ERIC Number: ED033968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Effects of a Listening Program in Contemporary Music Upon the Appreciation by Junior High School Students of Representative Literature of Other Periods. Final Report.
Zumbrunn, Karen Lee Fanta
A study was conducted to determine the effect of a taped, guided listening program of contemporary music on students' understanding of other styles of music. Of the 720 students selected for the study from San Francisco junior high schools, 226 were placed in an experimental group which received 18 one-half hour taped listening lessons of 20th-century art music, 132 received Leonard Bernstein's taped listening lessons, which did not include contemporary music, 201 were placed in general music classes and did not receive a listening experience, and 161 served as a zero control group which was not exposed to musical instruction and which provided a baseline for assessing students' aesthetic judgments. The Kyme Test of Aesthetic Judgments in Music was administered before and after the 9 weeks of instruction. Analysis of Covariance was made of the data. Results indicated that (1) knowledge gained through the study of contemporary music was not transferred to music of the past, and (2) the 20th-century art music program had greatest success in inner-city "deprived" schools. (Author/MP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.