ERIC Number: EJ1201300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Comparison of Printed Concert Programs at ACDA, ASTA, and Midwest Clinic National Conferences
Freer, Patrick K.
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, v37 n2 p5-10 Feb 2019
This short-form article reports a content analysis of all school-based ensemble concert programs distributed at the 2015 national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the American String Teachers Association, and the Midwest Clinic. The purpose was to address perceptions that print and design expectations for the concert programs were elaborate and, therefore, beyond the means of schools and organizations with limited financial resources. Programs were analyzed for characteristics such as overall dimensions, number of pages, use of color and photography, letters of administrative or political support, and design intensity. Analysis revealed substantial differences between the aggregate concert programs by conference, as well as between the individually distributed programs. These differences indicate that norms for the three professional conferences afford conductors and sponsoring organizations varying flexibility to design and distribute conference concert programs. Data are examined to suggest opportunities for further flexibility.
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Comparative Analysis, Conferences (Gatherings), National Organizations, Professional Associations, Music Activities, Music, Music Education, Musicians
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