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Spring 2020 Recitals and Juries

The USC Thornton school has issued guidance for degree recitals and juries during the Spring 2020 semester.

Degree Recitals

  • For every student recital that is curricularly necessary for an already expected Spring 2020 graduation, departments are required to facilitate a recital OR an agreed-upon substitute as a capstone experience by May 15, 2020.
  • Departments are encouraged whenever possible to continue other already scheduled curricularly-required recitals even if not for immediate graduation needs.
  • Non-required recitals as well as junior recitals and graduate recitals for students not graduating in Spring 2020 may be considered for postponement.
  • All recitals or substitutes in Spring 2020 must adhere to social distancing parameters as if a “Shelter in Place” order were in force, meaning students may not perform together in-person.
  • The acceptable forms of recitals in your department (live stream, recording, alternative recorded presentation, written document, etc.) are to be decided by the chair in consultation with the faculty and with approval of the Vice Dean.

Juries

  • All juries that were originally planned for Spring 2020 must still take place in some acceptable form, since juries are the final exam for the course.
  • Departments are encouraged to modify the mode of delivery and content of the jury as appropriate to each situation.
  • All juries in Spring 2020 must adhere to social distancing parameters as if a “Shelter in Place” order were in force, meaning students may not perform together in-person.
  • Possible approaches to juries include live Zoom sessions with the faculty, recordings, or other substitutes which are to be decided by the chair in consultation with the faculty and with approval of the Vice Dean.
  • Evaluation should be conducted as closely as possible to the spirit of normal juries.

Information about this semester’s academic advising process is available hereIf you have particular needs and you’re not sure who to reach out to, please contact your Thornton academic adviser or the USC Campus Support & Intervention office at 213-740-0411 or uscsupport@usc.edu.