Piano performance assessment: video feedback and the Quality Assessment in Music Performance Inventory (QAMPI)

Masaki, M. and Hechler, P. and Gadbois, S. and Waddell, G. (2011) Piano performance assessment: video feedback and the Quality Assessment in Music Performance Inventory (QAMPI). In: International Symposium on Performance Science 2011, 24-27 August 2011, Canada.

Abstract

This study assesses the validity of a new self-report measure of piano performance quality, the Quality Assessment in Music Performance Inventory (QAMPI), and the adaptability of sport video analysis methods to piano performance evaluation. Piano students from Brandon University’s School of Music (n=21) volunteered to have real rehearsal and concert performances video recorded. Students employed QAMPI before and while watching the video recording to assess the perceived quality of their concert performance compared with their individual performance potential established in the rehearsal. An expert also employed QAMPI to evaluate each student’s concert piano performance quality after reviewing the rehearsal and concert video recordings. Initial results indicate that piano students’ assessment of their performance quality measured by QAMPI before and while watching the video recording differ substantially and that the students’ self-evaluation while watching the performance video recording is closer to that of expert assessment. Cronbach’s alpha demonstrated good internal consistency. These initial results indicate that QAMPI provides a consistent measure of music performance elements using video feedback and insight into pianists’ self-perception of performance quality.

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