The Gettysburg College curriculum mandates a capstone experience for every major, which will normally be completed in the senior year. The student completing the capstone is expected to:
engage in an experience that integrates learning across the major curriculum,
demonstrate an appropriate level of mastery over the chosen area of concentration, and
demonstrate mastery of the communication conventions of the major.
All music majors in the Sunderman Conservatory of music prepare a senior recital/degree recital or capstone project that demonstrates the culmination of their academic and musical studies. Some students also present junior recitals as part of their academic program or by special nomination.