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ERIC Number: EJ845247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
The Influence of Music Style and Conductor Race on Perceptions of Ensemble and Conductor Performance
Vanweelden, Kimberly; McGee, Isaiah R.
International Journal of Music Education, v25 n1 p7-17 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine music style and conductor race on perceptions of ensemble and conductor performance. Results found that conductor race and music style significantly affected ratings of ensemble and conductor performance. Evaluators rated a white conductor group higher than a black conductor group conducting the same pre-recorded western art music excerpt. Likewise, the black conductor group was rated higher than the white conductor group when conducting the same pre-recorded spiritual music excerpt. Music style and conductor race were also significant factors in evaluations of conductors' body expressions. Higher eye contact, facial expression, and posture ratings were given to the white conductor group when conducting the western art excerpt, and the black conductor group was rated higher on the three body expressions when conducting the spiritual excerpt. Race of the evaluator was not a significant factor in evaluations of ensemble performance or conductor body expressions. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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