computer, in addition to video, that must be stated in advance.


  • Pre or post event receptions must be scheduled in advance with the Operations Manager of the Performing Arts Center and may not be permitted due to other events in the facility.
  • Any approved food and beverage events must take place in the lower lobby and it is the responsibility of the event host to make sure that all refreshments are confined to that area.
  • Two six-foot long tables can be provided in the lower lobby upon request.
  • Receptions are requested and approved directly through the Operations Manager of the Performing Arts Center.