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Unformatted text preview: Music 2313 Spring 2015 -­‐ Wood Critique Guidelines You will be required to turn in three critiques (one from each of the three categories given) on various fine art performances and exhibits. The three critiques will be submitted in one attachment via TRACS> “assignments.” The purpose of these assignments is to expose you to a wide array of art works and performances and allow you to demonstrate your understanding and appreciation of the techniques and concepts discussed in this class. Critique categories: 1. Musical Performance -­‐ A performance or concert of art music by an internationally recognized professional group (see attachment under TRACS> “resources” > “Critique Project” > “Critique Project suggestions”) or a faculty member, featured guest artist or student/student group sponsored by Texas State University School of Music. Performances by high school or middle school groups will not qualify. 2. Professional Art Exhibit -­‐ A visit to a professional art gallery (see attachment under TRACS> “resources” > “Critique Project” > “Critique Project suggestions”) or the Texas State University Galleries located in the Joann Cole Mitte Art Building viewing a special collection or the general collection. Critique up to 5 works. Exhibits by high school or middle school students will not qualify. 3. Theater or Dance Performance, Cinema – A professional theater or dance performance (including those put on by faculty, guest artists, or student group sponsored by Texas State University Department of Theater and Dance) or one of the five films selected by Dr. Wood (see attachment under TRACS> “resources” > “Critique Project” > “Critique Project suggestions”). A high school or middle school theater or dance performance will not qualify. You may use approved off-­‐campus events/museums. see attachment under TRACS> “resources” > “Critique Project” > “Critique Project suggestions” for details. You may not use an exhibit/performance in which you participate. All performances/exhibits/events must be attended/visited live during the Spring 2015 semester. All performance times and venues are subject to change. Double-­‐check with the venue before planning your trip. • • • • • Each of the three critiques must be typed and no less than 600 words, but no more than 1000 words. The full document will be between 1800-­‐3000 words. Critiques will be submitted as a single attachment via TRACS. TRACS>”assignments”>”Critique Project.” Do not forget to attach the correct document before clicking “submit.” The following formats will be accepted for credit: Word, PDF, HTML, RTF, or plain text. Do NOT submit PAGES files. Do NOT submit ZIP files. Your attachment must be no larger than 20 MB. For help shrinking files, try reducing the size/quality of your photos or see my suggestions for reducing file size (“Reducing File Size” attachment via TRACS>assignments>critique project). Use Arial, Cambria, or Times New Roman fonts only, 12 point font, and double spaced. • • • • • No cover pages. Include embedded as images with each of your critiques: o Images of yourself outside the museum or performance space, or better yet, inside the museum/performance space with one of the artists o If possible, images of the artwork you reviewed (some museums and many theaters and performance halls prohibit photography, be respectful and observe the established protocol) Critiques will not be accepted by email or printed/written on paper. Critiques may be done in any order. Critiques should give a sense of the artistic experience. Be constructive, studious and professional. Give positive and negative points of the performance/exhibit (be specific). Some examples of questions to ask (and ANSWER) while attending a performance/exhibit Music • • • • • • • What ensemble is performing? Where, when, and what time did the performance start? Titles of the pieces? Composers? Dates written? What are the instruments in the ensemble? What cultural influences are contained in the work? Describe specific musical details/contrasts (e.g. timbre, texture, dynamics, tempo). What is your subjective experience of the work? What does the work communicate to you? Does the work challenge your perceptions? How does it relate to works we have studied in class? How is it different? Art Exhibit (Painting, Sculpture, etc.) • • • • • • • • Date/ location of exhibit? Who are the artists? Titles of works? Dates completed? Medium? (oil, watercolor, bronze, marble) What is the subject of the work? Describe specific artistic details (e.g. brushstroke, focal point, texture). Describe the contrast in the work (e.g. color, line, space). What cultural influences are contained in the work? What is your subjective experience of the work? What does the work communicate to you? Does the work challenge your perceptions? How does it relate to works we have studied in class? How is it different? Theater/Dance/Cinema • • • • Titles of the piece/pieces? Director? Dates written or released? Describe specific details including the plot (very briefly), characters, choreography, sets, costumes, music/sound, etc. Describe the contrasts during the work (e.g. characters, sets, etc.) What cultural influences are contained in the work? • • What is your subjective experience of the work? What does the work communicate to you? Does the work challenge your perceptions? How does it relate to others we have studied in class? How is it different? When making points, be specific. The critique should be about your experience of the artistic works. Have your critique read by a peer or make an appointment at the writing center to get help editing your writing before you turn in a finished product. See the rubric for grading guidelines (TRACS>assignments>critique project). The critique project is due by 5pm on May 4, 2015. ...
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