|Tone Quality resonance, control, clarity, focus, consistency, warmth, vowel formation
||Open, resonant, stylistically appropriate tone in all registers. Round, well-matched vowels.
||Appropriate tone most of the time but lacks consistency in outer ranges. Good vowel formation.
||Has basic tonal concepts but some inconsistencies throughout the entire range. Vowels fairly well formed.
||Weak or forced tonal production much of the time. Tone lacks full resonance. Vowels not well matched.
||A lack of understanding of how to produce a healthy, basic tone. Unawarness of vowel matching.
|Tone Quality Score
|Intonation accuracy to intended pitches
||Accurate intonation in all registers. Pitch adjustments are made instantly. Melody flows with the harmonic progression.
||Minimal intonation difficulties. Pitch adjustments are usually successful. Melody is almost always related to accompaniment.
||Generally accurate intonation with some out of tune notes. Pitch adjustment skills are developing. Slight disconnect between melody and harmonic support.
||Some sense of intonation but pitch adjustment skills are not developed. Melody is disconnected from harmonic movement.
||There is an unawareness of tuning problems. Needs basic pitch adjustment and ensemble relating skills.
|Rhythm accuracy of note and rest values, duration, pulse, steadiness, correctness of meters, relation to accompaniment
||Outstanding accuracy. Artistic ownership of relationship of meter, pulse, and ensemble.
||Infrequent errors with a pulse that is mostly correct
||Occasional rhythmic errors with a lack of consistence in pulse and/or meter.
||Numerous inaccurate rhythms with an incorrect pulse/meter.
||An unawareness of rhythms, meter, and pulse.
|Technique posture, breath management, onset and release of sound, musical and/or mechanical skill
||Habitually correct posture, breathing, support, balanced onset and release, artistic use of suspensions.
||Proper vocal technique is employed but has some minor inconsistencies.
||Good technique is emergin but has yet to be habituated.
||Major inconsistencies in posture and breath management.
||Matters of posture, breahing, and support are not evident.
|Diction pronunciation, clarity of text and meaning
||Correct, intelligible and expressive pronunciation with authentic clarity of language interpretation.
||Minor errors in pronunciation or consonant enunciation. Clarity of meaning but slight lack in authenticity.
||Several errors in vowel and consonant enunciation. Text is clear as words, but unclear as a whole.
||Incorrect pronunciation. Lacking most consonant and vowel enunciation
||Pronunciation is incorrect and text is unclear. Inconsistent explosive consonants and vowel shapes.
|Performance appearance, poise, general conduct, mannerisms, facial expression, memory
||Literature chosen is appropriate for the student's skil level. Demeanor is outstanding. Song is well memorized. Emotion is clear and deliberate.
||Song is memorized but the piece is slightly more difficult than the singer's current abilities. Excellent performance demeanor.
||Appropriate repertoire with slight lack in preparation. General poise and conduct needs some minor refining.
||Preparation is lacking for the difficulty of the piece. Some memory and/or deportment lapses.
||Proper performance conduct is lacking. Performer is unfocused. Musical selection is inappropriate. Major memory flaws.