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Descriptive Analysis of Concurrent Instruction in Secondary Choral Rehearsals

Title: A Descriptive Analysis of Concurrent Instruction in Secondary Choral Rehearsals.
Name(s): Zrust, Adam Charles, author
Bowers, Judy K. (Judy Kay), 1949-, professor directing dissertation
Clendinning, Jane Piper, university representative
Thomas, André J. (André Jerome), 1952-, committee member
Fenton, Kevin, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Music, degree granting college
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Doctoral Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (134 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Although many teachers use concurrent instructional strategies, little is known about how or when they function in rehearsal, or how frequently they are employed. The purpose of the present study was to examine pitched and unpitched concurrent instructional behaviors as they occurred naturally in secondary choral rehearsals over time. Three master teachers (two male, one female) with at least 10, 20, and 30 years of teaching experience, respectively, recorded their rehearsals over the course of approximately six weeks, from the introduction of a new piece of literature, through the point in time when it is deemed “performance-ready” by the director. Data were recorded, on average, twice per week, in the form 15-20 minutes of audio footage, and sent to the researcher for analysis. Results indicate that mean concurrent instruction was present for 25.88% of a given rehearsal. The most frequently used pitched behavior was singing and the most frequently used unpitched behavior was the academic hustle. Potential implications for music education practitioners and directions for future research are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_SUMMER2017_Zrust_fsu_0071E_13949 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: May 25, 2017.
Keywords: Concurrent instruction, Real-time instruction
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Judy Bowers, Professor Directing Dissertation; Jane Piper Clendinning, University Representative; André Thomas, Committee Member; Kevin Fenton, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Education
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Zrust, A. C. (2017). A Descriptive Analysis of Concurrent Instruction in Secondary Choral Rehearsals. Retrieved from