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Posts up by September 24

All posts, including your group post and individual “previews” must be up by September 24 to receive credit for this portion of the assignment! Note: you do not need to have seen your concert by September 24! Make sure your concert falls before the essay due date, December 10.

Remember, you group post must follow this format:

<web address for venue>, Name of ensemble, date/time

For your individual posts, you should complete the following 2 criteria:

  • Media: post at least one link about the concert. Can be about the performer (sound or video file okay), a preview article, social media post, or something about the piece(s) that will be performed. Cannot be simply the “event page”.
  • Blog post: A 1 paragraph “preview” of the concert based on your research so far. What do you expect to hear? Feel free to share your feelings about going to a classical music concert and what you hope to gain from the experience.

Concert posts

Remember 3 step process for completing this the blogging assignment:

  1. Each group posts 1 entry per concert (you can even do this from your device in class during group time).
  2. Then, each individual posts as a reply to this post a media link regarding the concert accompanied by a few sentence description of that link. Review the assignment guidelines for details on acceptable media links. Unacceptable media links will not receive credit!
  3. Each individual includes a 1-paragraph statement/preview in their reply discussing their initial thoughts about the concert and what they’ve learned about the program, venue, performer, composer etc. so far.

Many concerts presenters publish the program (what pieces are to be played) in advance. This is good because you can listen and choose a piece to focus on before you go to the concert. Remember, your final paper and presentation need only deal with 1 short piece, or 1 movement from a larger piece!


Welcome to the Fall 2015 semester of Musical Styles! This site will be used for blogging about your group concert projects, and will allow you to share your research with classmates and also with the general public.