The purpose of this study was to determine children's and adolescents' preference for opera as a function of students' grade level, gender, and music class enrollment. Students (N=276) in second-grade, fifth-grade, seventh-grade, and high school from a suburban community in the Midwest indicated preference for selected aspects of opera using a seven-point semantic differential. Each grade level watched video excerpts from professional performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni and indicated preference for selected aspects including costumes, sets, acting, and singing. No significant difference (p >.05) was found as a function of grade level. Results indicated significant difference in students' reported preference for opera as a function of gender and an interaction of grade level and gender effects. Areas for further research were discussed.
|Advisor:||Williams, Lindsey R.|
|School:||University of Missouri - Kansas City|
|School Location:||United States -- Missouri|
|Source:||MAI 48/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Music, Music education, Gender studies|
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