A Rubric For All Wind Players

 

 
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Excellent Model !
Very Good !! (minor issues)
Needs Improvement
Very Weak

Articulation

Student uses "tu" or "du" to begin notes and accurately responds to slurs in music. Student is also able to respond to legato and staccato markings. Student responds to slurs in music most of the time, however may occasionally skip slurs or other indications in the music. Student uses "tu" or "du" to begin notes. The student either slurs all of the notes or none of the notes regardless of slurs in the music. Student uses no tongue and articulations with a "hoo" sound. Student is unable to demonstrate the ability to slur notes.

Accuracy of Notes

Student reads and performs all grade level appropriate notes. It is not necessary for the student to mark any of the notes with letter names or fingerings. Student reads and performs grade level appropriate notes only when he/she marks those notes indicated by key signature or that are different than the original key signature. Student reads and performs grade level appropriate notes only when the notes are marked with letter names or fingering. Student is unable to read or perform any of the notes appropriate to the grade level.

Accuracy of Rhythms

Student reads and performs grade level appropriate rhythms accurately, while maintaining a steady beat. Student reads and performs grade level appropriate rhythms with no inconsistency and little hesitation in maintaining a steady beat. Student reads and performs grade level appropriate rhythms. Some inconsistency related to duration, pulse, or rhythmic errors. Occasionally detracts from perf. The beat is usually erratic, and rhythms are seldom accurate detracting significantly from the overall performance.

Tempo

Student performs the selection at a musically appropriate tempo when all that is given is a written description (i.e., largo, andante, allegro, etc.) Student performs the selection at the specified tempo marking (i.e., quarter note = 100, etc.) and is able to use a metronome to establish the correct tempo. Student performs the selection at an appropriate tempo that is established by the teacher. Student performs the selection without regard to the tempo marking.

Dynamics

Student responds to all dynamics in the music and when not available, is able to express him/herself with different dynamic levels in response to the contour of the melodic line. Student responds to all dynamics as written, including: pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, sfz, as well as crescendos and diminuendos. Student is able to make the basic dynamic contrasts by performing mf, f, and ff at the same level (loud) and pp, p, and mp at the same level (soft). The student is also able to respond to crescendos and diminuendos. Student performs the music with no dynamic contrast.

Scales

Student is able to perform 7 or more Major scales from memory. Student is able to perform 4,5, or 6 Major scales from memory. Student is able to perform 1, 2, or 3 Major scales from memory. Student is unable to perform any Major scales from memory.

Sight Reading

Student responds accurately to all musical notation (notes, rhythms, tempo, dynamics, etc.) of the sight-reading selection. Student correctly performs both the notes and rhythms of the sight reading selection. Student is able to perform either the correct notes or the correct rhythm of the sight-reading selection. Student is unable to perform any aspect of the sight-reading selection correctly.

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