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Vocal Music Assessment Name: Grade: Choral Pre-Conservatory NM M Level 1 NM M Level 2 NM M Level 3 NM M Ability to match pitch with piano Abilty to sing a minor triad Ability to sing a chromatic scale Sing a major scale, starting on any pitch, in tune, a cappella, ascending and descending Ability to sing a part in tune with others on their part in a more than one part setting Ability to hold their own part against another part or parts being played or sung. Sing a major triad, starting on any pitch, in tune, a acappella (1-3-5-3-1) Do Mi So Mi Do Ability to match either pitch as directed when two pitches are played on the piano Ability to match the lowest, middle or highest note as directed when a triad is played on the piano Identify all note names on the treble and bass clef up to 2 ledger lines Distinguish between major and minor triads and scales by ear. Ability to find starting pitches on any scale degree when only the tonic is played Describe and demonstrate basic note and rest values ( w h q e ) Understanding and application of intermediate rhythms and rests. Knows how to read both simple and compound time signatures. Understanding and application of more advanced rhythms. Understands meter, beat emphasis and tempo markings. Apply solfege syllables to a melody with a given key signature Ability to sing a basic sight-reading melody in a major key as practiced in class. Ability to to sight-read intermediate melodies in both major and minor with altered pitches as practiced in class and ability sight-read basic melodies in two parts as practiced in class. Identify all 15 major key signatures Identify all major and minor key signatures Describe and demonstrate the following terms and symbols Understanding and application of the following terms and symbols: Pianissimo, Piano, Mezzo Piano, Mezzon Forte, Forte, Fortissimo Crescendo, Decrescendo Sharp #, Flat b, Natural n fermata, staccato, legato, marcato, accent, sforzando, tenuto, articulation, system, measure, pick-up Vocal Tech Pre-Conservatory NM M Level 1 NM M Level 2 NM M Level 3 NM M Can match pitch vocally Understands and practices the use of proper diction and vowel formation Consistently sings with proper diction and vowel formation Students will be able to improvize harmonies on given melodies Has the ability to discern the difference aurally between ascending and descending pitches, and can demonstrate vocally Understands and demonstrates proper vocal technique including: Proper posture, Expansive Breath (Appoggio) and silent breaths, Forward Resonance, Tip of tongue consistently resting on bottom of front teeth, Back of throat open / Soft palate raised, Has no tightness in throat, neck or jaw, Has the ability to achieve the “Singers Formant”/ “Vocal Ring” (2800-3400 Hz), i.e., the ability to fill an auditorium with solo quality volume and be heard over any instrumentation Consistently sings with proper vocal technique as detailed in level 1. Understands and demonstrates the different vocal registers and the concept of aggiustimento, i.e., having one smooth seam in the vocal range. Students will also become outstanding soli artists (singing simultaneously with other soloists) in different genres including classical, musical theatre (Broadway and/ or Opera), and Pop. Can sight read more complex diatonic melodies as well as ones with chromatically altered tones Understands different vocal genres and styles including Classical, Broadway and Pop Sings well in different vocal genres and styles including Classical, Broadway and Pop Can identify both written and aurally as well as sing all intervals including non- perfect 4ths and 5ths Knows all notes, including ones with ledger lines, in treble and bass clefs Can identify both written and aurally as well as sing all major, minor and perfect ascending intervals Can correctly identify all major key signatures Demonstrates the ability to sight read simple diatonic melodic lines in all major keys Can identify all major and minor key signatures Can identify both written and aurally as well as sing all major, minor and perfect ascending and descending intervals Mastery of proper vocal technique is second nature. Using lyric and character analyses, students are able to give more attention to song interpretation and artistry. Students will become the consummate performer, not only singing solos in front of an audience expressively and musically with the proper dynamics, articulation, vocal inflection, lyric interpretation and emotion, but also with the ability to move the audience in a profound way. Notes Work Ethic and Attitude Choral Level Vocal Tech Level
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  • Vocal Music AssessmentName: Grade:

    Choral Pre-Conservatory NM M Level 1 NM M Level 2 NM M Level 3 NM MAbility to match pitch with piano Abilty to sing a minor triad Ability to sing a chromatic scaleSing a major scale, starting on any pitch, in tune, a cappella, ascending and descending

    Ability to sing a part in tune with others on their part in a more than one part setting

    Ability to hold their own part against another part or parts being played or sung.

