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Musicianship Standards

Select your level to view the requirements for your concert ensemble.

Musicianship Standards - Level I

First Quarter
1. Perform the following major scales from memory: F, B♭, E♭.
Private Lesson I
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

2. Perform the chromatic scale, two octaves, in eighth notes at 𝅘𝅥 = 100.
3. Be able to count all the rhythms on the Level I Rhythm Sheet.
Second Quarter
4. Perform the following major scales from memory: C, A♭, D♭.
Private Lesson II
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

5. Prepare a selected musical exercise, paying attention to all musical detail.
6. Pass the Level I Terminology Quiz.
Third Quarter
7. Perform the following major scales from memory: G, D, G♭.
Private Lesson III
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

8. Perform a sight-reading selection to the director's satisfaction.
9. Perform a solo or ensemble of FBA Grade III or higher.
Fourth Quarter
10. Perform the following major scales from memory: A, E, B.
Private Lesson IV
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

11. Attend an approved professional instrumental music performance.
12. Prepare a report on two great performers on your instrument, focusing on recordings to which you have listened.

Musicianship Standards - Level II

First Quarter
1. Perform the following natural minor scales from memory: D, G, C.
Private Lesson I
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

2. Perform the chromatic scale, two octaves, in eighth notes at 𝅘𝅥 = 110.
3. Be able to count all the rhythms on the Level II Rhythm Sheet.
Second Quarter
4. Perform the following natural minor scales from memory: A, F, B♭.
Private Lesson II
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

5. Prepare a selected musical exercise, paying attention to all musical detail.
6. Pass the Level II Terminology Quiz.
Third Quarter
7. Perform the following natural minor scales from memory: E, B, E♭.
Private Lesson III
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

8. Perform a sight-reading selection to the director's satisfaction.
9. Perform a solo or ensemble of FBA Grade III or higher.
Fourth Quarter
10. Perform the following natural minor scales from memory: F♯, C♯, G♯.
Private Lesson IV
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

11. Attend an approved professional instrumental music performance.
12. Prepare a report on two great performers on your instrument, focusing on recordings to which you have listened.

Musicianship Standards - Level III

First Quarter
1. Perform the following harmonic minor scales from memory: D, G, C.
Private Lesson I
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

2. Perform the chromatic scale, two octaves, in eighth notes at 𝅘𝅥 = 125.
3. Be able to count all the rhythms on the Level III Rhythm Sheet.
Second Quarter
4. Perform the following harmonic minor scales from memory: A, F, B♭.
Private Lesson II
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

5. Prepare a selected musical exercise, paying attention to all musical detail.
6. Pass the Level III Terminology Quiz.
Third Quarter
7. Perform the following harmonic minor scales from memory: E, B, E♭.
Private Lesson III
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

8. Perform a sight-reading selection to the director's satisfaction.
9. Perform a solo or ensemble of FBA Grade IV or higher.
Fourth Quarter
10. Perform the following harmonic minor scales from memory: F♯, C♯, G♯.
Private Lesson IV
Name of Teacher:_______
Contact:_______
Date of Lesson:_______
Signature:_______

11. Attend an approved professional instrumental music performance.
12. Prepare a report on the history of your instrument, focusing on at least three famous performers.