Reply To: Large Group Guitar Rubric?
Any rubric for large ensemble evaluation may include a number of skills such as prescribed scales, major and minor, sight reading, posture, technique, and intonation. Large ensembles differ from small ensembles by the presence of a conductor. While it may not seem fair, a good rubric should include the conductor’s skills at controlling the group, procedure for taking the stage, conducting patterns, ability to control dynamics, tempo and overall musical expression. The rubric should also include the director’s ability to select music that is within the ensemble’s ability to perform, makes the group sound good and demonstrates contrasting styles and skills.