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A Panorama of Breathing Techniques for the Beginning Student of Voice, Voice Therapy and Adult Students
The purpose of this research paper is to discuss specific teaching methods as a private teacher regarding breathing techniques for the beginning student, for voice therapy, and for adult students. It is necessary for ...
Concerning the Recorder
This paper discusses the history, construction, modern resurgence, and performance practice concerning the recorder.
Standards of Performance for Secondary School Music Festivals
This is a position paper delineating the need for a thesaurus of performance standards in the secondary school music festivals. It will not be possible in this limited presentation to cover all the facets of this complex ...
An Analysis of Elements Associated with the Volunteer Church Choir Experience and Their Affect on Participation in Choir
Previous studies have indicated that volunteer musicians are influenced positively and negatively in their decision to participate in a music group by various elements surrounding them. Using a questionnaire/survey, ...
The Development of the Horn
The transition of the horn from the hunt to its function in the orchestra was a slow and difficult process. The entry of the French horn in the orchestra dates back to the early eighteenth century. This development falls ...
A Sound Spectra Analysis of Two Trumpet Embouchure Techniques
The purpose of this study was to compare photographically upper and lower lip inversion of two contrasting trumpet embouchure techniques, to determine and compare air flow direction as influenced by these embouchure ...
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 Manual for Organizing a Renaissance Collegium
The purpose of this manual is to assist musicians that are forming Renaissance Collegiums, specifically on the college level. The author has formed two such ensembles, one at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the ...
A Fugitive Essence: The Public Radio Legacy of Alec Wilder
Two central goals have motivated the scholarship contained in this paper. The first of these is to provide an account of an obscure series of radio programs produced for public broadcast in the nineteen-seventies (a ...
The Orchestral Organ in the United States of the Early Twentieth Century
This paper discusses the history of the organ in early twentieth-century America and its place as a substitute for orchestras. Organ builders, designs, and extant instruments from the era are also discussed.
A Study of the Cambiata Voice
A discussion of the role of the boy's treble voice in early times is preceded with consideration of the initial role and eventual dismissal of women's voices from choral music settings. This summary is important to ...
Pennsylvania German Organ Builders: "Look for Further for German Organs"
Of all the aspects of the studies of Pennsylvania German culture, perhaps the most neglected were the organ builders and the instruments they produced between 1725 and 1850. No comprehensive history of the subject has ...
Intonation Factors of the Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone
The purpose of this study is to investigate intonation factors of the flute, clarinet, and saxophone. Suggested physical adjustments by the performer as well as mechanical adjustments to the instruments themselves will be ...
Piano Performance and the Central Nervous System
Although the Central Nervous System and the brain work together as a unified system to produce thoughts and actions, the first portion of this paper will focus on several specific motor processes and activities involved ...
Perceptions of Middle School Music Teachers Regarding Selected Criteria
Attitudes of middle school music teachers concerning selected topics were investigated. A survey was mailed to a sample of Missouri music teachers in middle schools with sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. The ...
The History of the Trumpet in the Orchestra
An examination will be made of the types of trumpets that have been used in orchestras. An attempt will be made to follow the trumpet from its natural to its chromatic-valved state and to show how both the composer and ...
Music Education by Television
The purpose of this paper is to survey the various kinds of music education programs which are being presented on television, i.e., adult, children's appreciation, and classroom. This last type of program is treated in detail.
The Role of the Vocal Consultant in an Elementary School Program
It is the purpose of this paper to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a vocal music consultant, a specialized music instructor to guide elementary children in an enjoyable singing experience and to ...
Piano Concerto, Opus 39—Ferruccio Busoni: A Study of the Stylistic Trends in Art and Music from 1850-1925 and Their Influence on Busoni's Compositional Techniques
This paper details the artistic endeavors of the late Romantic and Neo-Classical periods and the influence of other composers, such as Liszt and Wagner, on Busoni. The second half of the paper is dedicated to exploring the ...
Textual Considerations in the Quotations of Gospel Hymn Tunes and Other Familiar Material in the Symphonies of Charles Ives
This paper focuses on the biographical connection to the use of musical quotations in the works of Charles Ives. Hymn tune use is emphasized. Three differing theories proposed by other authors are considered and debated.