2016 Funkathon Judges

Each year Macalester brings in a tuneful group of alumni from far and wide who use their musical expertise to evaluate and mentor teams in Macalester’s overnight music competition, Macroburst (formerly Funkathon).

Judging Matrix

Form The piece should be comprehensive. If interdisciplinary, the piece should hold together. It should be clear that the team thought deeply about the audience’s point of view in their presentation. 10
Collaboration Teamwork should be evident. The team members should be working toward the same goal, as a unit. All team members should contribute, and all contributions should work toward their shared goal. 10
Theme and Creativity Innovation and uniqueness are key. The piece should be novel, creative, and engaging. Originality by itself is insufficient, look to how the creative elements work together. They should present a cohesive, artistic whole. 10
Performance and Style The performance style should be consistent with the purpose of the work. It should also be well executed, which is to say, the performance and stylistic choices should not draw attention to the artifice of the work unless that is consistent with the artistic purpose of the piece. 10
Risk The team should be stretched artistically. They should leave their comfort zone, however, it shouldn’t be obvious that’s what’s happening. Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid. 10

2018 MacroBurst Schedule

*Snacks and beverages provided in 2nd floor JWall throughout the event
Friday, February 16
4:30 – 5:00 pm Check-in and folder pick-up Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
5:00 – 5:30 pm Judges & Teams Event Kickoff Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
5:30 – 7:00 pm Dinner for students (teams can start working at any point) Lowe Dayton Arts Common, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
6:00 – 7:30 pm Judges Dinner Khyber Pass Cafe, owned by Emel Sherzad ’89
7:45 – 10:30 pm Judges visit teams Lowe Dayton Arts Common, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
12:00 pm Midnight PIZZA Lowe Dayton Arts Common, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
open until 3:00 am! IDEA LAB Dewitt Wallace Library 2nd floor
Saturday, February 17
7:00 – 10:00 am Coffee & Bagels Lowe Dayton Arts Common, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Hot Brunch Lowe Dayton Arts Common, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Judges visit teams Lowe Dayton Arts Common, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Formal Feedback Judge meetings Classrooms, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
11:30 am – 2:30 pm Tech check – teams assigned time Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
1:00 pm Teams turn in Registration Sheet Lowe Dayton Arts Common, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
2:30 – 3:30 pm Judges Gathering with Kate to learn about Entrepreneurship and eat tacos Dewitt Wallace Library, 2nd Floor in room 250
3:00 – 4:15 pm Taco Bar for students Lowe Dayton Arts Common, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
3:00 – 4:10 pm Teams pack up/clean room and check out Classrooms, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
4:15 PM Doors open for Final Presentations Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
4:30 – 6:00 pm FINAL MacroBurst Showdown Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
6:00 – 6:15 pm Intermission Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
6:15 – 6:30 pm Awards Ceremony Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center
7:00 PM Judge’s Dinner Macalester College Briggs House

If you are interested in joining Macroburst 2019 Spring as a judge, please contact jemmings@macalester.edu