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Concepts of ideal musicians

Creech, Andrea and Papageorgi, Ioulia and Welch, Graham (2010) Concepts of ideal musicians. Musical Perspectives: Journal of Research in Musical Performance, Fall.

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Additional Information: This paper explores the concepts of ‘ideal musicians’ constructed by advanced performers of Western classical, jazz, popular and Scottish traditional music. The question of whether there continues to be a persistent dominant discourse concerned with concepts of ideal musicians in the Western tradition, or whether alternative discourses are evident, is explored. Secondly, in order to address the question of whether concepts of ideal musicians are fixed or malleable, concepts evident amongst undergraduate performers are compared with those held by professional musicians. Analysis of quantitative data (N = 244) measuring beliefs about the nature of musical expertise is presented together with qualitative narratives generated from indepth interviews with twenty-seven advanced performers representing four musical genres.
Controlled Keywords: Arts organisation, Learning and teaching in further/higher education
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Arts and Humanities
IOE Departments > Departments > Lifelong and Comparative Education
IOE Departments > Departments > Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2010 13:35
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 12:11
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