Last weekend, our daughter completed her first-ever music exam: 4th Grade Clarinet.
She’s studied clarinet the past two years in Jamestown, and has become very proficient, producing beautiful tones and showing wonderful musicianship.
And, the examiners agree - the results arrived via email this evening – an A!
I hope you'll all forgive me, but I’m seriously feeling the need to put that grade into large, bold letters....
That grade again:
The criteria for receiving an A Grade is as follows:
“The candidate demonstrates an overall superior level of achievement in meeting the syllabus objectives in all Sections, in terms of musicianship, security of technique (including intonation, tone, phrasing, articulation, rhythm), and stylistic awareness.”
I have a feeling that her Grandfather, who was a music teacher and a very accomplished musician, is smiling down from heaven tonight.