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ERIC Number: EJ1073442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
Taking the Plunge: The Hopes and Fears of Students as They Begin Music College
Burt, Rosie; Mills, Janet
British Journal of Music Education, v23 n1 p51-73 Mar 2006
The attitudes and experiences of 13 music students entering a conservatoire were tracked before their entry and throughout their first term at college. Aspirations and apprehensions towards the musical, academic and social aspects of college life were collected in addition to career aims, and the data analysed qualitatively to produce emergent themes. Three pivot points were drawn from the analysis, describing events or factors that appear to shape the development of the students as musicians. The first highlights the importance of the students' first performance at college, and the second focuses on overcoming possible feelings of inadequacy generated from being one of many outstanding musicians. Thirdly, the role of feedback is highlighted as an important part of the students becoming confident in all aspects of their musical work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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