Today's middle school students show a lack of-attention during the typical school band and chorus concert, necessitating a need for the student audience to be educated about music while being entertained. From 1958-1972, Leonard Bernstein led the New York Philharmonic Symphony in a series of concerts for young audiences entitled the Young People's Concerts. This series was directed toward educating young audiences about music. Using Bernstein's method of instruction and performance as a model, which shall be referred to as an "informance," the question becomes whether it is possible to duplicate this process in a middle school setting.
The purpose of this study is to determine the best way to educate and entertain a middle school's student audience while generating interest in the music program. Using a pre- and post-concert survey, the researcher designed a concert program that educates and assesses the effectiveness of the informance, as well as entertains.
|Advisor:||Mitchell, Deborah H.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Music, Music education|
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