Three Freed-Hardeman Achievement Program Students Excel
Three students participating in Freed-Hardeman University’s Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program displayed their musical skills before adjudicators. The assessment was held Aug. 3 at Milligan College, near Elizabethton, Tenn. Collin Strong and Eli England, were awarded the highest categorical rating of “First Class Honors with Distinction.” Ella England was awarded a certificate with “Honors.” Each of the honors represents a high level of preparation and performance on the part of the students, according to Dr. Richard England, director of FHU’s program.
The performance assessment includes a complete evaluation of a student’s current abilities on a chosen instrument. A report is given from an adjudicator and provides a breakdown of a numerical grade and constructive written comments. Assessments are held twice a year with all scheduling and location arrangements made by The Achievement Program.
The Achievement Program centers on periodic assessments for students - one-on-one adjudicator-to-student performance evaluations that also function as valuable teaching/learning opportunities. In each practical assessment, a certified professional adjudicator evaluates a student’s performance of repertoire, studies (études), and musical proficiency skills. Assessments are also offered in the academic subjects of music theory and music history.