ERIC Number: ED394879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Course Work, Instrumental Specialty Skills, and Musical Philosophy: Activities and Experiences That Impact College Students' Musical Independence.
Bobbett, Gordon C.; And Others
This paper explores the question: what courses and activities contribute to the music major's musical growth (musicianship), and which do not? Musical independence (MI) is the key indicator of student outcome in music. The study makes a subtle difference between MI and musical achievement, the mastery of any academic skill related to music, whereas MI is directly related to the actual production and performance of music. The Instrumental College Survey-2 (ICS-2), Colwell's Music Achievement Test 3 (MAT3), and Colwell's Music Achievement Text 4 (MAT4) were administered to 354 instrumentalists participating in Ball State University, Florida State University, and Wichita State University bands, with 78 non-music majors eliminated from the total participant population. The instrument examined the general areas of student outcome and general demographic data, including college course work, grades, performance activity skills, and artistic fundamental skills. (Contains 28 references.) (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 1995).