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ERIC Number: EJ1019687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Advanced Youth Music Ensembles: Experiences of, and Reasons for, Participation
Hewitt, Allan; Allan, Amanda
International Journal of Music Education, v31 n3 p257-275 Aug 2013
The experiences of 72 adolescent musicians who had been members of an advanced youth symphony orchestra or concert band were investigated. An online survey explored previous participation and the importance of past experiences when making future decisions about participation. Previous experience was very positive. Enjoyment of public performances, a sense of musical satisfaction from participating, and opportunities to meet new people and spend time with other musicians were highly rated. First-time decisions to participate were primarily influenced by positive feedback from friends and peers while ongoing participation tended to be based on the positive experience of the musical and social aspects of participation rather than contextual aspects such as location or the input of significant others such as instrumental teachers or parents.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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