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Musical Theater Audition Rubric 
Rubric for assessment of auditions for casting in the Musical Theatre class production.
Rubric Code: W22WC45
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Subject: Music  
Type: (Other)  
Grade Levels: 9-12


Powered by iRubric Musical Theatre Audition Rubric
  Excellent

10 pts

Good

8 pts

Fair

7 pts

Poor

6 pts

Non Existent

5 pts

Song-Pitch/Tone

Excellent

Tone is clear and supported all of the time. Notes are on pitch. No difficulty hearing entire song.
Good

Tone is clear and supported most of the time. Notes are on pitch, but performance is not loud enough in parts.
Fair

Tone is sometimes clear and supported. Notes are sometimes on pitch. Lacks volume most of the time.
Poor

Tone is generally unsupported and there is little evidence of ability to match pitch. Cannot be heard.
Non Existent

No support whatsoever and unable to match pitch. Volume insufficient throughout.
Song- Rhythm

Excellent

Rhythm is correct throughout the song and tempo is correct.
Good

Rhythm and tempo is mostly correct.
Fair

Some problems with rhythm and/or tempo.
Poor

Singer is either too fast or too slow for the rhythm of the song.
Non Existent

Rhythm and tempo completely off; difficult to follow.
Song - Expression/Musicality

Excellent

Performance is very expressive and conveys the feeling of the song.
Good

Performance is somewhat expressive and sometimes conveys the feeling of the song.
Fair

Performance is fine, but lacks feeling.
Poor

Performance has little expression and singer does not seem to be aware of meaning of the song.
Non Existent

Song lacks any expression or feeling.
Song - Diction

Excellent

Performer is completely understandable and articulate.
Good

Performer is mostly understandable. There may be one or two articulation problems.
Fair

Performer has frequent articulation problems and may be difficult to understand.
Poor

Performer is quite difficult to understand, due to numerous articulation problems.
Non Existent

Performer is not understandable.
Song - Characterization

Excellent

Character is well developed and evident.
Good

Character is somewhat developed but performer may go in and out of character.
Fair

Character may not be developed, but it is evident that the performer is trying.
Poor

Character is not developed and performer lacks understanding of the character.
Non Existent

No character is present at all.
Monologue-Clarity

Excellent

Flawless; no problems with volume or clarity of delivery
Good

Strong projection and clear articulation
Fair

Projection and articulation were clear for the most part
Poor

Projection and articulation need developing; overall clarity suffers.
Non Existent

Difficult to hear and understand the actor's voice; no clarity.
Monologue-Characterization

Excellent

Character is well developed and evident. Clear emotional choices. Believable.
Good

Character is somewhat developed but performer may go in and out of character. Emotional choices made; some choices were not parallel to script; somewhat believable.
Fair

Character may not be developed, but it is evident that the performer is trying.
Some emotional attempt but believability suffers.
Poor

Character is not developed and performer lacks understanding of the character. Little emotional attempt; lacks believability.
Non Existent

No character is present at all. Monotone delivery; no emotional connection.
Song Selection

Excellent

Song cut chosen for the performance meets all of the necessary criteria -time/bar limit,
shows the most secure
parts of vocal range, reflects acting
ability,
with lyrics that performer
understands and for which they feel
a personal connection.
Good

Song cut chosen for the performance meets most of the necessary criteria -time/bar limit,
shows the most secure
parts of vocal range, reflects acting
ability,
with lyrics that performer
understands and for which they feel
a personal connection.
Fair

Song cut chosen for the performance somewhat meets the necessary criteria -time/bar limit,
shows the most secure
parts of vocal range, reflects acting
ability,
with lyrics that performer
understands and for which they feel
a personal connection.
Poor

Song cut chosen for the performance meets some of the necessary criteria -time/bar limit,
shows the most secure
parts of vocal range, reflects acting
ability,
with lyrics that performer
understands and for which they feel
a personal connection - but is missing enough of the criteria to negatively effect the performance.
Non Existent

Song cut chosen is material that meets none of the necessary criteria and reflects a complete lack of understanding of their strengths and areas for improvement.
Monologue Selection

Excellent

Selection chosen for performance meets all of the necessary criteria - time limit, age-appropriate, taken from a published play, and reflects a personal connection.
Good

Selection chosen for performance meets most of the necessary criteria - time limit, age-appropriate, taken from a published play, and reflects a personal connection.
Fair

Selection chosen for performance somewhat meets the necessary criteria - time limit age-appropriate, taken from a published play, and reflects a personal connection.
Poor

Selection chosen for performance meets some of the necessary criteria - time limit, age-appropriate, taken from a published play, and reflects a personal connection - but is missing enough of the criteria to negatively effect the performance.
Non Existent

Selection chosen
is material that meets none of the necessary criteria; performer does not fully understand selection emotionally or
intellectually, material contains overt sexual references and/or
profanity, and is taken from a source other than a published play.
Overall-Stage Presence/Preparation

Excellent

The entire performance is memorized and the performer is confident, poised, and relaxed.
Good

The performance is memorized, but the performer is somewhat uncomfortable - occasionally fidgets, wavers vocally, allows nervousness to show.
Fair

The performance is clearly not memorized, the performer forgets, starts over, fidgets, has vocal wavering, and/or shows little confidence.
Poor

Performer has to read music and/or monologue and appears very uncomfortable.
Non Existent

Performer did not prepare.



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