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After attending the show, you will write a paper that includes:
A description of your experience at the concert venue
A detailed account of the tunes performed and your reactions to them
Attempts to situate what you’ve heard in the context of jazz styles we’ve studied (this should include comparisons to material we’ve studied).
MUS 308 Performance Report Guidelines Professor Matt Brounley
Spring 2018 david.brounley@stonybrook.edu
Performance Report Assignment Guidelines
Overview: The performance report is a major writing assignment of the semester and is worth
20% of your overall grade. This assignment requires you attend one jazz performance given by a
professional ensemble. After attending the show, you will write a paper that includes:
– A description of your experience at the concert venue
– A detailed account of the tunes performed and your reactions to them
– Attempts to situate what you’ve heard in the context of jazz styles we’ve studied (this
should include comparisons to material we’ve studied).
After the Concert: Make sure you retain a copy of your ticket and the program to the show. You
must include a scanned image of the ticket or similar proof (such as a receipt) to receive credit
for this assignment. This can be easily done by taking a picture with your phone and imbedding
the picture to the word document.
A perfect paper will:
– Include all three core assignment elements
– Explains the performance experience with meticulous detail
– Be at least 5 pages long (double spaced)
Here is some more detail about what is expected in each section:
Description of Experience
I encourage you to stretch your creative muscles in fashioning this section. Try to capture the
feel of the space you heard the music. You could talk about the lights, the sound system, the
smells. Make us feel like we’re there. These sections can range from experimentally written
evocations, to meticulous auto-ethnographic thick descriptions. The only hard requirements is
that we know who is playing, where you are, and what kinds of preconceptions you brought to
the show.
Detailed Account of Pieces
There are no programs at Jazz shows and sometimes performers do not announce what they are
about to play. In any case, try and note at least two specific pieces and describe them in as
much detail as possible. You can maintain the creative writing style in this section, but make
sure you include important details like the name of the tune, the order of the soloists, and any
pertinent stylistic notes (Are the instruments talking to each? Is there call-and-response? Does it
seem like it follows a particular form? Are they reading from music? Etc.) If you don’t know the
name of a piece, give it a name and explain why you chose it.
CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE
MUS 308 Performance Report Guidelines Professor Matt Brounley
Spring 2018 david.brounley@stonybrook.edu
Analysis
At this point in the semester, we have studied many styles of jazz that you can compare this
performance to. I’m definitely not asking you to definitively say what style your performers fall
under, however, you should contextualize the music within a broader historical frame. Name at
least two musicians you’ve studied that the music reminds you of and give specific musical
detail that explains your feeling. This can be creative too.
Paper is due Friday, April 13th on Blackboard by 11:59 PM
SEE RUBRIC ON NEXT PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
MUS 308 Performance Report Guidelines Professor Matt Brounley
Spring 2018 david.brounley@stonybrook.edu
Poor Satisfactory Good Excellent
Detailed description of
Concert Experience
Either entirely
missing or lacks a
detailed depiction of
the event
Description is too
general and lacks
interesting
observations
Description is
complete, but does
not follow up on
questions raised.
The performance
atmosphere is
described in
engaging prose
and interesting
questions are
raised.
Account of
Performance
Accounts of the
performance are very
basic, conveying very
little specific
information about the
pieces.
Specific tunes are
talked about, but
not in very
specific terms.
Author may
simply refer to
pieces as “good”
and not offer key
details.
Specific tunes are
accounted for and
detail is given, but
the author misses
musical details that
the course should
have prepared
them for.
Tunes are talked
about and
musically
interesting
moments are
highlighted. The
author uses course
information to
orient their
analysis.
Contextualization of
performance in jazz
style
There is little or no
attempt to
contextualize the
performance.
Attempts to
contextualize the
performance are
given, but do not
include specific
musical details to
back up claims.
Claims may also
be inaccurate.
Attempts to
contextualize the
performance are
given, but there are
more questions
than answers.
Claims may be
dubious or still
lack enough detail
for full marks.
Convincing claims
demonstrate the
student
understands the
type of jazz they
are listening to
and are able to
contextualize the
performance. At
least two
performers are
mentioned.
Spelling/Grammar/Style Spelling/Grammar
mistakes that should
have been caught in a
simple proofread
affect the
intelligibility of the
paper.
There are several
spelling/grammar
mistakes but
intelligibility is
not compromised.
The paper is on the
whole written in
college-level
English, but a
more careful
proofread was
required before
submission.
Paper is polished
with virtually no
errors.
