POMEROY — She ensnared them with her snare drum abilities.
Gloria Sisson, a freshman at Meigs High School, recently took part in the Ohio Music Education Association’s Solo and Ensemble performances at Ohio University in order to receive a rating. For this specific event, junior high and high school musicians, either as solo artists or as an ensemble. Junior high musicians may pick their own music to perform, as long as it’s appropriate, with high school performers performing a piece from the required list of music provided.
And once the music is chosen, it’s time to get to work. And with performances complete, the judges rate based on a numbered system:
Rating I (1):
An outstanding performance with very few technical errors and exemplifying a truly musical expression. This rating should be reserved for the truly outstanding performance.
Rating II (2):
An unusual performance in many respects, but not worthy of the highest rating due to minor defects in performance, ineffective interpretation, or improper instrumentation.
Rating III (3):
An acceptable performance, but not outstanding. Showing accomplishment and marked promise, but lacking in one or more essential qualities.
Rating IV (4):
A poor performance showing many technical errors, poor musical conception, lack of interpretation, incomplete instrumentation, or lacking in any of the other essential qualities.
Rating V (5):
A very poor performance indicating deficiencies in most of the essential factors, and indicating that much careful attention should be given to the fundamentals of good performance. This rating should be used sparingly and only when it is possible to cite major faults.
And after her solo snare performance, Sisson earned herself the highest mark from the judges: a 1. Along with her distinguished rating, Sisson earned a medal from Meigs High School Band Director Toney Dingess.
For more information, visit http://www.omea-ohio.org/.
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