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Overview: SLOrktastic reflections

This assignment asks you to reflect on the SLOrktastic Chamber Music Concert, not only on your group's performance, but also on the quality of the concert as a whole.


Part 1: evaluation of your group's performance

Critically evaluate your group's performance. You may focus on just a few (or all) of the following thought questions:

  • How do you feel about your group's performance at SLOrktastic? In what areas was it successful/ unsuccessful?
  • Were there any "surprises" during the performance that you did not anticipate during rehearsals? If so, how did you deal with these surprises?
  • What was the most challenging part in preparing for the concert with your group?
  • If given another change to perform again with your group at a similar setting, what would you do differently?
  • If you'd like, acknowledge any individual in your group that you think went above and beyond in preparing for the concert.

Part 2: evaluation of the concert as a whole

Critically reflect on the quality of the concert as a whole. You may write this part in the form of a concert review (from an audience perspective), or write up first-person reflections (similar to what you did for Part 1).

The following questions should help you get started, but feel free to focus on any area you'd like:

  • Was the concert what you anticipated? If not, how did it differ from your expectations?
  • How was the overall quality of presentation? Do you think the class seemed "professional" in presenting the works? Were the transitions between pieces made smoothly?
  • What was your favorite piece, other than your own? ;) What was especially attractive about this piece?
  • Do you think that the works presented in the concert were diverse in terms of musical aesthetics and interaction designs? If not, what more do you wish you had seen/ heard?
  • What was your least favorite part about the concert?
  • Did the audience seem engaged? What elements of performance do you think encourage/ motivate them to be more engaged?

Submission Details

  • Due date: May 7 (Tue) 23:59
  • Your write-up should be about 2 pages in length, in PDF or DOC format
  • Write-up should be emailed to all of the teaching staff: {jieun5, spencer, kwerner} @ ccrma
  • Include "SLOrk Assignment 5" in the email subject.
  • We'll have a class discussion on May 8 based on your response.