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A Comparison of Composers' Approaches to Setting James Joyce's Finnegans Wake to Music (Samuel Barber, John Cage, Andre Hodeir, and Margaret Rogers)
This work is an annotated bibliography of settings of James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake." Featured composers are Samuel Barber, John Cage, Andre Hodeir, and Margaret Rogers.
The Effect of Director's Personal Communication with Church Choir Members on Rehearsal Attendance
The attendance patterns of twenty-three volunteer church choir members were studied over three four-week time periods. Attendance during the first period (weeks 1-4) was used as baseline data. During the second period ...
A Survey of Selected All-State Chorus Audition Methods
The purpose of this study was to investigate the audition methods of selected All-State choruses across the United States. Letters were sent to each state's Board of Education, Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) ...
Grading Approaches for Music Performance Classes: A Sample System for High School Choir
The purpose of this study was to design a sample grading system for high school choir. Problems specific to grading music performance groups were investigated. Related literature was reviewed to find sample grading systems ...
Factors Influencing Students' and Teachers' Preference for Selected Choral Repertoire
A choral music preference survey was completed by (N=246) subjects consisting of seventh- and eighth-grade vocal music (n=45), high school vocal music (n=98), high school instrumental (n=86), and choral teachers (n=17). ...
Toward a Consensus of Music Educators Concerning Which Choral Literature is Most Important in Teaching High School Students
This paper addresses the problem of identifying specific pieces of choral literature that are, without a doubt, quality material. The goal of this study is to produce a list of pieces of choral literature high school music ...
Factors Affecting Sight Singing Ratings of Selected Missouri High School Choirs at District Music Festival
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of various factors on district music festival sight singing ratings. A select group of professionally active Missouri high school choral directors (N = 70) were surveyed ...
The Efect of Solfege Syllables and Numbers on the Sight-Singing Ability of Seventh Grade Choral Music Students
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of solfege syllables and numbers on the sight-singing ability of seventh-grade choral music students. Also investigated was the relationship of sight-singing success ...
An Analysis of Music Curriculum Standards in Various Countries World-Wide
An analysis of public school music curricula is provided from the results of a survey of 20 countries. The questionnaire was developed to determine the existence of music curricula in educational systems of various ...
John E. Giles: The Man, the Music, and his Choral Works
Singing empowers; music heals. This is the musical motto by which John E. Giles lives. To Giles, music expresses emotions and also puts us in touch with our own personal emotions. "Music's greatest function is to put ...
The Effect of Musical Training, Gender, and Music Curriculum on Music Aptitude Test Results of Eighth and Ninth Grade Choral Students
The purpose of this study was to examine the results of a survey, including a music aptitude test administered to eighth and ninth grade choral music students (N = 262). The survey also collected information regarding ...
Establishing Permanent Dentofacial Records for Performing Vocalists and Wind Instrumentalists
This manuscript was conceived while working as an anesthesia assistant for an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for nine years while performing part-time as a vocalist and pursuing graduate study in music education. The ...
A Suggested Music Curriculum for Hong Kong Elementary School Based on the Educational Principles of Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltan Kodaly and Carl Orff
Today, music education is getting more recognition in different countries. Concerning the history of music education, three important European music educators, Jaques-Dalcroze, Orff, and Kodaly, have tremendously ...
Ein Deutsches Requiem: An Examination of an Arch and Foundation Theme
Ein Deutsches Requiem, a German Requiem, is unique in the repertoire of large choral works. Brahms's Requiem utters "words of consolation designed to reconcile the living with the idea of suffering and death." Brahms employs ...
A Study of Fifteen Piano Solo Pieces by Amy Marcy Beach
Amy Beach's talent and originality are brought into focus in her fifteen piano solo pieces. These compositions span the years from 1889 to 1936. Beach's aptitude for music was evident at approximately one year of age when ...
The Alexander Technique: A Successful Method of Long-Term Rehabilitation for an Injured Pianist
This paper chronicles the author's injury, search for remedy, and use of Alexander Technique to correct the issues caused by an injury. Background information on the Alexander Technique is also given.
Teaching Music in a One-Room School
The purpose of this investigation was to discover the differences and similarities between teaching music in a one-roo school prior to 1960 and current teaching practices (in a one-room school). From the information gathered ...
Student Initiated Sexual Advances: A Survey of Choral Directors in Missouri Secondary Schools
A considerable amount of research has been done concerning sexual harassment in the business work place, health care professions, and in higher education. The occurrence of student-initiated sexual advances toward secondary ...
A Discography of LPs in the Marr Sound Archives Featuring Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra performed with Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra from 1940 to 1942. Altogether there were eighty-three selections released on the Victor label (during the years Sinatra worked with Dorsey, the band ...
Leland B. Sateren: His Philosophy as a Conductor and Composer
This paper discusses the biography, philosophy, and works of Leland B. Sateren.