Please employ the “plus or minus one” rule to this grading rubric. Many solos could be listed in two different categories. So if a solo is listed as a 5, someone else may categorize it as a 6 or a 4, depending on his or her experience and/or playing ability.
*Items marked below with an asterisk are highly recommended
For a typical college music major senior recital, I recommend choosing repertoire from a variety of grades. For example, if you have three solos, I’d recommend the following grades: 5-5-6, 5-5-7, 5-6-7, etc. But certainly, NOT 6-7-7 or 7-7-7—that is too much pressure! Good luck!