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Students often struggle to engage with music that is often times foreign to them and subsequently communicate their experience in a written assignment. A CONCERTGOER'S GUIDE gives students a complete reference tool for successfully writing concert reviews and response papers.
- The CONCERTGOER'S GUIDE will help students better communicate what they have heard at a concert. The guide includes tips for writing, sample concert reviews, and descriptions of concert etiquette for a wide variety of music performances--including symphony orchestra, pops orchestra, chamber groups, opera, world music, recitals, jazz ensembles, and rock concerts.
1. PREPARING FOR THE CONCERT.
Overall Physical Issues – Calendars, Tickets, Parking, Maps.
How to Prepare for the Concert Review: Before the Concert.
Program Notes and Pre-Concert Talks.
Musical Ensembles. Types of Musical Writing – Definitions and Checklists.
2. AT THE CONCERT AND BEYOND: WRITING YOUR CONCERT REVIEW.
How to Take Notes.
After the Concert – The Rough Draft.
Sample Concert Programs.
Appendix: Opera Companies, Orchestras, and Festivals.