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ERIC Number: EJ968428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4294
The Effect of Selected Nonmusical Factors on Adjudicators' Ratings of High School Solo Vocal Performances
Howard, Sandra A.
Journal of Research in Music Education, v60 n2 p166-185 Jul 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of differentiated performance attire and stage deportment on adjudicators' ratings of high school solo vocal performances. High school choral students (n = 153) and undergraduate (n = 97) and graduate music majors (n = 32) served as adjudicators (N = 282). Adjudicators rated recorded solo vocal performances displayed in audio-only and four audiovisual presentation conditions with differentiated combinations of performance attire and stage deportment. Performance quality ratings were affected significantly by soloists' performance attire and stage deportment and adjudicators' academic level. Significant two-way interactions were identified: adjudicator gender by academic level for comparisons of performance ratings assigned in four of the five presentation conditions and adjudicator gender by academic level when differentiated attire was isolated from presentation conditions. Adjudicators assigned significantly higher ratings to performances presented in the audio-only condition. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A