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Criteria identified by selected Missouri high school choral directors for placement of concert repertoire in concert order

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dc.contributor.advisor Sims, Wendy L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Westfall, Claude R., 1955- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-18T14:15:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-18T14:15:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008 Fall en_US
dc.identifier.other WestfallC-112509-D12066 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6630
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 25, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Dissertation advisor: Dr. Wendy L. Sims. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Ph. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Music. en_US
dc.description.abstract This descriptive study was designed to investigate the criteria used by selected Missouri high school choral music educators for sequencing repertoire on concert programs. The purposes were to (a) examine choral music educators' rationales for placing each piece in order on a concert program, (b) identify criteria used by choral music educators when selecting the first and last song to place on a concert program, and (c) determine whether experienced, successful choral music educators employ common strategies when creating a concert program, which might be useful for consideration by other choral music educators. Participants were Missouri high school choral music teachers (N=22), who had been recommended by a panel of university choral directors, based on the teachers' experience and success in the choral classroom. Participants were asked to consider the latest non-holiday concert presented by their top ensemble and respond to a questionnaire about how they determined the concert order for each piece of literature performed. For each repertoire selection, they were instructed to provide their reasons for placing the piece in it's spot on the program and to explain how influential these reasons were in their decision making process. A list of possible categories to address was provided for their reference, including aesthetic elements, musical fit, teaching goals, quality of music, historical/multicultural considerations, and extra musical influences. Results revealed that the surveyed directors based program order decisions on a wide diversity of rationales. Several were found to be common among the respondents, however, including (a) appeal to particular individuals or groups, (b) variety through the use of contrast and unity among the pieces, and (c) teaching goals related to intended student learning outcomes from the concert experience. en_US
dc.format.extent vii, 155 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2008 Freely available dissertations (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Choral singing -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Choirs (Music) -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School music -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.title Criteria identified by selected Missouri high school choral directors for placement of concert repertoire in concert order en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Music en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Learning, teaching and curriculum en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name Ph. D. en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 540643845 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertations


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