Cambristi Lemani
chamber music

Self-evaluation using ACMP system

(taken verbatim from ACMP's site)

Self-evaluation criteria:

  • I can read music and have basic technical skills.
  • I am starting to explore chamber music repertoire.
  • I can sight-read simple pieces slowly.
  • I play with a decent tone.
  • I am comfortable at moderate tempi.
  • I am peripherally aware of other parts.
  • I can sight-read at a moderate tempo but slow down the hard sections.
  • I play with a pleasant tone.
  • I can get back in when lost.
  • I can sight-read near concert tempo, except in difficult technical passages.
  • I am aware of other parts and try to match them.
  • I play with a beautiful tone.
  • I can play quickly and cleanly in difficult keys and with key/tempo changes.
  • I am a strong leader.
  • I can sight-read all passages cleanly at concert tempo (except pianists).
  • I have keen awareness of other parts and know exactly how they fit.
  • I am conservatory trained.
  • I play with a finely nuanced tone.
  • I can play most difficult passages with finesse at performance tempo.
  • I use high-level technique.
  • I can sight-read all passages cleanly at concert tempo, with phrasing.
  • I could likely play all others’ parts if asked.
  • Often I must slow down in faster or more technical passages.
  • Sometimes I get “tangled” in my own part.
  • I need to slow down in hard sections.
  • I tend to get absorbed in my own part.
  • The hardest passages sound messy if I take them too fast.
  • My phrasing is sometimes choppy.
  • I want to develop a cohesive group sound and wider range in tone color.
  • I need to fine-tune my intonation.
  • I am out of the habit of playing for enjoyment.
  • I am self-critical.
  • To play with fewer stops.
  • To listen more to the group,
  • To learn to lead.
  • To listen more to others,
  • To improve leading ability,
  • To develop the technique for complex passages.
  • To play with more nuance.
  • To match my articulation with the group’s.
  • To improve my tone and phrasing.
  • To convey a convincing interpretation.
  • To expand my arsenal of tone colors.
  • To refine attention to detail.
  • To play more for enjoyment.
  • To inspire others.
  • To coach chamber music.