Grading Procedures & Breakdown
30% PLAYING TESTS AND PASS-OFFS – 30% of the six-weeks grade will be based on playing tests and objective pass-offs. Students will usually have one playing test per week.
25% PRACTICE SHEETS/LOGS – 25% of the six-weeks grade will be based on the amount of daily home practice. Students are required to practice at least 30 minutes a day six days a week or 36 minutes a day 5 days a week (3 hours per week) and properly fill out a practice log or sheet in order to receive a 100% on their practice sheet that week. A student should have five practice sessions per week. If one needs to be made up, then there should be two different practice sessions on one day.
25% PARTICIPATION AND REHEARSAL ETIQUETTE – 25% of the six-weeks grade will be based on daily rehearsals including sectionals, individual help sessions, participation and rehearsal conduct.
20% DAILY GRADES – 20% of the six-weeks grade will be based on daily grades including homework assignments, letter slips, music theory quizzes, class work, and having materials/supplies ready for class.