Playing Test Rubric

FHC Orchestra Playing Test

 

Name                                                                                     Music                                                                        

 


Category

4 – Excellent

3 – Good

2 – Fair

1 – Poor

Posture & Instrument

Position

4     3     2     1

Posture is lengthened & balanced. Instrument is in correct position.

Posture is lengthened or balanced but not both; and/or some aspects of instrument position are correct.

Posture is lengthened or balanced but not both; and/or few aspects of instrument position are correct.

Most aspects of posture and instrument position are incorrect.

Left Hand Position

4     3     2     1

Left arm, hand and finger positions are correct.

Some aspects left arm, hand and finger position are correct, but not all.

Few aspects of left arm, hand and finger position
are correct.

Most aspects of left arm, hand and finger position are incorrect.

Right Hand Position

4     3     2     1

Right arm, hand and finger positions are correct.

Some aspects of right arm, hand and finger position are correct, but not all.

Few aspects of left arm, hand and finger position
are correct.

Most aspects of right arm, hand and finger position are incorrect.

Tone Quality

4     3     2     1

Bow placement, angle, weight and speed are correct.

Some aspects of bow placement, angle, weight and/or speed are correct.

Few aspects of bow placement, angle, weight and/or speed are correct.

Significant errors in bow placement, angle, weight and/or speed.

Notes/Intonation

4     3     2     1

Notes are correct, with proper fingering, and entirely in tune
(little to no errors).

Most notes are correct with proper fingering and generally good intonation.

Some notes are correct and/or with proper fingering and/or
with good intonation.

Few notes and fingerings are correct and/or in tune.

Rhythm

4     3     2     1

All rhythms are correct.

Most rhythms are correct.

Some rhythms are correct.

Few to no rhythms are correct.

Bowing & Articulation

4     3     2     1

All bowings and articulations are correct.

Most bowings and articulations are correct.

Some bowings and articulations are correct.

Few to no bowings and articulations are correct.

Expression

4     3     2     1

All or most elements of phrasing, style and dynamics are present.

Some elements of phrasing, style and dynamics are present.

Few elements of phrasing, style and dynamics are present.

Elements of phrasing, style and dynamics are missing.

 

 

Grading Scale                 32=100%                         27=85%                            22=70%

31=97%                            26=82%                            21=67%

30=94%                            25=79%                            20=64%

29=91%                            24=76%                            19=61%

28=88%                            23=73%                            18=58%                            TOTAL                                                       GRADE