Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Thirteen-Week Performance Practice Routine for Students Majoring in Piano
by Wang, Jierong, M.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 2020, 54; 28256195
Abstract (Summary)

Increasingly, students who are music majors are looking for highly efficient strategies to prepare for their scheduled performance. This thesis introduces a well-organized, thirteen-week routine of (piano) performance practice for a brand-new piece. This routine draws on Aaron Copland’s What to Listen for in Music, Anders Ericsson’s PEAK: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, and Noa Kageyama’s online course, Beyond Practicing (v2.5). It uses Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata op.1 as an example of how to create this routine. There are four dimensions to this routine—building an artistic image before execution; deliberate practice in the practice room; achieving solid, stable memorization; and mental practice for the final performance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tang, Susan
Commitee: Kim, Kay, Chang, Peter
School: Northeastern Illinois University
Department: MA Music, Applied Music Pedagogy Concentration
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 82/6(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music, Pedagogy, Music education, Musical performances
Keywords: Artistic image, Deliberate practice, Mental practice, Performance practice, Piano sonata, Piano majors
Publication Number: 28256195
ISBN: 9798557001625
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