Performance Exams Ory Shihor Institute

Performance Exam and 10 Level Certification

Exclusive testing system for classical piano performance created by renowned pianist and teacher Ory Shihor

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​Ory Shihor Institute offers performance certification exams based on a 10-level curriculum for classical piano students. Students are evaluated via our exclusive 7 Dimensions testing system, which offers a complete and accurate picture of the students’ ability. Students earn a certification upon advancing to the next level.

10 LEVEL CERTIFICATION

for classical piano performance


Timeline

2020
April 29

Beginner

Prep

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

April 29

Intermediate

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

April 29

Advanced

Level 7

Level 8

Level 9

April 29

Young Artist

Level 10

THE 7 DIMENSIONS

Our students are evaluated ​through our exclusive 7 Dimensions Testing System, ​specifically designed for classical piano performance.

Performance Exams - Technique

TECHNIQUE

​The ability to ​possess the overall technical skill required to play a particular piece

Performance Exams - Artistry

​ARTISTRY

​​The ability to play a given piece expressively and imaginatively

Performance Exams - Sound

​SOUND​

​​The ability to produce a sound that is appropriate for the piece

Performance Exams - Rhythm

​RHYTHM​

​​The ability to control the ‘pulse’ of the piece in a stylistically appropriate manner

Performance Exams - Polyphony

​POLYPHONY​

​The ability to ‘balance’ several musical lines that are occurring simultaneously

Performance Exams - Touch

​TOUCH​

​The ability to play with articulation, clarity of touch and finger control that is genre appropriate

Performance Exams - Pedaling

​PEDALING​

​​The ability to control the pedal in a manner that is stylistically appropriate for the piece