Minimum
Requirements
Paper does not meet
requirements
Missing key
requirements
All core
requirements are
present but paper
is too short/late
All requirements
met

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After attending the show, you will write a paper that includes:
A description of your experience at the concert venue
A detailed account of the tunes performed and your reactions to them
Attempts to situate what you’ve heard in the context of jazz styles we’ve studied (this should include comparisons to material we’ve studied).
MUS 308 Performance Report Guidelines Professor Matt Brounley
Spring 2018 david.brounley@stonybrook.edu
Performance Report Assignment Guidelines
Overview: The performance report is a major writing assignment of the semester and is worth
20% of your overall grade. This assignment requires you attend one jazz performance given by a
professional ensemble. After attending the show, you will write a paper that includes:
– A description of your experience at the concert venue
– A detailed account of the tunes performed and your reactions to them
– Attempts to situate what you’ve heard in the context of jazz styles we’ve studied (this
should include comparisons to material we’ve studied).
After the Concert: Make sure you retain a copy of your ticket and the program to the show. You
must include a scanned image of the ticket or similar proof (such as a receipt) to receive credit
for this assignment. This can be easily done by taking a picture with your phone and imbedding
the picture to the word document.
A perfect paper will:
– Include all three core assignment elements
– Explains the performance experience with meticulous detail
– Be at least 5 pages long (double spaced)
Here is some more detail about what is expected in each section:
Description of Experience
I encourage you to stretch your creative muscles in fashioning this section. Try to capture the
feel of the space you heard the music. You could talk about the lights, the sound system, the
smells. Make us feel like we’re there. These sections can range from experimentally written
evocations, to meticulous auto-ethnographic thick descriptions. The only hard requirements is
that we know who is playing, where you are, and what kinds of preconceptions you brought to
the show.
Detailed Account of Pieces
There are no programs at Jazz shows and sometimes performers do not announce what they are
about to play. In any case, try and note at least two specific pieces and describe them in as
much detail as possible. You can maintain the creative writing style in this section, but make
sure you include important details like the name of the tune, the order of the soloists, and any
pertinent stylistic notes (Are the instruments talking to each? Is there call-and-response? Does it
seem like it follows a particular form? Are they reading from music? Etc.) If you don’t know the
name of a piece, give it a name and explain why you chose it.
CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE
MUS 308 Performance Report Guidelines Professor Matt Brounley
Spring 2018 david.brounley@stonybrook.edu
Analysis
At this point in the semester, we have studied many styles of jazz that you can compare this
performance to. I’m definitely not asking you to definitively say what style your performers fall
under, however, you should contextualize the music within a broader historical frame. Name at
least two musicians you’ve studied that the music reminds you of and give specific musical
detail that explains your feeling. This can be creative too.
Paper is due Friday, April 13th on Blackboard by 11:59 PM
SEE RUBRIC ON NEXT PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
MUS 308 Performance Report Guidelines Professor Matt Brounley
Spring 2018 david.brounley@stonybrook.edu
Poor Satisfactory Good Excellent
Detailed description of
Concert Experience
Either entirely
missing or lacks a
detailed depiction of
the event
Description is too
general and lacks
interesting
observations
Description is
complete, but does
not follow up on
questions raised.
The performance
atmosphere is
described in
engaging prose
and interesting
questions are
raised.
Account of
Performance
Accounts of the
performance are very
basic, conveying very
little specific
information about the
pieces.
Specific tunes are
talked about, but
not in very
specific terms.
Author may
simply refer to
pieces as “good”
and not offer key
details.
Specific tunes are
accounted for and
detail is given, but
the author misses
musical details that
the course should
have prepared
them for.
Tunes are talked
about and
musically
interesting
moments are
highlighted. The
author uses course
information to
orient their
analysis.
Contextualization of
performance in jazz
style
There is little or no
attempt to
contextualize the
performance.
Attempts to
contextualize the
performance are
given, but do not
include specific
musical details to
back up claims.
Claims may also
be inaccurate.
Attempts to
contextualize the
performance are
given, but there are
more questions
than answers.
Claims may be
dubious or still
lack enough detail
for full marks.
Convincing claims
demonstrate the
student
understands the
type of jazz they
are listening to
and are able to
contextualize the
performance. At
least two
performers are
mentioned.
Spelling/Grammar/Style Spelling/Grammar
mistakes that should
have been caught in a
simple proofread
affect the
intelligibility of the
paper.
There are several
spelling/grammar
mistakes but
intelligibility is
not compromised.
The paper is on the
whole written in
college-level
English, but a
more careful
proofread was
required before
submission.
Paper is polished
with virtually no
errors.
Minimum
Requirements
Paper does not meet
requirements
Missing key
requirements
All core
requirements are
present but paper
is too short/late
All requirements
met

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