Essays need to be between 2-3 pages, not to exceed 3 pages. Please follow APA style and guidelines for spacing and font style and size, size 12 font and double-spaced.
Here is the Rubric for the concert essays.
2-3 pages 5.00 pts
Typed/APA Format (including citations and references) 5.00 pts
History of the Piece(s) 20.00 pts
Dates of the composition. Name of the Composer. Why the composer wrote the piece(s)? Who else has performed the piece?
Characteristics of the Piece(s) 20.00 pts
Discuss: Musical Texture, Style, Tonality, Characteristics (music related or non-musical) from the time the piece was composed
Personal Perception 20.00 pts
What did you like about the piece(s)? What did you not like? Why? What impressions did you have on the performance? Do not to use first-person in your writing. Challenge yourself to avoid the use of “I”, “you”, “one”, “we”.
Bad Example: I liked the way the performers were physically engaged in the music making.
Good Example: It was entertaining to see the performers move to the music they played.
Grammar 20.00 pts
Punctuation, verb, adjective, noun agreement. Clear wording of ideas and phrases.
Enjoyment by the Reader 5.00 pts
Fun to read? Did I learn something from my reading?