Secondary Choral Directors' Literature Selection Practices for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Ensembles

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Amy Stovall (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Valarie A. Austin

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine what criteria are most important to high school choral directors when selecting and programming choral literature for ensembles of all-ability levels. This study also seeks to determine the whether or not directors are programming choral literature that is representative of a wide range of historical periods and genres. Participants will include high school choral directors who currently direct choral ensembles. Participants will complete a survey instrument collecting demographic data, information on the types of literature programmed during the 2012-2013 school year, and finally employing a Likert scale, rating the criteria used in selecting choral literature for participant's weakest and strongest ensembles. The survey results will be analyzed for correlations between programming choices and years of choral teaching experience, degree level, and the collegiate preparation of teachers in the area of literature selection.

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Language: English
Date: 2014
Choral Directors, High School Chorus, Choral Ensembles, Likert scale, Choral Literature, Choral Programming,

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