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ERIC Number: EJ1019768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
The Influences of Presentation Modes and Conducting Gestures on the Perceptions of Expressive Choral Performance of High School Musicians Attending a Summer Choral Camp
Napoles, Jessica
International Journal of Music Education, v31 n3 p321-330 Aug 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the influences of presentation modes (audio and visual) on perceptions of expressive choral performance. The stimulus recording included four choral selections, each conducted by a different conductor in two ways: using expressive conducting gestures and using strict conducting gestures. Three groups of participants: (1) listened to the eight audio excerpts; or (2) listened and viewed the conductor from the rear; or (3) listened and viewed the conductor from the front. They then answered questions regarding expressivity, tone quality, and overall impression of the choral performance. Results indicate significant differences between presentation modes and conducting style. Participants rated performances conducted with an expressive gesture higher than performances conducted with a strict gesture in all three presentation modes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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