Clayton State University Tchaikovsky Concert and Performance Review
Each review will be 400-600 words in length, demonstrate critical thinking, and show evidence of the application of course content and terminology. The review will focus on and describe the student’s informed opinion in four areas:
1. Performers (This should be one of the shortest parts of the review)
2. Context (This should also be a short part of the review)
3. Music Description / Planes of Listening (This should be the largest part of the review)
4. Writers Opinion, including the reviewer’s personal reaction to the concert experience (This should be a substantial part of the review)
Concert reviews will utilize complete sentences, proper organization, correct grammar, and accurate spelling. Each concert review is worth 100 points (10 percent of your final grade), so be sure to submit quality work.
If appropriate, you may single out two or three specific pieces from the program to talk about in the context of the whole performance, and treat them similarly to your concert preps assignments. The same criteria need to be addressed in your review as in the PREP assignment. You may consult the grading rubric to guide yourself through all the necessary steps.