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Instrumental Performance Assessment

Student Name ____________________
An x in the box indicates the level at which you performed your
assessment at for that category.
An x in the box indicates the level at which you performed your assessment for that category.
1. I can play musical selections with accurate pitch.
2. I can play musical selections with accurate articulation.
3. I can play musical selections with accurate rhythm.
4. I can play musical selections with appropriate tempo.
5. I can play musical selections with appropriate dynamics
6. I can play musical selections with appropriate balance.
7. I can play musical selections with appropriate style.
8. I can play musical selections with appropriate expression.
9. I can play musical selections with appropriate blend.

Category 3+

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Pitch

Pitch is consistently
accurate.

An occasional isolated
error, but most of the
time the pitch is
accurate and secure.

Some pitches are
accurate but there
are frequent or
repeated errors.

Very few pitches are
accurate or secure.

Articulation

Articulations are
precise, clean, and
well executed,
bowings are perfect
and in the right part of
the bow.

Articulations are
precise and clean but
are not executed
perfectly, bowings are
perfect and mostly in
the right part of the
bow.

Articulations are not
very clean,
somewhat precise
and not executed
properly, some
bowing mistakes are
made.

Articulations are very
muddy, unclear, or
non-existent, several
bowing mistakes are
made.

Rhythm

Rhythm is precise and Some very minor
A few noticeable
accurate.
mistakes are made,
mistakes are made.
but do not detract from
a successful
performance.

Several mistakes are
made that detract from
a successful
performance.

Tempo

Tempo is perfectly
secure.

Tempo has some
Tempo has a few
minor flaws but do not minor flaws, doesn't
detract from the
remain steady.
performance.

Tempo has major
flaws, is not steady,
and detracts from the
performance.

Dynamics

Dynamics are
executed perfectly.

Dynamics are very
Dynamics are
evident throughout the somewhat present.
performance.

Dynamics are nonexistent.

Balance

Individual part is
balanced with what is
happening in other
instrument sections.

Balance is prevelant, Balance is somewhat
student understands prevelent.
how they fit in with the
rest of the orchestra.

Balance is nonexistent, student
unaware about other
parts in the orchestra.

Style

Style has been well
planned and is
appropriate for the
music being played.

Style has been
planned but not
executed perfectly.

Style has not been
considered in
preparing for this
perfromance.

Expression

Performance is
uniquely expressive
and draws upon the
emotions that the
composer intended,
vibrato is present.

Performance is
Performance is
expressive and draws somewhat
upon the emotions that expressive, vibrato
the composer
may or may not be
intended, vibrato is
present.
present.

Performance shows a
major lack of
expression, vibrato is
not present.

Blend

Performance is played
so that it blends well
with other members of
their section and
sections of the
orchestra

Performance is played
so that it blends with
member of their
section.

Performance is played
with no consideration
to blend within the
orchestra.

Style has not been
well planned but is
evident in
performance.

Performance is
played with little
consideration to
blend within the
orchestra.