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ERIC Number: EJ1061218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0190-4922
The Connoisseurship of Conducting: A Qualitative Study of Exemplary Wind Band Conductors
Barry, Nancy; Henry, Daniel
Contributions to Music Education, v40 n1 p111-130 2014-2015
This study aimed to gain an in-depth perspective through examining how the conducting pedagogy of three selected exemplary high school and college instrumental music conductors function within the context of an actual rehearsal. A typical rehearsal was video recorded, followed by a "think-aloud" session in which the conductor viewed the video and engaged in an in-depth discussion of the rehearsal with a researcher. The "think-aloud" session was audiotaped and transcribed for analysis using a grounded theory approach. Data analysis revealed a good fit between emerging themes and the five dimensions of schooling described in Eisner's (1998) discussion of educational connoisseurship: intentional, structural, curricular, pedagogical, and evaluative. This study may provide models of best practice for in-service music educators as well as possibly informing and improving the training of pre-service music educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A