European Suzuki Association - Examinations Manual (2023)

European Suzuki Association Examinations Manual Revised May 2023 Page 3 of 23 C. CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS 1. Examinations a. Candidates will be advised which level of examination to take by the Course Teacher Trainer. b. Candidates will be examined on Performance and Teaching with equal weighting. c. Course Assessment may be used as a moderating factor. d. The recommendation and comments of the Teacher Trainer or Home Teacher of the candidate should generally be considered accurate and true and the recommendation should, in most cases, be followed. Performance Evaluation will be made as follows – BRASS ** DOUBLE BASS SECE a. Musicality a. Musicality a. Musicality b. Tone b. Tone b. Drama/Acting c. Posture c. Posture c. Posture d. Articulation d. Bowing technique d. Diction e. Breathing e. Left side technique e. Memory f. Memory f. Memory FLUTE GUITAR HARP a. Musicality a. Musicality a. Musicality b. Tone b. Tone b. Tone c. Posture c. Posture c. Posture d. Articulation d. Right hand technique d. Articulation e. Breathing e. Left hand technique e. Gesture f. Memory f. Memory f. Memory MANDOLIN ORGAN PIANO a. Musicality TBC a. Musicality b. Tone b. Tone c. Posture c. Posture d. Right hand technique d. Articulation e. Left hand technique e. Memory f. Memory RECORDER VIOLA VIOLIN a. Musicality a. Musicality a. Musicality b. Tone b. Tone b. Tone c. Posture c. Posture c. Posture d. Articulation d. Bowing technique d. Bowing technique e. Breathing e. Left hand technique e. Left hand technique f. Memory f. Memory f. Memory VIOLONCELLO VOICE – Recital - Technique VOICE – Recital - Musicality a. Musicality a. Posture a. Intonation b. Tone c. Posture d. Bowing technique e. Left hand technique f. Memory b. Quality of Voice c. Use of register d. Phonation e. Articulation f. Memory b. Legato c. Analysis of text & melody d. Rhythm e. Dynamics f. Colour of the Voice g. Stage presence ** Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

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