Class Year


Document Type

Student Research Paper

Date of Creation

Fall 2015

Department 1

First Year Seminar


This project is meant to synthesize the body of knowledge I gained from my First-Year Seminar and my own research into a practical guide for excellence in performance. In it I address a number of stages and steps necessary for successful performance and various ways of going about those. While it focuses more heavily on the performance of music, due to my background and my intention to become a music educator, much of the text can be used in any field.


This paper was written for Professor Jocelyn Swigger's First Year Seminar, FYS-142 Flipping The Switch, Fall 2015.

The poster was based on the work done in this first year seminar, and it was presented at the CAFE Symposium on January 28, 2016.

Additional Files

Rocha, Diego- Making a Great Performance poster.pdf (311 kB)
CAFE Symposium poster