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Title:Eclectic styles ensembles and the role of informal learning experiences in secondary orchestra programs
Author(s):Livesay, Christopher
Advisor(s):Nichols, Jeananne
Contributor(s):Kruse, Adam; Fairbanks, Stephen
Department / Program:Music
Discipline:Music Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Orchestra, Eclectic Styles, Strings
Abstract:The purpose of this study is to examine an eclectic styles ensemble and the role that the ensemble plays in students’ musical growth through the use of informal music learning practices. One high school orchestra program which features an extracurricular eclectic styles ensemble was examined through observation of rehearsals and interviews with the teacher and several students. Observation and interview data demonstrate that informal music learning can be a valuable part of eclectic styles ensembles. Students predict that skills that they attained through participating in the eclectic styles ensemble will better support their musical growth beyond high school than a traditional orchestra class alone.
Issue Date:2019-04-25
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Christopher Livesay
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23
Date Deposited:2019-05

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