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Overview: SLOrktastic reflections

This assignment (to be completed individually) 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 on the spot?
  • 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

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:

  • 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 came across as being "professional"? Why or why not?
  • 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 (musically, or otherwise)?
  • 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
  • Email your write-up 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.