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Silvey, Brian A. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of orchestration on musicians' and nonmusicians' (N = 40) perception of musical tension. Participants were asked to register their perceptions of tension using the Continuous Response Digital Interface dial while listening to three orchestrations (full orchestra, brass quintet, and solo piano)…
Descriptors: Musicians, Stimuli, Problems, Music
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Reimer, Mark U. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 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…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Music, Music Theory
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Brewer, Wesley D. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2009
This study explored the responsibilities and experiences of three collegiate drum majors as student leaders of a marching band at a major university. Marching band continues to be a prevalent and highly visible aspect of music education in the United States. The preparation and utilization of student leaders in music remains common, but little…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Music, Musicians
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Gould, Elizabeth S. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2003
Despite gender affirmative employment practices, women constitute little more than 5% of all U.S. college band directors. Researchers have investigated this situation in terms of historical precedent, traditional socialization, discrimination, segregation, professional identity, and lack of role models. They have not, however, addressed the…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Role Models, Females, Musicians