DeVry University Beethoven 9 Symphony Concert Report

Question Description

Concert Attendance Requirements

Attendance and written review of a minimum of three concerts is required for this course. A maximum of 100 points per review are available. 25 bonus points will be available for extra credit if you attend one additional concert (maximum of four total reports). Reports must be written and submitted no later than two weeks following the attendance of the concert. Reports must submitted via the Canvas interface, or uploaded from an appropriately styles .doc or .pdf file type. Additionally, you will need to provide a proof of attendance in the form of a photograph or scan of either the ticket stub or the concert program. These can be submitted through the Canvas interface with your paper, or alternately you may email them to me direct.

What should I do to prepare?

Knowledge

Most important: know something about what you are going to see and hear! Read about the artist and genre before you attend the concert. For example, if you are going to hear a “violin concerto”, make sure you know what a violin concerto is before you go to the concert!

Tickets

You may need to pre-purchase your tickets, or allow enough time to purchase the tickets at the venue. Be sure to ask for “student discount” tickets, and look for free concerts as well. There are many opportunities out there to see great music at a great price!

Where to sit?

I always suggest sitting in the middle of the hall and/or on the balcony level, as this will give you the best audio and visual experience possible.

What should I wear?

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This is a question that is often asked, and the answer has many parts. Know a little bit about the venue, and know your comfort level. If you are going to a symphony orchestra concert at a concert hall, you may want to put on pants and a shirt, or a modest dress for the ladies. Must you dress up? Not at all – however, be prepared to get a reaction if you choose to “make a statement” with your clothing. Be comfortable, but classy!

What types of concerts are acceptable?

I want to make sure you have the best possible musical experience, so I have narrowed down what I consider acceptable for this class. It is important that you experience music that is related to this class, and music that is at least at the semi-professional performance level. Additionally, pop, rock and world music genres do not fit the scope of this class, and therefore will not be acceptable. Some acceptable genres include:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Chamber Ensemble (small group)
  • Musical Theater (must utilize live musicians)
  • Opera
  • Big-band Jazz
  • Must be at the college level or above in skill

Some genres to avoid:

  • Primary and Secondary school productions
  • Pop music concerts
  • Non-professional performances (open-mic night, etc)

If you are unsure, just ask!

Sample Concert ReportPreview the document

Rubric

Writing Assignments

Writing Assignments

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContentDid the student understand the assignment and write about the relevant information as required for the assignment?

50.0 to >40.0 pts

Student attended an appropriate genre of concert. Proper utilization of terminology learned in class. Demonstrates interest and knowledge.

40.0 to >30.0 pts

Student attended an appropriate genre of concert. Some utilization of terminology learned in class. Demonstrates interest and knowledge.

30.0 to >20.0 pts

Student attended an appropriate genre of concert. Little use of terminology learned in class. Some interest and knowledge reflected

20.0 to >10.0 pts

Student did not attend an appropriate genre of concert. Little use of terminology learned in class. Some interest and knowledge reflected.

10.0 to >0.0 pts

Student did not attend an appropriate genre of concert. Very little use of terminology learned in class. Little interest or knowledge reflected.

0.0 pts

Student did not attend an appropriate genre of concert. No use of terminology learned in class. No interest or knowledge reflected.

50.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQualityDid the student write in a scholarly style, displaying good formatting and organization skills?

30.0 to >15.0 pts

Student wrote an appropriately formatted paper. Excellent organization of thoughts and concepts. Little use of slang.

15.0 to >7.0 pts

Good format, demonstrating good organization of thoughts and concepts. Little use of slang.

7.0 to >0.0 pts

Average format, poor organization of thoughts and concepts. Use of slang or “spoken language” present.

0.0 pts

Poor formatting. Poor organization of thoughts and concepts. Paper reads like a casual conversation.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammarDid the student write in a scholarly style, demonstrating a knowledge of language skills, appropriate vocabulary, and syntax?

15.0 to >10.0 pts

No spelling errors. Excellent use of vocabulary. No punctuation errors.

10.0 to >5.0 pts

Few spelling errors. Good use of vocabulary with some syntax errors. Few punctuation errors.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Some spelling errors. Vocabulary is average, and there are punctuation and formatting errors.

0.0 pts

Many spelling errors. Vocabulary is substandard and makes the paper difficult to read.

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProof of AttendanceAttach a photo or scan of the ticket stub or concert program for the concert.

5.0 pts

Submitted

0.0 pts

Omitted

5.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

Prof. Angela

4.6/5

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