“ general advice ” … select carefully H u m a n i t i e s

“ general advice ” … select carefully H u m a n i t i e s

I will be able to provide any of the PDFs in question. But I am struggling with this course and need to pass. Thank you.


1. As a newly hired director of a famous Concert Hall, you must plan for the grand opening

night. You need to prepare a 90 to 120 minute Concert Program, as well as write up Program

Notes. You need a theme (thought-out reason for your choices); you need to fit the pieces in

the allotted time, with an Intermezzo (intermission). You must select music examples from

Folder 6 (files 1 and 2), or Folder 8 (file 2). You may also choose different music examples that

are not included in these folders, but they must still be from one of the composers listed in the

files. Your Program Notes must clearly describe your reason for the selections, with a touch of

historical/conceptual support for the selected compositions, including dates, information on

the pieces you select, as well as a juicy anecdote or two about the selected musicians. You may

cite from Folder 12, for deeper conceptual issues as well. Here are links to orient you about

Concert Programs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concert_program – as well as Program Notes


I will upload a few images of Concert Programs on our Shared Drive (for inspiration), but since


you only have four pages for this topic, your Concert Program must be written as your first

paragraph. After that, you may begin your “Program Notes.”

2. Select a passage, statements, terms, or position from my Virtual Lecture # 7 (Parts 1 through

4) that you would like to further develop. It is your task to develop it, by i) explaining the

position, statement, or passage, then ii) adding a specific musical example from Folder 6, then

iii) cross-reference terms/concepts from any of my VLs, and iv) adding further support from

one author that was mentioned in the Virtual Lecture. This can easily break down to the

required full four pages. Using one page per each section (i, ii, iii, iv), will hand you the four

pages. For this topic, you may use footnotes to cite references (primary text, or article) from

the one author you selected (for section iv).

3. Select two authors covered in my any of my solo days that you would agree with on a specific

issue(s) about music. Then, i) track that mention from my Virtual Lectures, and our PDF LAP

readings (in Folder 4), with your added explanations, and development, and then, ii) further

support your choice and reason by citing and explaining parts of a primary text, or article, by

your two selected authors. In the end, your task is to give clear reasons to a future student of

music & philosophy for the need to look into these authors as important theoretical positions.

Using two pages for each of the sections (i and ii) would lend you four pages with ease. For this

topic, you may also use footnotes to cite references (primary text, or article) from the two

authors you selected (for section ii).

Topics 2 and 3 are already broken down for what is clearly required, so that you can plan your

four pages with ease. The issue with these (as it was with Topic 1), is to have read, or listened to

enough of the materials to know where to go fishing for a catch. In the end, as I noted in my

“General Advice” … select carefully what works best for you. I wish there were actually

questions in class on Tuesday (11/24), but, thanks to one of your classmates, and their

wonderful question/concerns, I thought to share this with all of you so that it may help.

Remember, we (as a class) are like an orchestra, we have our shared score, our parts, and our

instruments (think, our voices, concerns, views), and only when this plays in unison (or close to

unison), is music made. If not, well, then there remains only empty, voiceless enclosures, like a

110’00” cage.

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