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ERIC Number: EJ1061219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0190-4922
The Musical Participation and Consumerism of Two Non-Music Majors Enrolled in a University Men's Glee Club
Nichols, Bryan E.
Contributions to Music Education, v40 n1 p131-146 2014-2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the music-related habits, attitudes, preferences and participation of two members of a university Men's Glee Club. Fieldwork was conducted in twice-weekly meetings of a university glee club plus interviews and off-site observations with two non-music major participants. The participants' experience in a collegiate glee club was a continuation of their previous histories of music making, yet different from how they consumed music outside of school. Consistent with previous research, they sometimes compartmentalized different forms of musicking in an attempt to differentiate musical styles and functions. They considered themselves to be "musicians." These non-music majors were seeking musical expression that did not exist in their own academic programs outside the school of music building, which suggests the critical role of the university music program in serving the needs of the campus community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A