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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Listening priorities and rehearsal procedures of selected Texas Honor Band directors
by Evans, Christopher James, D.M.A., The University of Oklahoma, 2012, 204; 3506221
Abstract (Summary)

This document seeks to determine if the selected Texas Honor Band directors prioritize musical elements while rehearsing their ensembles, resulting in a listening hierarchy. A secondary goal is to determine to what extent this influences their rehearsal processes. Through personal interviews, it is apparent that a large amount of intuitive teaching takes place in the participants’ classrooms. Perhaps the most revealing insight that the research provides is in the area of student responsibility for the ensemble sound. While this was not an original intent of the research, the research design began with broad questions so that emergent themes not previously considered could be explored. Each of these teachers discusses how they are able to engage their students’ critical listening skills in order to help them achieve a high level of musicianship.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wakefield, William K.
Commitee: Barrett, Roland C., Fagan, John E., Lee, Michael E., Raiber, Michael A.
School: The University of Oklahoma
Department: School of Music
School Location: United States -- Oklahoma
Source: DAI-A 73/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Music education
Keywords: Band directors, Conducting, Honor Band, Listening, Rehearsal processes, Student responsibility, Texas
Publication Number: 3506221
ISBN: 978-1-267-31594-6
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