Choose two excerpts of a concert, one of a pop or rock concert from modern times and one of a performance of Baroque music. (This performance would by necessity be a performance of Baroque music performed in modern times.) Each excerpt should be approximately 10 minutes in length. After viewing the concert excerpts, construct a comparison of these two concerts. Did you enjoy the concerts? If so, why? If not, why not? How does the music differ between the Baroque era and now? How is the music similar? How does the role of concerts differ between the Baroque era and now? What types of people attended concerts in the Baroque Era? Who attends concerts now? Why do people attend concerts? How do new technologies, such as digital media and the internet, change the ways music is experienced? This paper should be 750-1000 words in length. This assignment should utilize scholarly sources, and reflect knowledge and understanding of the course materials. This paper should be written in paragraph form using complete sentences with a clear introduction and conclusion. In addition to these elements, please be sure to fulfill the Requirements for Writing Assignments (below), including citing all sources (including the concerts) both in the body of the text and in a reference page. Please note that MLA is the standard citation style in the humanities. Here are some good sources of information for Evaluating Online Resources, Citing Sources, and Writing & Grammar Resources. The video links for the concerts should be cited in the body of the text and in your reference page. Papers will be evaluated according to the following Short Paper grading iRubric. Please review and utilize this grading rubric in order to maximize points earned on this assignment. Note that late submissions will be automatically downgraded. Papers must be uploaded as an attachment. Double check that your attachment is in .doc, .docx or .rtf format as explained in Requirements for Written Assignments (see above link). DISCLAIMER: Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results. Be sure to ask if you have any questions about this assignment by asking in the Questions thread in Forums or via Messages. Concert Resources Here are some resources to find Baroque music concerts online or live concerts in your area. Internet searches are another way to find live Baroque music where you live. YouTube Gardner Museum SymphonyCast from American Public Media BBC Radio WGBH Radio Archival Recordings of the National Arts Centre Orchestra Keeping Score, San Francisco Symphony NOTE: If you are serving overseas and have difficulty downloading or viewing concerts, there is an alternate assignment that you can complete. Just send an email explaining your situation and I will send you the alternate assignment. Note Well: Papers will be automatically added to and checked against the standard Turnitin repositories. Originality reports will be returned to the faculty and student in roughly 15 minutes of the submission. REQUIREMENTS FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENTS MUSI200 – APUS Please see below for the requirements for writing assignments in this class. Please note that posts to the Discussion Board are considered to be writing assignments. Let me know if you have any questions. I’m here to help! CONTENT – Content applies to subject matter. – Demonstrates knowledge and comprehension of major issues and concepts. – Content reflects the use of analysis, synthesis, and comparison. – Major points are stated clearly and are developed and supported by specific details, examples, research, or analysis. ORGANIZATION – Response has an organized and logical structure with an introduction and conclusion. – Smooth sentence and paragraph transitions. – Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. MECHANICS – Response follows standard rules of grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling. Please see Writing & Grammar Tips for a variety of writing resources. – Any material referenced is properly cited with citations in MLA format. Please see Documenting Sources & Avoiding Plagiarism for more information about how to evaluate and document sources in an academic paper. – For papers submitted as attachments, formatting should be double-spaced with margins no more than 1 inch. Please use 10 or 12 pt. fonts. – Papers submitted as attachments must be .doc or .rtf files. File formats can be changed by going to the “File” drop-down menu and clicking on “Save As.” Please note that papers submitted in any other format will not be accepted or graded. Papers must be submitted in the proper format to be considered on time.