Senior Recital - Voice (FSU)

This performance was an evening event held at the music hall here at FSU (our MUH classroom). It was an opera vocal recital in which the singer was performing her last recital as a student at Florida State. She was dressed in a pink gown while her accompanist was dressed in all black. Her accompaniment was a piano and her voice was the main attraction. The room was filled with both older and younger folks. Some older individuals were formally dressed while most of the members of the audience were in casual attire. For the most part, the room seemed to be filled with friends, family, and professors of the performer. The event was about an hour long, having about a 5-10 minute intermission for the audience to stretch.

  1. What are the demographics of the audience? of the musicians?
  2. Written by Nick Ribble
  3. The demographics of the audience consisted mainly of students of Florida State, many of which were from our MUH class. Also, the crowd included some family and friends of the performer.

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 those expectations?

3. What is the role of economics in this particular musical event?
Written by Michelle Medrano
There was no money involved in the event. The performance was simply a treat that FSU gives to the community of Tallahassee. It was enjoyable and culturally interesting.

4. How does the purpose of the performance overlap and differ from the emotions experienced by the audience?
Written by Michelle Medrano
The performance was an art form meant to be heard. Whether people liked or disliked it I do not know, but it appeared the voice technique and quality was at an aesthetically pleasing level. Although some individuals left during intermission, the majority of the crowd was intently watching as the performer showed her vocal dynamics as well as her acting abilities. She was an animated character that brought a few laughs to the audience with the comical and witty songs she performed.

5. Who are the performers and what is their relationship to the audience?
Written by Darius Burney
The performer was a young lady from Florida State's College of Music. This was her final recital as a senior and she sang opera styled songs dressed in a pink gown. She was accompanied by a piano player that was dressed in black. These were the 2 performers of the night with the young lady solely providing vocals. The young lady had strong ties to some members of the audience on account of the fact that her family and friends were present for her senior recital. Furthermore her professors and other members of the College of Music were in attendance.