Dr. Stephen Weber
Objectives:Recital Attendance affords students the opportunity to experience a variety of musical performances and perform for their peers. The course also exposes students to performances of music in various genres and styles, broadening and enriching their music background. In addition, students gain valuable experience performing for an audience and writing about musical performances.
Textbook:There is no required textbook for the class.
Meeting Times:Generally, Student Recital meets formally every other Tuesday at noon in the Choir Room. In addition to the designated meeting time students are expected to attend other scheduled concerts on campus produced by the music department. A calendar of music events will be distributed at the beginning of each trimester, listing events for students to attend.
Course Expectations:Students are expected to attend 75% of the events offered each trimester. In addition, student will write one concert summary. Concert summaries will be filed in individual student confidential files. At all concert events students are expected to attend the entire concert, arriving on time and staying for the duration of the concert. Concert etiquette is expected. All students taking private instruction are required to perform once per credit hour of private instruction on their major instrument.
Attendance:Attendance will be taken at all concerts by Dr. Weber or another faculty member. Students should make an effort to contact Dr. Weber at the concert to insure that their attendance is recorded. Students should periodically check the master Recital Attendance roster, posted by Dr. Dan Hanson’s office, to make sure their attendance records are accurate.
Grading:Recital Attendance is a PASS or NO PASS class. In order to receive a pass students must attend 75% of the approved music events for the trimester and submit their concert summary. All music majors must pass Recital Attendance 5 times to graduate. Music minors must pass three times. Transfer students are dealt with on a case by case basis.
Outside Concerts:Off-campus concerts may be accepted for Recital Attendance credit if they are
- Approved in advance by Dr. Weber or another music faculty member
- Of significant artistic nature
- Verified by the submission of a concert program
The Concert Summary:All students enrolled in Recital Attendance will submit a written concert summary at any time during the trimester, but before the final week of class. A rubric for the concert summary will be distributed early in the trimester. To receive a PASS in Recital Attendance students must attend 75% of music events AND submit the concert summary. The concert summary must be done on a major ensemble concert, a Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series event or other major music events listed on the Music Performance Calendar.
The concert summary should follow the following format:
- The summary must be a minimum of one page.
- It must be typed
- It must demonstrate standard writing skills; sentence structure, grammar, syntax, punctuation, etc.
- It should be double-spaced
- The upper right hand corner should include
- The summary should include the name and date of the concert being reviewed (Fall Concert Band Concert, Spring Showband Concert, etc.)
- The summary should include a description of the various pieces on the program
- The summary should include observations about any or all of the following:
- The style of various compositions
- Conducting techniques
- The harmonic language of select pieces
- Rhythmic elements of select pieces
- Tone production
- Audience reaction to select pieces
- Communicative power of select pieces
- Unique features of the program
- Formal structure of select pieces
- Please refrain from derogatory or negative comments regarding performances or specific individuals involved in the performance