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COMPOSITION rubric

The composition are graded with this rubric.  It is not the IB rubric, but is based on the IBO published materials and simplified somewhat to help students understand the requirements of the HL portfolio assignment.  There are five assessed items under each category that must be met for highest marks in each category.

 

COMPOSITION RUBRIC

Overall Impression

5

Holistic assessment of the varied, imaginative and comprehensive use of compositional elements.  Communication of a coherent intent.

 

Varied Elements

 

Variety

 

Clear Intent

 

Use of Technology

 

Presentation

 

 

 
   

Structural & Stylistic Integrity

5

Coherent organization of materials, identifiable musical ideas recur in some form giving sense to the composition.

 

Organized Structure

 

Structural Integrity

 

Form Requirements

 

Stylistic Integrity

 

Unified Composition

 

 
   

Technical Knowledge of the Medium

5

Candidate's knowledge of the chosen medium and the technical capabilities and limitations of such (i.e. ranges, technical considerations, etc.)

 

Presentation of Medium

 

Appropriate Medium

 

Voicing of Medium

 

Rhythmic Limitations

 

Range Limitations

 

 
   

Control & Development of Musical Elements

5

Exploration, control and development of chosen musical elements, such as melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, and texture.

 

Melodic Ideas

 

Rhythmic Integrity

 

Harmony

 

Form Development

 

Consistency of Musical Elem

 

 
   

Notation

5

Candidate's understanding o the relationship between notation and the process of composing and performing.

 

Accurate Notation

 

Control of Notation

 

Appropriate Notation Style

 

Graphic Elements

 

Complete Notation

 

 
   

Total x 4

100

 

Total Score

 

 

COMPOSITION instruction pages

COMPOSITION one

COMPOSITION two

COMPOSITION three

COMPOSITION four

COMPOSITION rubric

COMPOSITION main page

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