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ERIC Number: EJ894759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8090
Assessing Individual Performance in the College Band
Reimer, Mark U.
Research and Issues in Music Education, v7 n1 Sep 2009
Semester assessment of college wind band members is an issue that conductors would probably agree falls within their academic freedom. Institutions may award as little as no credit or even a percentage of a credit for ensemble participation, although the time and effort required of the students and their conductor is undoubtedly equivalent to, or exceeds, that of a three-credit course. If an academic administrator, seeing a large percentage of A's in an ensemble, were to question the assessment process of the conductor and/or the rigor of the course, could that conductor produce tangible evidence, such as grades or numeric scores, to justify each student's grade? As improbable as this might sound to college wind band conductors, it was, for a brief period, a serious issue at the author's institution. The following article describes the situation that occurred and the resulting procedures and outcomes that put the issue to rest. (Contains 4 tables and 15 notes.)
University of St. Thomas. Graduate Programs in Music Education, Loras Hall 103, 2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Tel: 651-962-5729; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A