Concert Report Guidelines
Basic information to include:
- When and where did the concert take place? How long did it last?
- How many pieces were performed? Who composed each piece?
- Who were the performers (name of the ensemble and/or names of the soloists)?
- If there was a conductor, what was his or her name?
- What types of instruments and/or voice parts were featured?
- Was there any special purpose to the concert?
- Was the music performed well?
- Were the musicians rhythmically “together”?
- Were they playing/singing in tune?
- Did any instruments or voices stick out?
- How would you rate the musicians’ technical ability and the energy of their performance?
- Did they seem well prepared for the concert?
- Which composition did you like best? Why? (e.g., what specifically did you like)
- Which composition did you like least? Why?
- Is this type of concert experience new to you?
Specific Points to Consider
- Describe what you heard and observed using the following musical terms,
- Genre (classical, spiritual, jazz, gospel, hip-hop, etc.)
- Mood (emotion conveyed by the music and performers)
- Rhythm (beat, accent, tempo, meter, syncopation)
- Dynamics (level of sound) Identify changes in dynamics
- Timbre – overall sound perception of the music.
- How does this concert compare to other performance(s) you attended previously?
- Describe the behavior of the performers and the audience.
- The composer’s influence on contemporaries or later musicians