Midwest Panel Discussion Video Series Pt. 4

Midwest Clinic 1Marty Magnini, Cary Grove Comm. H.S.

Marty has been using accompaniment technology since the Vivace days, and has many great SmartMusic tips for educators of all experience levels. Take a few minutes to hear his story at the 2014 Midwest Clinic. If you were interested in the mail merge concept that Marty describes, take a look at the second video that outlines a new feature in SmartMusic: rubrics. If a    5×5 (or smaller) rubric is adequate for your assessment needs, then SmartMusic has a great solution and a streamlined workflow that will accomplish the same documentation as a mail merge. Also, rubrics are now fully functional with Gradebook and SmartMusic on iPad, so give it a try on your next assignment!

In this video, Marty talks about how all 160 of his high school students have SmartMusic at home. Because of this, he is able to:

  • Incorporate SmartMusic in the registration fee
  • Test all scales every semester using the SmartMusic assessment score
  • Listen to every student on all other assignments
  • Make students achieve an 85-90 % on a piece before rehearsing as an ensemble
  • Difference between pieces prepared with SmartMusic to those without is night and day
  • Export excel files and do a mail merge to include additional comments
  • Improve sight reading and document the progress of every student


Rubrics in SmartMusic



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