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An Investigation of Motivation in a Musically Creative Strings Class
by Johnson, Jeremiah N., M.M.Ed., Minot State University, 2017, 83; 10624192
Abstract (Summary)

Two groups of students were assembled to determine what affects motivation in a musically creative strings class. Student groups were given a pre- and post-study questionnaire and their answers were examined qualitatively. At the conclusion of the study students reported that they enjoyed creating music on their instruments and that the experience motivated them to perform for others. They were also more motivated to recommend orchestra class to their peers. Students appear to value the personal involvement that comes with being free to create music in a small ensemble. All together, these findings suggest that students enjoy creating music on their instruments by ear and positively value small ensemble classes with minimal teacher-led involvement.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Rumney, Jon, Rolandson, David
Commitee: Anderson, Dianna, Rolandson, David, Rumney, Jon, Willoughby, Lori
School: Minot State University
Department: Music Education
School Location: United States -- North Dakota
Source: MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music education
Keywords: Creativity, Informal education, Motivation, Orchestra
Publication Number: 10624192
ISBN: 978-0-355-33395-4
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