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Superior Ratings at Music Performance Adjudication Events

posted Aug 27, 2015, 12:59 PM by Greg Shull

Band, choral, and orchestra directors were recognized at the August 24th Cleveland County Board of Education meeting for achieving a rating of "Superior" at their respective music performance adjudications.  The directors took their top ensembles to the events near the end of last year to be critiqued by revered music professionals.

The following directors (pictured above with the school board) were recognized at the meeting and are listed along with their performing ensemble(s) and music grade levels.
  • John Champney, Shelby High School, Chamber Orchestra - Grade VI & Strathmore - Festival of Gold
  • Gil Doggett, Kings Mountain High School, Blazer Band – Grade VI
  • Sarah Fulton, Kings Mountain High School, Women’s Ensemble – Grade IV & Symphonic Chorale – Grade VI
  • Carol McSwain, Burns Middle School, 8th Grade String Orchestra – Grade II
  • Ashley Smith, Burns Middle School, Eighth-Grade Chorus and 7th-grade Male Ensemble – Grade IV
  • Peter Strickland, Crest High School, String Orchestra – Grade IV & Chamber Orchestra – Grade V 
  • Andrew Washburn, Kings Mountain High School, Concert Band -  Grade IV
  • Sherry Young, Kings Mountain Middle School, Seventh-Eighth Grades Mixed Chorus –Grade I
  • Jennifer Quinn, Shelby Middle School, 7th Grade Orchestra – Grade II & 8th Grade Orchestra – Grade III
Click here to learn more about the music grade level system.  See the attached document to understand what it takes to achieve a "Superior" rating at an MPA event.  The attachment includes the music selection process, the stage and sight-reading rating systems, and a rubric for determining the final rating of an ensemble based on individual caption scores.
Greg Shull,
Aug 27, 2015, 12:59 PM