Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
University of Louisville
Music Education, MME
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
music; score study; instrumental music; education; qualitative
Score study is agreed to be an essential part of musical preparation by professional conductors. However, no single method for score study has been established. This thesis examines the score study habits of undergraduate music majors, graduate students with a minimum of five years of instrumental teaching experience, and highly-qualified instrumental music teachers with a minimum of ten years of experience. Qualitative methods are employed, and interview transcriptions are the primary sources of data. Findings showed that instrumental music teachers and those with instrumental teaching experience base many of their score study decisions on the abilities and needs of students and/or performers. Implications for conducting teachers are suggested that may improve the score study methods of students interested in teaching instrumental music.
Mitchell, Jacob Mark, "Score study procedures and processes among instrumental music teachers and students of varying experience." (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2962.