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ERIC Number: EJ1102258
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2379-9021
An Analysis of Middle School SATB and SAB Choral Sight Reading Contest Literature
Poché-Rodriguez, Kelley
Texas Music Education Research, p27-39 2013
Between 2006 and 2012, 9% of all middle school choral entries in the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert and Sight Reading Contest consisted of mixed choirs (N = 842) (Texas UIL, 2012a). Middle school mixed choirs pose unique pedagogical problems for directors. One such challenge lies in the determination of whether to perform Soprano Alto Tenor Bass (SATB) or Soprano Alto Baritone (SAB) literature. While a director must take into consideration the number, strength, and vocal independence of boys in the choir, the range of the part or parts and the students' progress in the voice change process are perhaps the most critical factors. The purpose of this study was to conduct an analysis of the UIL SATB and SAB middle school sight-reading literature from 2006-2012 and the corresponding UIL sight reading. [Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Music Educators Association (San Antonio, TX, Feb 2013).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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