Junior high school choral music teachers' philosophies of vocal mutation, choices of music, and teaching situations

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janet Funderburk-Galva´n (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
James W. Sherbon

Abstract: A principal purpose of the study was to identify factors involved in the type of teaching which results in superior performances presented by junior high school mixed choruses with the respective teachers of these choruses operationally classified as performance-successful. Another purpose of the study was to compile a list of compositions suggested by performance-successful junior high school choral teachers as being ideal for junior high school mixed choruses. The main variables investigated were the voice ranges and tessituras of junior high school boys used as guidelines by these teachers to choose choral music for junior high school mixed choruses, teachers' choices of voice groupings to use with junior high school mixed choruses, number of rehearsals per week, and length of choral rehearsals. The subjects for the study were 44 junior high school choral teachers in Indiana divided into two criterion groups for comparison. Teachers whose choruses had attended state choral festivals and received ratings of superior at least three times in five designated years were labeled "performance-successful" teachers whose choruses had attended festivals and did not receive at least three superior ratings were labeled "performance-active." Each subject was sent a researcher-devised questionnaire designed to elicit information concerning the teacher's philosophy of the male changing voice, teaching situation, and teaching experience.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
Choral music $x Study and teaching (Secondary)
Choral singing $v Juvenile

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