Student Recital Recordings

Myers Recording Studio records over 400 student recitals each academic year. Students who wish to have their recital recorded should follow the policies and procedures below.

NEW FOR 2016-17!

MSM’s Recording Arts Department now offers one free stereo audio recording to all students giving a final, Required graduation recital. Students may also elect to upgrade to a recording package that includes HD Video or Multi-Mic Recording for an additional fee.

To schedule and confirm a recording for any type of recital (Required or Non-Required), students must fill out a Recital Recording Request Form and submit it to the Recording Arts Office in Room 312 no later than four weeks prior to the recital date. Requests received less than four weeks prior to the recital will incur a $70 late fee. Failure to turn in the Recital Recording Request Form will result in the recital not being recorded.

Please note:

Any applicable payment for your recital recording is due when submitting the request form to the Recording Arts Office in the form of cash or check only; credit cards are not accepted. It will serve as a deposit, which will be refunded if your request cannot be honored.

All student recitals are recorded by advance request only. Myers Recording Studio will make every effort to honor your request for a student recital recording. However, recording services are available on a first come, first served basis and are dependent on studio and personnel availability.

Students who cancel their confirmed student recital recording with less than four weeks' notice will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer video recording?

Yes! MSM's Myers Recording Studio offers HD video recording for recitals that take place in both Miller Recital Hall and Mikowsky Recital Hall*. Video recording services are not offered in any other halls at MSM by Myers Recording Studio at this time, but a listing of recommended videographers for hire is available in Room 312.

Students may also elect to personally video record an MSM student recital using a single camera on a tripod or a smartphone/table. Personal video recording must be done in accordance with the Equipment & Venue Policies and Personal Use Terms of Agreement outlined in the Recital Confirmation Packet.

*Please note that the original source video files of recorded recitals will only be kept by Myers Recording Studio for 30 days after delivery of the recordings via digital download. Students must download, review, and retain all video recordings within 30 days.  Further edits, changes, or fixes will not be possible once the source files are deleted after 30 days. 

What is the Multi-Mic Audio Recording Package?

By special request, multi-mic recording is available to students whose recitals are scheduled to take place in Myers Recital Hall, Miller Recital Hall or the Bossi-Comelli Studio. This package is intended primarily for jazz or contemporary ensembles. Please note that an additional setup fee applies to multi-mic recital recordings that take place in the Bossi-Comelli Studio.

When will I receive my recordings?

You'll receive an email when your recital recording is ready to download, normally within 5-7 business days following your recital. During the peak recital and performance season of March-May however, production will take longer.

Can I get physical copies of my student recital?

Myers Recording Studio has committed to delivering the highest-quality recordings to the students and community at MSM. Therefore, all recordings of student recitals and private recording sessions are delivered digitally in full-resolution format. If needed however, physical media such as CDs and DVDs are available for purchase at an additional cost by completing a Recorded Media Copy Request Form following your recital.


Where can my recital be recorded?

Myers Recording Studio can audio record student recitals in Greenfield Hall, Myers Recital Hall, Mikowsky Hall, Pforzheimer Hall, Miller Recital Hall and the Bossi-Comelli Studio. HD video recordings are available in Miller Recital Hall and Mikowsky Recital Hall only. Myers Recording Studio cannot record recitals given off-campus or in Room 707.

Who records my recital?

Myers Recording Studio's professional engineering staff records all student recitals only.

Can I bring in my own audio recording equipment and/or audio engineer to record my recital?

No. In accordance with MSM’s Audio Recording Policy, all concerts, events and student recitals at MSM are recorded and engineered by the Myers Recording Studio facility and its staff only. Personal audio recording is strictly prohibited. Violation of this policy can result in school sanctions.

Will I see a recording engineer before or during my recital?

Most recitals are recorded remotely from the recording studio control room, so you may not see a recording engineer before or during your recital.

Does Myers Recording Studio provide amps and cables for student recitals?

No, students are responsible for supplying their own amplification equipment and cables for all recording sessions, recitals and performances at MSM.

Do you lend or rent any recording equipment for recitals?

No, Myers Recording Studio does not lend or rent recording equipment under any circumstances.

What if I need a PA system for my recital?

A portable PA system may be signed out from the Office of Student Engagement. Jazz students are responsible for arranging their own PA requirements for recitals in cooperation with the Jazz Arts Department.

What do I do if there are problems with my recital recording?

It is your responsibility to listen to your recital recording and notify Myers Recording Studio immediately of any problems. The studio will make any possible corrections within 30 days of your receipt of your recording order. After 30 days, you will be charged a $20 correction fee for any changes you request. You must fill out a Copy Correction Request Form in Room 312 to have your request processed.

Does Myers Recording Studio provide editing services for recital recordings?

No, Myers Recording Studio does not offer editing, mixing, mastering, or any other post production services for student recital recordings.

How do I cancel my confirmed recital recording request?

You must personally cancel your confirmed recital recording reservation with Myers Recording Studio. A $50 cancellation fee will apply if less than four weeks' notice is given.

What is the Recording Release Agreement?

The Recording Release Agreement states that, in accordance with receiving permission to record with Myers Recording Studio, all individuals involved agree to abide by the contents of the agreement if the recording is used or distributed for anything other than personal purposes (e.g., promotional or commercial distribution). Anyone requesting a private recording session or recital recording must read, sign and submit the Recording Release Agreement.

What do I need to know about copyright?

For information regarding copyright law, please access the following Web sites: 

Harry Fox Agency, Inc. was established in 1927 as a musical copyright information source and licensing agency for the music industry. HFA currently represents more than 27,000 music publishers and is the premier licensing resource for the mechanical use of music reproduced in all formats and media.

United States Copyright Office: Visit this site for information on the function and history of the Copyright Office, and details on the services they provide (including copyright registration).

Additional sources for information on copyright include the National Music Publishers Association (www.nmpa.org), the Copyright Society of the USA (www.csusa.org) and the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center (http://fairuse.stanford.edu/).

contact

Chris Shade
Recording Services Manager
917 493 4075
cshade@msmnyc.edu