The school music festivals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Berry, Philip J.
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The purpose of this study was: (1) to examine the educational justification for the school music festival; (2) to examine the organizational structure of school music festivals in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and (3) to ascertain the extent to which the school music festivals of Massachusetts were realizing intended values and purposes. For the purpose of this study, data ware collected through the technique of the questionnaire. A list of factors relating to the philosophy and organization of music contests and festivals was compiled from many published and unpublished materials, and was incorporated into the questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of four parts. Part I was concerned with acquiring general information relative to the respondant music educators experience of participation at the school music festivals of Massachusetts. Part II was concerned with the factors related to the District Massachusetts Music Festival. Part III was concerned with the factors related to the Massachusetts All-State and District Concert Festivals . In Part IV the factors related to the areas of concern in the Massachusetts music festivals were presented. The questionnaire was distributed to one hundred and thirty music educators. Fifty-seven of the questionnaires returned were included in this study. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.M.)--Boston University
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