Each student will successfully complete a brief, 500-word minimum, concert report. Here are some general guidelines to help you listen, think, and write about a concert. Concerts are required to be art music, not pop or rock concerts. Also, church performances are excluded. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, concert attendance will be done online this term via live streamed or previously recorded concert. Click HERE for options.
The following guidelines should be used in formatting your paper:
Basic Information to Include
You may want to focus your discussion and analysis of the concert on one or more of the following:
o Pitch To what extent does pitch vary throughout the piece? How do changes in pitch reflect changes inmood?
o Harmony/Melody Discuss the balance (or lack of it) between the melody and its “accompaniment.” Did you hear consonance, dissonance, or a combination of both?
This is not required but you may choose to add depth and detail to your report by briefly researching the pieces you heard at the performance. All sources must be cited using MLA format (in-textcitations) with a works cited page at the end of your report. The following questions will help to guide yourresearch.
Plagiarism—intentional or by omission will not be tolerated and will result in a failing grade. Please refer to the student handbook for the college’s academic integrity policy. All written assignments will be submitted in Canvas using their Turnitin plagiarism software.