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Chou, "The National Music Competition in Taiwan: A study of attitudinal values of band participation," 2001

USC thesis in Music Education.
August 24, 2009

I-Ling Chou, M.M.

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudinal values of band participation in the regional preliminary of the National Music Competition in Taipei City, Taiwan. A survey of band directors and students formed the basis of the study by examining student learning attitudes. It concentrated on student preference and continuing involvement in instrumental music before and during the preparation, and after the competition.

The results indicated that to many school concert bands in Taipei, participation in the National Music Competition was a chief focus in their band programs. The National Music Competition deeply influenced student interest in playing the instruments and satisfaction with the band programs. Also, student attitudes toward band participation in the competition continuously became more positive during the pre-competition and final preparation periods, and after the competition period.

Advisor: Swearingen, Karl D.