Musician's Performance Portfolio:
A Process for Musical Self-Assessment


Order Musician's Performance Portfolio from Neil A. Kjos.


Musician's Performance Portfolio: A Process for Musical Self-Assessment is a musical "sketchbook" of developing work that encourages students to repeatedly judge their own performances and assess their practice for continuous improvement. Through this process, students learn to fine tune their listening skills, develop a critiquing vocabulary, and monitor practice habits, thus becoming perceptive evaluators and self-teachers.

The portfolio includes:

  • A description of equipment needed to record and store performances
  • Step-by-step instructions of the portfolio process for teachers and students
  • Two types of Performance Portfolio Forms designed for different student ability levels and listening focus
  • A chart to list repertoire that students have learned during the course of the portfolio process
  • A Musical Activity Record to list student performances and activities