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VMEA I VCDA Choral Assessment Adjudication Form School: North Stafford High School

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Choir: Chamber Choir

Director: Lindsey Bruno

Ensemble Size: Grade: 4

Source: VA

Selection #2 Title & Comp/ Arr: Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal, arr. Shaw and Parker

Grade: 4

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1-jU.f_ERIOR Tone Healthy tone, Focus, Breath management, Age appropriate

15 ( ,.-14)

13

Proper to~ction in all ranges and dynamic levels

II -EXCELLENT

12

10

11

Proper tone production in most ranges and dynamic levels

~ Intonation Note accuracy, Chords, Intervals, Unisons, Tonal awareness

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29

Selection #1 Title & Comp/Arr: Northern Lights, Ola Gjeilo

Diction Vowels, Consonants, Languages, Syllabic stress Musical Effect Phrasing, Dynamic\;, Style, Rhythmic precision, Tempo

15

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14

Pitches are correct I wen---' centered, adjustments are made quickly

12

11

10

Pitches are correct but not always centered

Ill- GOOD

IV-FAIR

7

8

9

Tone production is inconsistent across ranges and dynamic levels

8

9

7

Inconsistent note accuracy and intonation

6

5

V-POOR

4

Elements of proper tone production are seldom present

3

2

SCORE

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Proper tone production is not evident

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14

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5

6

4

Numerous inaccuracies in notes and intonation

3

2

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Undeveloped intonation and incorrect pitches

Intonation

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Expressiv~the elements of diction with unified vowel placement

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Outsta nd in}-1-art'lstic phrasing & dynamics Outstanding rhythmic precision, tempo, style

12

11

10

Consistent use of elements of diction; Minor problems in vowel placement

12

11

10

Consistent use of appropriate style, tempo, dynamics, phrasing, rhythmic precision

8

9

7

Inconsistent application of the elements of diction and vowel placement

7

8

9

Inconsistencies in rhythmic precision, tempo, and in use of expressive elements

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Tone

5

6

4

Minimal application of the elements of diction and unified vowel placement

4

5

6

Numerous rhythm I tempo I dynamic I phrasing I stylistic inaccuracies

2

3

1

Diction

Undeveloped diction and lack of unified vowels

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2

Musical Effect

3

1

Undeveloped rhythm and expressive elements

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10

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Appropriate mel~ harmonic I dynamic balance I blend within & acros~mble

Stage Presence Posture, Focus, Professionalism, Facial expression

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9

8

7

Minor problems in melodic I harmonic I dynamic balance & blend within I across ensemble

8

7

6

5

4

Inconsistent ensemble balance I blend

3

Frequent balance I blend problems

2

1

Ineffective balance I blend

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Excellent posture, stage presence, some of ensemble uses facial expression

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Stage

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Presence

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Balance/Blend Within/across: Vocal sections, Ensemble, Dynamic spectrum

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Inconsistent focus & professionalism, minimal use I absence of facial expression

Stage presence frequently distracted from the performance

RATINGS & SCORES I Superior 68-80 II Excellent 52-67 Ill Good 36-51 IV Fair 20-35 v Poor 6-19

Ineffective stage presence

FINAL RATING

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