You are expected to attend at least two jazz performances during the
The "concert report" is a short writing assignment in which you are free
to discuss any aspect of each performance that strikes you as interesting
or noteworthy. Since all of you are "jazz novices," I expect the reports
to be personal reactions rather than technical analyses. Don't just tell
me what the band played and in what order; tell me what it was like for
Suitable concerts will be announced regularly in class and over the e-mail
list. Other jazz performances, whether in local clubs (e.g., Miller's)
or out of town may be used; check with Prof. DeVeaux or your TA when in
doubt. Related genres (blues, go-go, hip-hop, rhythm and blues) regretfully
may not be used for this assignment.
An optional third concert report may be turned in for extra credit.
Length: at least one full page (typed); at most, three.
Reports must be double- spaced
with standard margins (so that your T.A. can add comments). NOTE: hand-written
assignments will not be accepted.
HARD COPY ONLY: no e-mail attachments!
Reports must be legible: if the print is too light, reprint it.
Reports must be stapled (not paper-clipped).
IMPORTANT: Put your name in the upper right-hand corner of
the top-most sheet. (This is so we can alphabetize the reports.)
Full credit ("check") will be given to all reports turned
in on time, meeting the above requirements, and written in acceptable
Extra credit ("check-plus") will be given to particularly
imaginative, thoughtful, well-expressed, or otherwise extraordinary
Loss of credit ("check-minus") will be given to reports turned
in late, inordinately sloppy, in substandard prose, in questionable
taste, hand-written, or otherwise not meeting the above requirements.
No credit will be given to reports turned in after the final
deadline (see below).
First report: Friday, 4 March 2011, 5 p.m.
Second report:Friday, 6 May 2011, 5 p.m.
Optional third report and final deadline for all late reports: Friday, 6 May 2011, 5 p.m.
Where to turn in reports:
to your TA in discussion section, or
to his/her mailbox in the Music Department office (112 Old Cabell
NOTE: Reports will be considered on-time if received before
5 p.m. on the due date. The first report will be accepted if late,
but will be assessed a late penalty. The second report must be
turned in by 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 May, or it will not be accepted.