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iRubric: Performance Rubric for vocal solo

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Performance Rubric for vocal solo 
This Rubric is used to critique solo performances by choir/vocal students.
Rubric Code: W6X279
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Subject: Music  
Type: Presentation  
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12


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Criteria for grading
  Excellent

4 pts

Good

3 pts

Needs Improvement

2 pts

Tone

Tone Quality
Tone Production
Control
Beauty

Excellent

Pitches are well-centered and in tune. A desirable tone quality that is appropriate to the music being performed is produced throughout the performance.
Good

Pitches are in tune and centered. A desirable tone quality is produced for most of the piece.
Needs Improvement

Many notes are out of tune and not centered. Tone quality is undesirable.
Rhythm

Tempo
Rhythmic Accuracy

Excellent

Rhythms are sung correctly and in a style that fits the piece.
Good

A few rhythms are not performed correctly, but most are cleanly performed.
Needs Improvement

Many rhythms are sung incorrectly.
Musicianship

Dynamics
Phrasing
Articulations

Excellent

Dynamics written in the score are observed. Phrasing that communicates intention of the piece is performed. Correct and appropriate articulations are used.
Good

Most dynamics in the score are observed. Phrasing suggests understanding of the piece, but could use work. Most articulations are correct and in appropriate style.
Needs Improvement

Few dynamic changes are observed. Phrasing is absent or very poorly thought out. Many articulations are incorrect.
Technical Proficiency

Notes
Posture

Excellent

Correct notes are sung throughout the piece. The piece is sung proficiently. The body is relaxed and balanced, shoulders down, feet shoulder width apart, slightly bent knees,back straight, arms relaxed, lifted chest and elongated neck and spine.
Good

Most notes are sung correctly, and proficiency is shown in the piece. Some tension and inaccuracies of posture.
Needs Improvement

Many notes are missed and the student lacks technical proficiency appropriate to the piece being performed. Tension and posture hinder the performance.
Intonation

Breath support
Pitch adjustment skills

Excellent

Accurate intonation with correct breath support in all ranges and registers. Pitch adjustments are made instantly.
Good

Mostly accurate intonation and breath support with some out-of-tune notes. Pitch adjustment skills are still developing.
Needs Improvement

An unawareness of tuning problems. Needs development of pitch adjustment and breath support skills.
Diction

Clarity of consonants
Purity of vowels

Excellent

Articulation of consonants are clear and vowels are open and pure.
Good

Some consonants are unclear or unheard and vowels are only open and clear sometimes.
Needs Improvement

Consonants are unclear. Vowels closed or incorrect.
Interpretation

Expression
Artistry
Stage Presence

Excellent

Facial expressions and posture help to tell the story of the song and add to the aesthetic beauty of the piece.
Good

Facial expressions are used sometimes. The character of the piece is only shown somewhat.
Needs Improvement

Very little facial expression used and performer is uninteresting to watch.



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