or research are Mozart and his Divertimento in F, K 138; or Bartok and his Romanian Dances.

Research Paper & Works Cited

Part 1— Choosing a performance (25pts) Due: See syllabus

Part 2— Research Paper (75pts) Due: See syllabus

Part 3— Performance Observation Report (150pts) Due: See syllabus

You are required to attend one classical music concert performed by a professional or conservatory soloist/ensemble. First, submit your request for a concert of your choice (see “Choosing a performance”); second, write your research paper (see Research Paper Guidelines); Third, write a summary of your concert attendance experience (see “Performance Observation Report”).

Part 2. Research Paper with Works Cited Page: (To be submitted before you attend your selected performance)

You must choose at least one piece of music to research from the concert you have chosen to attend—this should be done before attending the performance. Begin your research with some basic information about the composer (not the performer) of the piece of music you have chosen; then gather information about the specific work. Some examples of questions you may want to ask yourself are:

When was this piece written?

When in the composer’s career did he/she write this piece?

Why did the composer write the piece?

What historical significance does this work have?

When you submit your paper you must include a Works Cited page. You must use at least four sources; one of the sources must be from print (not the web). I recommend using Wikipedia, it is very useful, but it will not count as one of your three sources, but do include it in your works cited page as a fourth entry. Any paraphrasing or direct quotes from your source material must be cited in the body of the paper (APA or MLA format). Papers with any plagiarism will receive a score of zero. If you have any questions or doubts, please see a writing instructor or me BEFORE you turn in your paper.

Often there are program notes provided for audience members at the performance that are intended to give you a better understanding of the pieces you will be hearing. These may be referenced in your final paper (with proper citation). You must also submit a copy of the program notes with your paper.

Suggestions for online music research:

Select “Databases”

Select “Oxford Music Online”

This database contains Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, which is the most comprehensive music encyclopedia in the English language. This is a good place to begin and you can get ideas of other source material from the bibliographies in the articles you look up. You can use Wikipedia to get general information; often the “works cited” information in the article will help lead you to scholarly information.

Select “JSTOR” to access scholarly articles from Music Journals.

Select “Naxos Music Library” to access thousands of recording of classical music. Many recordings have booklets that give information about the composers and the compositions on the recording (often called liner notes)


Organization, grammar, spelling, punctuation 15 points

Content of paper and accuracy of research 50 points

Works Cited Page 10 points

Total 75 points


The body of the paper should be approximately 4 pages, double-spaced with 1-inch margins.

Use 12-point Times New Roman font, or similar size font.

Include your name and course information at the top of the first page.

Use complete sentences with proper grammar. Songs are sung by voices; pieces are played on instruments. Works can be either instrumental or vocal. Proper titles should be italicized. Names of movements from a multi-movement work, such as a symphony, concerto or sonata, should be in quotation marks. Use lowercase letters for the names of instruments.

Works Cited page: use APA or MLA formatting. Include the URL address for all material accessed online, and give the date you accessed the material.

The Works Cited will go at the end of your paper. There must also be proper citations in the body of your paper. Do not assume that just because you list your sources at the end of your paper that you are exempt from using citations in the paper. The citations in the paper direct your reader to the source from which you gathered your information.

Include at least three (5) sources–not including Wikipedia. If you use Wikipedia, please cite it and provide 3 additional sources.

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