ERIC Number: ED393755
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Forgotten and Uninformed College Band Student: A Comparison of Activities, Experiences, and Musical Independence among Non-Music Majors and Music Majors.
Bobbett, Gordon C.; And Others
This study examines college course work, instrumental speciality activities, and artistic activities associated with music majors' and non-music majors' musical independence. A second purpose is to examine whether or not these experiences and activities influence musical independence. Postsecondary musical experiences and activities have been divided into three primary areas: (1) college coursework, focusing on the roles of private teacher and band director; (2) performance activities; and, (3) artistic fundamental skills. The study covers the years 1992-1995 and surveyed 276 instrumental music majors participating in the bands at Ball State University, Florida State University, and Wichita State University. The research examined the relationship between Colwell's Music Achievement Test 3 (MAT3), and Colwell's Music Achievement Test 4 (MAT4) and five specific areas including: (1) General Demographic; (2) College Course Work; (3) High School Music Activities; (4) College Music Activities (Performance Activities); and (5) Musicianship (Artistic Fundamental Skills). The Instrumental College Survey-2 (ICS-2) as well as MAT3 and MAT4 were administered to participants. Extensive charts and graphs accompany the text. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi, MS, 1995). For related study papers, see SO 026 113-114.