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Recording Studio Rates and Policies

Recital, Chamber Music, and Ensemble Recordings

All degree recitals (except junior recitals), all Peabody performances published in the yearly Concert Calendar, all Thursday Noon performances, and all Peabody Preparatory senior and ensemble performances are automatically recorded (it is not necessary to call Recording Studios to confirm).

All degree recitals (except junior recitals) are recorded for free without recording or hall charges.

Students may obtain a free copy of their degree recitals from the Audio Visual section of the music library.

Students may obtain additional copies of their recitals and other public performances by placing an audio duplication request online.

Students who wish to have their non-degree or junior recital recorded by the Peabody Recording Studios are required to schedule at least two weeks in advance and pre-pay a flat fee of $50.00.  A fee for non-degree recitals that are OVER 60 minutes long will be determined by the Recording Studio Manager. To schedule a non-degree recital recording please contact Ed Tetreault at 667-208-6572.

Conductors and Soloists of a large ensemble may obtain a free copy of their performances by placing an audio duplication request online, indicating whether they were a conductor or a soloist in the performance.

Studio video recordings are available on special request only. For rates and scheduling of video recordings please contact Ed Tetreault at 667-208-6572.

Audio Duplication Requests

Audio duplication request are placed on our website.

Audio duplication fees include materials and services.

Editing is not included in the price (performers who require editing will be charged $50/hr).

High-volume duplications (additional copies of the same performance) are available.

Duplications will be completed within 10 working days.

Rush duplications (within three working days) will include an additional 25% of the cost.

Shipping is available for an additional cost (indicated in the table below).

Pre-payment is required prior to the order being processed.

All work and materials are warranted for thirty days, replacement only.

Audio Duplication Fees

Compact Disk


Up to 74 minutes

$6.00 ea


$10.00 total

Additional copy**

$4.00 ea

Shipping and Handling


1 CD


2 CDs


3 CDs


4 CDs


*Note: Most large ensemble concerts span two (2) or more CDs.

**Note: Additional Copy refers to the same performance.

Recording Session Requests

Recording Session bookings require a 2-week notice.

Hourly rates do not include material cost.

A one (1) hour minimum booking is required.

Pre-payment is required and is non-refundable for the sessions cancelled with less than 24-hour notice.

Rates include the use of the recording studio and a student engineer.

Video sessions will be charged an additional flat fee of $50.00 for additional setup, video editing, and file storage.

Students who prefer to record in one of the halls must pay a hall rental fee, in addition to a recording fee.

Students recording with organ, two pianos, or ensembles too large for the recording studio may record in a hall without paying a hall rental fee.

Recording Session Fees

2 track recording


Editing and Mastering


24 track recording


Multitrack Mixdown


Non-degree recital


Hall Rental Rates

Friedberg Hall

$150.00/half-day flat rate (up to 4Hrs)

Griswold Hall
and Byrd Hall

$300.00/full-day flat rate (up to 8 Hrs)

and Goodwin Hall

$75.00/day flat rate

Piano Tuning

The piano located in the Recording Studio is tuned on a regular schedule. However, special tunings can be requested for sessions in both the Recording Studio and the Performance Halls. An additional fee of $135.00 will be charged for each tuning.


Use of Performance Halls for Personal Recordings and Sessions

The use of personal recording equipment (both Audio and Video) in Friedberg Concert Hall, Griswold Hall, Goodwin Recital Hall, Byrd Hall, and Cohen-Davison Theatre is allowed only under the following circumstances:

Recording for personal practice and review during the 2 hour allotted rehearsal time for a degree recital.

Recording for personal practice and review during the 1 hour allotted rehearsal time for a non-degree recital.

Recording for personal practice and review during a faculty-supervised repertoire class or master class.

Recording for personal practice and review during a faculty-supervised rehearsal for departmental recitals or concerts.

Recording for personal practice and review during the time slot given to contestants participating in a Peabody competition.

Please be advised that with the exception of the examples stated above, professional level recordings in the above mentioned performance halls require the approval of the Peabody Recording Studios.  In addition, the Recording Studios reserve all rights to provide its own student engineers for assistance in these sessions.

For further information please contact Ed Tetreault at 667-208-6572 or Isabelle Sanche at 667-208-6570.