Part of your grade each nine weeks includes written critiques of outside performances. Each critique must be at least one page long, typed and double-spaced in a size 12 font. Each must include the name of the performance, the date (must occur during that current nine-week grading period), and any other pertinent facts (which school, which church, which performing ensemble, etc) as well as a critical view of the performance. This can include, but is not limited to, comments on the performer, the composer, the conductor, the acoustics, the size of the audience and its reaction, or anything else that relates to the performance. Your opinion may be included, as well. Critiques are due no later than one week before the end of the grading period. If they are not received by that time they will not be graded and students will not receive credit. This year, critiques are due on the following dates: October 10, January 7, March 13 and May 15.