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Edwards, Andrew S.; Edwards, Kinsey E.; Wesolowski, Brian C. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable rubric to be used for the evaluation of large ensemble wind band performances. The guiding questions for this study were: (a) what are the psychometric qualities (i.e., reliability and validity) of the scale developed to assess wind band ensemble performance at the high school level?…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Performance Based Assessment, Psychometrics, Musicians
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Albert, Daniel J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine if participation in a composition competition influenced four K-12 students' self-concepts as musicians. Research questions explored motivations for these four students to enter into a composition competition, influences of the competition on students' self-concepts as musicians (if at all), and effects…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Musicians, Music, Music Education
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Koops, Lisa Huisman; Hankins, Elizabeth A.; Scalise, David; Schatt, Matthew D. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore the phenomenon of participation in a high school rock orchestra from the perspective of alumni. Specific research questions addressed the musicians' reflections on experiences in the rock orchestra and the perceived possible impact on their current musical and professional lives. Survey and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, High School Students, Rock Music