    Sing a major triad, starting on any pitch, in tune, a acappella (1-3-5-3-1) Do Mi So Mi Do

    Ability to match either pitch as directed when two pitches are played on the piano

    Ability to match the lowest, middle or highest note as directed when a triad is played on the piano

    Identify all note names on the treble and bass clef up to 2 ledger lines

    Distinguish between major and minor triads and scales by ear.

    Ability to find starting pitches on any scale degree when only the tonic is played

    Describe and demonstrate basic note and rest values ( w h q e )

    Understanding and application of intermediate rhythms and rests. Knows how to read both simple and compound time signatures.

    Understanding and application of more advanced rhythms. Understands meter, beat emphasis and tempo markings.

    Apply solfege syllables to a melody with a given key signature

    Ability to sing a basic sight-reading melody in a major key as practiced in class.

    Ability to to sight-read intermediate melodies in both major and minor with altered pitches as practiced in class and ability sight-read basic melodies in two parts as practiced in class.

    Identify all 15 major key signatures Identify all major and minor key signaturesDescribe and demonstrate the following terms and symbols

    Understanding and application of the following terms and symbols:

    Pianissimo, Piano, Mezzo Piano, Mezzon Forte, Forte, Fortissimo

    Crescendo, DecrescendoSharp #, Flat b, Natural n

    fermata, staccato, legato, marcato, accent, sforzando, tenuto, articulation, system, measure, pick-up

    Vocal Tech Pre-Conservatory NM M Level 1 NM M Level 2 NM M Level 3 NM MCan match pitch vocally Understands and practices the use of proper diction

    and vowel formationConsistently sings with proper diction and vowel formation

    Students will be able to improvize harmonies on given melodies

    Has the ability to discern the difference aurally between ascending and descending pitches, and can demonstrate vocally

    Understands and demonstrates proper vocal technique including: Proper posture, Expansive Breath (Appoggio) and silent breaths, Forward Resonance, Tip of tongue consistently resting on bottom of front teeth, Back of throat open / Soft palate raised, Has no tightness in throat, neck or jaw, Has the ability to achieve the “Singers Formant”/ “Vocal Ring” (2800-3400 Hz), i.e., the ability to fill an auditorium with solo quality volume and be heard over any instrumentation

    Consistently sings with proper vocal technique as detailed in level 1. Understands and demonstrates the different vocal registers and the concept of aggiustimento, i.e., having one smooth seam in the vocal range.

    Students will also become outstanding soli artists (singing simultaneously with other soloists) in different genres including classical, musical theatre (Broadway and/or Opera), and Pop.

    Can sight read more complex diatonic melodies as well as ones with chromatically altered tones

    Understands different vocal genres and styles including Classical, Broadway and Pop

    Sings well in different vocal genres and styles including Classical, Broadway and Pop

    Can identify both written and aurally as well as sing all intervals including non-perfect 4ths and 5ths

    Knows all notes, including ones with ledger lines, in treble and bass clefs

    Can identify both written and aurally as well as sing all major, minor and perfect ascending intervals

    Can correctly identify all major key signatures

    Demonstrates the ability to sight read simple diatonic melodic lines in all major keys

    Can identify all major and minor key signatures

    Can identify both written and aurally as well as sing all major, minor and perfect ascending and descending intervals

    Mastery of proper vocal technique is second nature. Using lyric and character analyses, students are able to give more attention to song interpretation and artistry. Students will become the consummate performer, not only singing solos in front of an audience expressively and musically with the proper dynamics, articulation, vocal inflection, lyric interpretation and emotion, but also with the ability to move the audience in a profound way.

    Notes Work Ethic and Attitude Choral Level Vocal Tech Level


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