One of our goals is to give students Tangible Recogition for their musical advancement and effort. Our score sheets have been designed with each instrument in mind. We recommend that teachers keep the original score sheets, giving copies to the student, and eventually bind successive sheets into a record book for each student. This is a fairly easy process, and gives each student a beautiful record of all of their musical achievements in one place.
Here are some sample books and score sheets. Upon membership in I.C.M.E., you will be given a site where you can download scoresheets and other adjudication forms.
Student Score Sheet
Each participant receives a score sheet that is filled out by the judge, with places to document new accomplishments, judge's notes, and scores for every song/skills the student plays.
These score sheets may be bound, and kepts as a record of the student's musical education. Each time a program is passed, this is the record that backs up the award the student has earned.
In addition to their record books, every participant gets a certificate signed by the judge. We suggest that these embossed certificates be presented to each student at an Awards Concert to follow the adjudication.
Available at each level, we highly encourage every student, from the newest of beginners to the seasoned professional, to play for at least a certificate every six months. This way, the beginning and subsequent progress is recorded, and their hard work and talent can be measured throughout their lifetime musical journey.
These are awarded to participants that are at least level 2, demonstrating their knowledge of music history by preparing four pieces, one from each musical time period. Medals are available at levels: 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, and levels 4-10. Preparation for a medal typically should take about 6-12 months, and programs may be split over no more than two adjudication periods.
There are also minimum musicianship requirements, including: scales, chords, and cadences in the keys of the pieces programmed.
Ask your teacher for more information.
When a student gets to Level Five, and is working on Advanced repertoire, they may earn a plaque. This level of playing requires 1 - 2 years of intensive study, and multiple weekly lessons with an expert level teacher. Plaque awards require many pieces of preformed works at Level 5 or higher, and have the highest musicianship requirements, including: scales, chords, arpeggios, cadences in the keys of the pieces programed.
These custom awards are glossy piano black plaques, with laser etched silver plates showing the name of the student. These are meant to reflect the highest level of musical recognition. Awarded to only the most dedicated and talented students, a plaque represents one to two years of intensive work.