ERIC Number: ED390718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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A Profile of All-State Instrumentalists.
DeCarbo, Nicholas; And Others
Research Perspectives in Music Education: A Journal of the Florida Music Educators Association, n1 p32-40 Fall 1990
This study focuses on responses from a questionnaire surveying the personal, educational, and musical backgrounds of the all-state instrumentalists participating in the Florida Music Educators Association In-Service Concert. Subjects were 882 students in the nine instrumental ensembles surveyed. There were three groups for middle/junior high level and six groups for senior high level students. A majority (63%) of the students came from 15% of Florida's 67 counties. Overall, there were more males than females and this imbalance was more noticeable for certain instruments. The data suggest that most of the respondents initiated their instrumental music experiences in elementary school. Private instruction also appeared to be an important variable in the development of successful students. High percentages of the all-state students also had been involved in solo and ensemble evaluation festivals. Ninety percent of the students reported they would continue to play after graduation from high school; 38 percent reported they intended to major in music in college. (Author/NP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bands (Music), High Schools, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicians, Orchestras, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes
Florida Music Educators Association, 207 Office Plaza Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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