The Resource Factors influencing non-music majors' decisions to participate in collegiate bands, Jennifer Ann Moder

Factors influencing non-music majors' decisions to participate in collegiate bands, Jennifer Ann Moder

Label
Factors influencing non-music majors' decisions to participate in collegiate bands
Title
Factors influencing non-music majors' decisions to participate in collegiate bands
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ann Moder
Creator
Contributor
Author
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Revelli stated that perhaps one of the greatest weaknesses of our school band programs is that, for the majority of the students, active participation ceases upon the day of graduation from our high schools. Music educators should strive to motivate all students, regardless of degree path, toward lifelong music making. After high school, many students do not pursue music as a major yet decide to participate in a collegiate ensemble. It seems relevant to investigate the influences behind these choices. The purpose of this study was to determine what factors contributed to a non-music major's decision to participate in their collegiate band(s). An email soliciting student participation was sent to college band directors through the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA). The 17-question electronic survey included an open-ended response, a 7-point Likert-type scale investigating factors that influenced their decision to participate in a collegiate ensemble, and demographic information. Participants (N = 2,933) were students enrolled at 95 colleges and universities from 37 states. The majority (56%) were enrolled in more than one type of band. Results from the open-ended response revealed that an overall love/enjoyment for music was the primary reason for continued music participation. Likert-type scale analysis showed a compilation of factors ultimately led to student participation. The factors with the highest mean scores, representing the strongest influences, were love/enjoyment for music, the overall high school band experience, self-pride of being a member of the college band, social aspects involved with the college band, and quality and reputation of the college band. Students enrolled in athletic bands (marching and pep bands) displayed higher motivation to continue playing from social influences whereas students enrolled in concert ensembles (concert and jazz bands) appeared to be more influenced by musical aspects. Findings from this study suggest that participants' intrinsically motivated desire to continue playing is largely due to the enjoyment started in beginning band, and continued throughout high school. Further research may investigate specific aspects related to the high school experience that promote continued music performance as well as techniques directors of all levels can utilize to encourage lifelong music making
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moder, Jennifer Ann
Degree
Ph. D. (Conservatory of Music and Dance and School of Education).
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parisi, Joseph
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bands (Music)
  • College students
Label
Factors influencing non-music majors' decisions to participate in collegiate bands, Jennifer Ann Moder
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Music Education and Curriculum and Instruction."
  • Advisor: Joseph Parisi
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-115)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The research problem -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion and implications -- Appendix A. Survey instrument -- Appendix B. Participant demographic information by college-university -- Appendix C. Mean and standard deviation scores by factor and demographic information
Control code
858809142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (127 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858809142
System details
  • The full text of dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Factors influencing non-music majors' decisions to participate in collegiate bands, Jennifer Ann Moder
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in Music Education and Curriculum and Instruction."
  • Advisor: Joseph Parisi
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-115)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The research problem -- Review of literature -- Methodology -- Results -- Discussion and implications -- Appendix A. Survey instrument -- Appendix B. Participant demographic information by college-university -- Appendix C. Mean and standard deviation scores by factor and demographic information
Control code
858809142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (127 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)858809142
System details
  • The full text of dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

Library Locations

  • St. Louis Mercantile LibraryBorrow it
    1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.710138 -90.311107
  • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
    1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.710138 -90.311107
  • University ArchivesBorrow it
    703 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • Ward E Barnes Education LibraryBorrow it
    8001 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.707079 -90.311355
Processing Feedback ...