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Music - Band (Ensemble) Performance Assessment Rubric built by lkadziela

Rubric Code: RX94A95
Musical performance grading rubric
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Keywords: Music, Performance, Assessment, Chorus
Categories: Subjects: Music  
Types: Quiz   Assessment   (Other)  
Grade Levels: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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  Exceeds Expectations
10 pts
Meets Expectations
8 pts
Developing
5 pts
Needs Improvement
3 pts
Tone
Exceeds Expectations

The ensemble plays with consistently high-quality tone, and exhibits outstanding clarity, control and blend at all dynamic levels.
Meets Expectations

The ensemble plays with good tone, and exhibits clarity, control and blend at most dynamic levels.
Developing

The ensemble plays with acceptable tone, and exhibits some clarity, control and blend.
Needs Improvement

The ensemble plays with an unrefined tone, and exhibits little or no clarity, control or blend.
Intonation
Exceeds Expectations

The performance is consistently in tune within the full ensemble and among sections and individuals.
Meets Expectations

The performance is often in tune within the full ensemble and among sections and individuals.
Developing

The performance is sometimes in tune within the full ensemble and among sections and individuals.
Needs Improvement

The performance is rarely in tune within the full ensemble or among sections and individuals.
Balance
Exceeds Expectations

Appropriate balance among sections is evident throughout. Melody is clearly heard. Harmony and accompaniment are accurate and proportioned.
Meets Expectations

Appropriate balance among sections/instruments is evident at most times. Melody is almost always clearly heard. Harmony and accompaniment are proportioned, deficiencies are minor.
Developing

Balance is sometimes uneven. Melody is usually, but not always, clearly heard. Support material is not always clear and proportioned, sometimes detracting from the overall performance.
Needs Improvement

Balance and melodic material is often uneven and not clear. Support material has many inaccuracies, causing significant detractions from the overall performance.
Technique
Exceeds Expectations

The ensemble consistently demonstrates proper facility, ample flexibility and exemplary posture.
Meets Expectations

The ensemble usually demonstrates proper facility, good flexibility and fine posture.
Developing

The ensemble sometimes demonstrates proper facility. Some lack of flexibility and imperfect posture detract from the performance.
Needs Improvement

The ensemble rarely demonstrates proper facility, flexibility or good posture, causing significant detractions from the overall performance.
Articulation
Exceeds Expectations

The performance reflects correct articulations as printed, and attacks and releases are cleanly executed.
Meets Expectations

The performance often reflects correct articulations as printed, and attacks and releases are mostly cleanly executed.
Developing

The performance sometimes reflects correct articulations as printed, and attacks and releases are sometimes executed with confidence and precision.
Needs Improvement

The performance rarely reflects correct articulations as printed, and attacks and releases are executed with little confidence or precision.
Interpretation
Exceeds Expectations

The performance is beautifully executed incorporating appropriate dynamics, style, phrasing and interpretation.
Meets Expectations

The performance mostly incorporates appropriate dynamics, style, phrasing and interpretation.
Developing

The performance somewhat incorporates appropriate dynamics, style, phrasing and interpretation.
Needs Improvement

The performance rarely incorporates appropriate dynamics, style, phrasing and interpretation.
Rhythm
Exceeds Expectations

Virtually all rhythms are executed accurately, and a steady pulse is consistently maintained.
Meets Expectations

Most rhythms are executed accurately, and a steady pulse is maintained most of the time.
Developing

Some key rhythms are incorrectly played, and the pulse is sometimes erratic.
Needs Improvement

Many key rhythms are incorrectly played, and the pulse is often erratic.
Pitch Accuracy
Exceeds Expectations

The performance reflects accuracy of pitches. Key signatures and chromatic notes are observed consistently.
Meets Expectations

The performance reflects accuracy of most pitches. Key signatures and chromatic notes are observed, with only a few errors.
Developing

The performance reflects some accuracy of pitches. Key signatures and chromatic notes are observed some of the time, with several errors.
Needs Improvement

The performance reflects little accuracy of pitches. Key signatures and chromatic notes are rarely observed.
Unity of Ensemble
Exceeds Expectations

The ensemble presents a unified performance, with obvious attention to precision and a common approach to tone, balance and blend.
Meets Expectations

The ensemble presents a mostly unified performance, with attention to precision noted, often with a common approach to tone, balance and blend.
Developing

The ensemble presents a somewhat unified performance, with some attention to precision noted, with some diversity of execution of tone, balance and blend.
Needs Improvement

The ensemble presents a somewhat incoherent performance, with little attention to precision noted, with great diversity of execution of tone, balance and blend.
Discipline/Appearance
Exceeds Expectations

All students in the ensemble appear fully engaged, consistently following the direction of the conductor.
Meets Expectations

Most students in the ensemble appear fully engaged, consistently following the direction of the conductor.
Developing

Some students in the ensemble appear engaged, sometimes following the direction of the conductor.
Needs Improvement

Few students in the ensemble appear engaged, and rarely follow the direction of the conductor.



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