North Fulton School of Music offers a variety of assessment programs for students. These programs help students set and achieve goals as well as mark progress for each student. Students receive valuable feedback from having a third party adjudicator. Our assessment programs include the NFSM Theory Assessments, the NFSM Practical Assessments, the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Theory and Practical Examinations, and the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Annual Festival.
NFSM Theory Assessments
North Fulton School of Music offers internal assessment programs to help students mark progress and set goals. The Theory Assessments is a written music theory exam designed similar to the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) exam. The Music Theory Exam was built by a group of North Fulton School of Music instructors who excel in music theory and have vast experience in preparing students for the ABRSM exams.
NFSM Practical Assessments
North Fulton School of Music offers internal assessment programs to help students mark progress, set goals, and receive constructive feedback to help their growth as developing musicians. Practical Assessment is offered once a year. Students register for the event, prepare two pieces to perform in front of a North Fulton School of Music judge, and receive scores on the performances. This helps the students grow as musicians and gain experience performing in front of a judge. The superior scoring students (score of 90% or above) receive trophies for their superior rating. Excellent scoring students (score of 80-90%) receive a medal for the excellent rating. All participating students receive a certificate of achievement. Awards are presented at our annual Advanced Recital.
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) is the most popular music examination organization in the world. Each year, over 500,000 people worldwide take Associated Board Exams. North Fulton School of Music feels this is the most complete program offered in the world. It covers the following: Performance, Theory, Ear Training, Scales & Arpeggios, and sight-reading. Read more on their website at abrsm.org
North Fulton School of Music is a federated club under the Georgia Chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). NFMC holds annual festivals for music students. This assessment program is annually held in the months of February and March. Students memorize pieces to be performed in front of a judge and can receive certificates for superior scores. NFMC awards Superior Trophy Cups for students who earn three consecutive superior ratings.