Processes require a wide range of technical skills involving a considerable choice of procedures in a variety of familiar and un-familiar contexts. The learning demands a broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts and analytical interpretation of information. The learning demand requires informed judgment within a range of innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems. Learners have complete responsibility for the quantity and quality of output under broad guidance and evaluation from their teacher.
Examiners will use these criteria in assessing all level 4 entrants. In addition to those criteria at level 1, 2, & 3 the entrants will demonstrate:
Accurate and fluent performance throughout
Rhythmic stability and vitality
A full exploration of the dynamic range of the instrument.
A confident projection of the style and character of chosen works
Sensitivity to subtleties of nuance, rubato and ornamentation
A well developed aural awareness and reliable intonation.
Increasing awareness of fine pitch discrimination.
A competent use of vibrato for musical expression.