Performing in public is basic to the musician's craft. Developing even a moderate level of skill in public performance requires considerable study, practice, and experience. Therefore, to foster these skills, music students are required to present a minimum number of solo public performances in the student's major applied area each year. These performances are an outgrowth of the studies pursued in the applied lessons and must be approved in advance by the student's major applied instructor. Generally, single movements from a multi-movement work or a single-movement work is considered an appropriate choice of literature for a solo public performance. The performance must be presented on an official student recital program (e.g., Student Recital Hour, Junior Recital, or Senior Recital). Specific degree-program requirements regarding solo public performances are listed below under the heading Degree and Course Requirements.