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IB Solo or Group Performance Criteria

Read the descriptors and assign a mark level for each criterion.  Total the points assigned and enter into the form.

Solo performing (SLS, HL) and group performing (SLG)

A. Selection of programme -  This criterion concerns the choice of contrasting pieces that feature the student’s/group’s capabilities, and the fulfillment of the accompaniment requirements.

Marks

Level descriptor

0

The selected presentation does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.

1

The selected presentation shows little contrast, and is not appropriate to the student’s/group’s performance capabilities.  Accompaniment guidelines are not followed.

2

The selected presentation shows some contrast but is sometimes beyond the student’s/group’s performance capabilities.  Accompaniment guidelines are followed.

3

The selected presentation mostly shows good contrast, and is appropriate for the student’s/group’s performance capabilities.  Accompaniment guidelines are followed.

4

The selected presentation consistently shows very good contrast, and is well matched to the student’s/group’s performance capabilities.  Accompaniment guidelines are followed.

B. Technical proficiency  -  This criterion concerns the control of musical elements (duration, pitch, timbre/tone colour, texture and dynamics, form and structure) through appropriate and consistent technique as demonstrated in the selected presentation.

Marks

Level descriptor

0

The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.

1

The work demonstrates little control of musical elements. The technical challenges are rarely met.

2

The work demonstrates some control of musical elements. The technical challenges are sometimes met.

3

The work demonstrates partially effective control of musical elements. The technical challenges are mostly met.

4

The work demonstrates mostly effective control of musical elements. The technical challenges are mostly met.

5

The work consistently demonstrates effective control of musical elements. The technical challenges are met.

6

The work consistently demonstrates highly effective control of musical elements. The technical challenges are consistently met.

C. Understanding of style

This criterion concerns the student’s/group’s understanding of the particular style of each musical piece within the selected presentation.

Marks

Level descriptor

0

The selected presentation does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.

1

The selected presentation shows little understanding of the musical styles.

2

The selected presentation shows some understanding of the musical styles.

3

The selected presentation shows mostly effective understanding of the musical styles.


4

The selected presentation shows consistently effective understanding of the musical styles.


D. Musical communication

This criterion is concerned with the extent to which the student/group communicates their musical re-creation to an audience.

 

Marks

Level descriptor

0

The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.

1

The work displays little musical communication.

2

The work displays some musical communication.

3

The work displays partially effective musical communication.

4

The work displays mostly effective musical communication.

5

The work consistently displays effective musical communication.

6

The work consistently displays highly effective musical communication.

 

Name 
Date 
Artisit Name 
A. Selection of programme - This criterion concerns the choice of contrasting pieces that feature the student’s/group’s capabilities, and the fulfillment of the accompaniment requirements.
Criterion A 
B. Technical proficiency - This criterion concerns the control of musical elements (duration, pitch, timbre/tone colour, texture and dynamics, form and structure) through appropriate and consistent technique as demonstrated in the selected presentation.
Criterion B 
C. Understanding of style This criterion concerns the student’s/group’s understanding of the particular style of each musical piece within the selected presentation.
Criterion C 
D. Musical communication This criterion is concerned with the extent to which the student/group communicates their musical re-creation to an audience.
Criterion D 
Add the points you have given for this performance.
Total Points