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ERIC Number: EJ704549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
A Survey of Adult Music Practices: Implications for Secondary General Music Classes
VanWeelden, Kimberly; Walters, Sandra
General Music Today, v17 n2 p28 Win 2004
What should students in secondary general music classes experience so they are prepared for a musically enriched life as adults? This question, while seemingly straightforward, produces myriad responses depending on whom you ask. Schools respond differently to what secondary general music students should experience, and it is unknown whether students transfer those musical experiences to their lives beyond high school. Classroom music experiences and real-life music experiences often represent two very different agendas. The authors conducted a research study to determine what types of musical experiences adults encountered while growing up, and what musical experiences they continue to participate in. The intention of this research was not to make generalizations describing the entire adult population, but rather to get a brief glimpse of how music touches adults today and to create a starting point for recommendations for future general music classroom experiences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida