Precollege Division Recording

Myers Recording Studio offers many recording services for the Precollege Division, including student recital recordings, private recording sessions, Precollege ensemble concert recordings and CD copy orders. Please follow the guidelines below to schedule recording services for you or your Precollege student.

2015-16 Recording Saturdays

Recording services for the Precollege Division are offered on the following "Recording Saturdays" only. If a Precollege Saturday is not listed, recording services are not available on that date. Please plan accordingly when scheduling recitals and preparing audition materials.

FALL 2015

September 26
October 3, 17, 24
November 14, 21
December 19


January 30
February 6
March 5
April 2, 9, 16, 30
May 14

Please be aware that if no confirmed recording services are scheduled two weeks prior to a Recording Saturday, that Recording Saturday will be cancelled.

Recital Recordings

Myers Recording Studio can make audio recordings of Precollege recitals that take place in Greenfield Hall, Miller Recital Hall, Pforzheimer Hall, Mikowsky Hall and the Bossi-Comelli Studio. HD video recordings are also now available for recitals that take place in Mikowsky Hall.

To request a recording of your recital, students or parent/guardians should submit a Recital Recording Request Form directly to the Precollege Office. Payment for all recital recordings is due by check when submitting the request form; credit card payments are not accepted.

You are strongly encouraged to submit your recording request as soon as you receive your recital date. All recording services are available on a first come, first served basis and are dependent on studio and personnel availability. Recital recording requests that are submitted within 2 weeks of the recital date will incur a $40 late fee, which is due when submitting the request form in addition to the standard recital recording fee.

Submitting the Recital Recording Request Form does not guarantee a student recital recording. The form will be sent to the Distance Learning and Recording Arts Department to be processed and approved and you will be notified within 5-7 business days as to whether the studio will be able to honor your request. If a recital recording request cannot be accommodated by Myers Recording Studio, all submitted recording payments will be returned in full.

Private Recording Sessions

Take advantage of MSM's state-of-the-art digital recording facility and professional engineering staff and book a private recording session to record audio and video material for upcoming applications, competitions, or festivals.

HD video recording sessions are now offered on Recording Saturdays in Mikowsky Hall. Audio and video files of the complete takes from your session will be delivered to you via a digital download link within 5-7 business days following the session. 

Audio-only recording sessions may also be scheduled in Greenfield Hall, Mikowsky Hall and Myers Recital Hall. These recordings are made in standard stereo format and include one CD master of all takes from the session. 

To schedule a recording session on a Recording Saturday, contact the Precollege Division directly at 917 493 4492 to discuss available recording session times and complete the required Recording Session Request Form.

Precollege students may also book recording sessions at MSM on non-Saturdays when available. To schedule a recording session on a non-Saturday, contact the Recording Services Manager directly at 917 493 4075 or

Recording session times are extremely limited during the peak performance seasons throughout the academic year. Please plan ahead and schedule your recording session far in advance of any submission deadlines for auditions or competitions.

Payment for all private recording sessions is due at the end of the recording session by cash or check only; credit cards are not accepted.

Precollege Concert Recording Purchases

Myers Recording Studio records many of the Precollege Division concerts throughout the year, as determined by the Precollege Division and the Distance Learning and Recording Arts Department. These include select orchestra, jazz ensemble and choir concerts in venues like Borden Auditorium, Greenfield Hall and Miller Recital Hall. Parent/guardians that have a student that has performed in a recorded Precollege concert may purchase up to three CD copies of that performance. Please note that due to duplication and licensing restrictions, Myers Recording Studio can provide a maximum of three CD copies of any MSM concert, recital or recording session CD.

A list of the concerts that will be recorded each year is made available in the Precollege Office. To purchase a CD, fill out a Copy Request Form in the Precollege Office and submit it along with the applicable payment. Payments are accepted by check only; credit card payments are not accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

I need to make a video for an upcoming audition. Does Myers Recording Studio do that?

Yes, Myers Recording Studio now offers HD video recording sessions on Precollege Recording Saturdays in Mikowsky Hall. The video and audio files you receive following the session are optimized for online use so you can easily upload them to sites like YouTube or other application websites.

You may also book an audio-only recording session with Myers Recording Studio and either hire a videographer to record the video portion, or bring in your own camera to record video yourself. You or your videographer could then take the high-quality recorded audio you receive from Myers Recording Studio and sync it up with your video. A listing of approved videographers is available from the Precollege Office.

Please note that Myers Recording Studio does not offer any duplication, syncing, editing, or post-production work of any kind for video material that is not recorded by the studio. 

How long does it take to receive my recording after the session?

For HD video recording sessions, you'll receive a link to download both video and audio files of all complete takes from the session within 5-7 business days. DVD or CD copies are also available at an additional cost if needed.

At the end of an audio-only recording session, you'll receive a CD with all recorded takes from the session. Once you listen to the CD at home and select your favorite takes, Myers Recording Studio can compile those selected takes onto a final CD if needed for an additional charge. Please allow up to 5 business days to receive a final CD of selected takes.

What is the Recording Release Agreement?

The 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. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign for them. Download the MSM Recording Release Agreement here.

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). You can subscribe to the office’s free electronic newsletter from the site, or by sending an e-mail message to In the body of the message write: Subscribe USCopyright.

Additional sources for information on copyright include the National Music Publishers Association (, the Copyright Society of the USA ( and the Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center (


Chris Shade
Recording Services Manager
917 493 4075