1. What are the demographics of the audience? of the musicians?
The audience member included people of all ages and of various musical backgrounds. some were dressed in very casual attire while others were dressed formally, especially the performer. However, anyone was welcome to attend the free recital held in Longmire Recital Hall at Florida State University College of Music.
2.What role does the venue play in people's [performer, audience, researcher] expectations of the musical performance and how does this particular performance meet or fail to meet these expectations?
The Lon 201 performance hall played a different role in people's expectations. For the music students and adults it played a classical performance role. They expected high standard pieces and a great quality of performance. For us the researcher it was a familiar hall to us in a classroom setting. In our minds the venue palyed a world music culture performance role. Since it was in the college of music we expected classical music, formal training, and a quality performance. The expectations were met by the voice soloist. She sang standard classical pieces, great quality, and her formal training showed.
3. What is the role of economics in this performance?
Economics does not play a major role in this performance since it was a free recital. There are other things pertaining to the recital other than the tickets which are relevant to economics such as the cost of paper for the programs, electricity cost for the room, the cost of the piano, formal dress attire, flowers for the performers, cost of the performers music lessons etc. These are all still relevant to economics even though most people would mainly consider the cost of the instruments, price to rent or use the venue, and the price of tickets.
4. How does the purpose of the performance overlap and differ from the emotions experienced by the audience?
- The purpose of the performance is to showcase the talents of the performer, the cumulative training and experience they have had at the college of music. Also the purpose is slightly to entertain. Most of the emotions experienced by the audience definitely overlapped the purpose. The people mostly experienced enjoyment and were impressed by her musical talent. There was probably more enjoyment at the end of the program when it got more comical.
5. Who are the performers and what is their relationship to the audience?
One of the performers was Meghan Pulles Cavanaugh, a soprano voice student in the Florida State University's College of Music. Another performer, named Bianca Lupsha, assisted Meghan on piano. Some of the people present in the audience were friends and family members of the performers. The majority of the audience was composed of Florida State University college students with an appreciation for music, and perhaps a shared sense of Seminole pride.