Longhorn Choir Grading Policies

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato

Minor Grades – 25% weight

Daily Assignments:

  • There will be assorted written, electronic, and aural assignments throughout the year.
  • Music score preparation such as numbering measures and highlighting parts will be graded on completion and accuracy.
  • After every performance a reflection will be completed, either orally or written .

Homework:

  • There may be times during the year that work at home may be required. This includes (but not limited too) rehearsal, memorization, and score preparation.
  • Group project checkpoints may be required to be completed at home.

Daily Work – 40% weight

Weekly Choral Technique Grade:

  • Each week the students will be graded on 5 specific criteria that are inline with the National and Texas education standards.

See grading rubric here!

Exams/Quizzes:

  • As knowledge and skills are taught, there will be exams and announced or unannounced quizzes to insure retention.
  • Given aurally, on paper, or electronically.

Major Grades – 35% weight

Group Projects:

  • All students will be responsible for their assigned or chosen aspects of the project.
  • A rubric will be given to the students at the beginning of the project outlining the expectations and grading criteria.

Concert Performance:

  • Students will be given a major grade for all concerts in which they are required to perform.
  • The grade is based on the TEKS and National Standards for performance. A rubric will be outlined before the performances to insure understanding of grading criteria.
  • A make-up assignment is mandatory for all concert excused absences.
  • Unexcused absences will not be allowed to be made up, and therefore students will receive a “0”.

Audience Etiquette:

  • Students are expected to adhere to proper audience etiquette standards. A rubric will be outlined before all performances.
  • Students are expected to stay for all performances, and are only allowed to leave early from a performance by prior permission from Mrs. Tusant.
  • A make-up assignment is mandatory for all excused absences.
  • Unexcused absences will not be allowed to be made up, and therefore students will receive a “0”.