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dc.contributor.advisorConfredo, Deborah A.
dc.creatorLortz, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-04T16:10:08Z
dc.date.available2020-11-04T16:10:08Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/3208
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to identify areas of agreement and disagreement between concert band music publisher difficulty grading systems and the perceptions of the band directors who program concert band music. Because no standard difficulty stratification for concert band music exists among publishers, band directors must rely on personal interpretations of diverse grading systems. This may complicate their programming and curriculum decisions. In the study, two questions were addressed: (a) Does a discrepancy exist between performance difficulty levels assigned to literature through publishers’ grading systems and concert band directors’ perceptions of this music’s difficulty level? (b) What criteria do concert band directors use to select music that is at an appropriate performance difficulty level for their concert bands? A sampling of 168 band directors from U.S. schools at the elementary through college levels completed a researcher-designed survey that focused on methods of selecting level-appropriate band literature. They reviewed excerpts from 10 published concert band pieces with a publishers’ difficulty level rated from Grade 1 (least difficult) to Grade 6 (most difficult), and offered their perceptions regarding each piece’s performance difficulty. Ratings were compared with publishers’ assigned difficulty levels. The degree of accord and discord between directors’ judgments and publishers’ grades were determined and discussed. The results of this study provide a better understanding of the relationship between publishers’ grading systems and concert band directors’ perceptions of musical difficulty levels. This understanding may assist instrumental music educators with the difficult and important task of band music selection and curriculum planning.
dc.format.extent188 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartofTheses and Dissertations
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dc.subjectEducation, Music
dc.subjectConcert Band
dc.subjectGrade
dc.subjectLevel
dc.subjectPerception
dc.subjectSystem
dc.titleCriteria, Composition, And Compliance: Concert Band Directors’ Perception Of Concert Band Publishers Grading Systems
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberReynolds, Alison (Alison M.)
dc.contributor.committeememberBrunner, Matthew G. P.
dc.contributor.committeememberCornett, Patricia
dc.description.departmentMusic Education
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/3190
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
refterms.dateFOA2020-11-04T16:10:08Z


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