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ERIC Number: ED353891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-16
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
The Relationship between Postsecondary Instrumental Student's Musical Independence and Grade-Level, Instrument Family, Gender, and Instrumental Ensemble.
Bobbett, Gordon C.; And Others
This study analyzed the relationship between MI (musical independence) and placement in college instrumental ensembles, the influence of instrument family and gender on the development of MI in postsecondary students, and identification of those outstanding MI students most at risk of dropping music as their college major. Instrumentalists (N=354) at three universities were administered Colwell's Music Achievement Tests 3 and 4. Findings are reported in relation to the following questions: (1) At each institution, is the top instrumental ensemble more musically independent than the bottom ensemble? (2) Is there a natural growth in MI for music majors from freshman to graduate student? (3) Is the non-music major's musical growth influenced by participating in a postsecondary instrumental ensemble? (4) What is the relationship of the music major's instrument and MI growth? (5) What is the relationship of music major's gender and MI growth? (6) What are the trend-lines for MI when the student's instrument family and gender are combined? and (7) How could the Music Achievement Tests 3 and 4, or grand total test scores be used to evaluate postsecondary students or programs? Among the findings were that the needs of a large university marching band program and the student's professional aspirations are not necessarily congruent. Appendices include the instrumental college survey used in the study and the statistical findings. (Contains 11 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A