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ERIC Number: EJ1061814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9484
Musical and Personal Success: Perceptions of Australian Males in Choir
Powell, Sarah J.
Australian Journal of Music Education, n1 p53-63 2013
This paper investigates musical and personal success from the perspective of Australian boys and men who participate in choir. Findings have been taken from a larger study, which seeks to understand the way in which male notions of success, masculinity and identity influence their choral participation. Participants from four choirs indicated that for them to be in a choir, it must reflect several criteria for success, and these were also strongly linked to the ideology of the Australian male. The research provides valuable insight for music educators and choral directors into how perceptions of success influence male participation, particularly in the context of the Australian male culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia