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Career Longevity Among Southeastern Band Directors: Environmental, Personal, and Educational Factors
The purposes of this study were to determine whether variables reported in previous research on teacher turnover could be reduced to a number of factors, and to determine how those resulting factors affected career ...
Choral directors' knowledge of biological and sociological sex differences in the secondary choral classroom
Secondary choral directors who enter the work force are expected to teach all types of choirs, including mixed-sex choirs, male choirs, and female choirs. Most undergraduate programs address voice change differences and ...
Instrumental Jazz Ensemble Programs in Alabama High Schools
The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to survey the instrumental jazz ensembles of Alabama’s public high schools during the 2008-09 academic year. Since existing data on high school jazz ensemble programs in Alabama ...
Middle and Junior High School Choral Repertoire: Directors' Criteria for Selection, Quality, and Appropriateness
The purpose of this study was to determine criteria used by middle school and junior high school choral directors when selecting choral repertoire. A 72-item questionnaire was designed to collect middle school and junior ...
Relationships of Dimensions of the Meaning of the Choral Experience to High School Students’ Preferences for Concert vs. Show Choir
The growth of the show choir since the 1970’s has caused controversy among choral music educators. In spite of the traditional paradigm which questions the value and validity of show choirs, their presence and significance ...