Table 9.5 Take-up of Theory exams by grade in 2009 Grade UK Overseas 1 17%
17% 2 12% 13% 3 11% 12% 4 6% 7% 5 ... www.abrsm.org/press/factfile/
theoryStats.html, accessed 24 February 2011 As we have seen, this linkage of Theory ...
Author: David C. H. Wright
Publisher: Boydell Press
The first extended account of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
13 The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) offers graded music exams, assessments and diplomas. The grade 4 exam in Music Theory tests basic rhythm; harmony is only introduced at grade 6. The syllabus for the grade 4 exam in ... Collini, Stefan. 2011. 'From Robbins to McKinsey'. London
Review of Books 33(16): 9–14. Cook, Nick and Mark Everist, eds. 1999.
Author: Björn Heile
In this book, the contributors reconsider the fundamentals of Music as a university discipline by engaging with the questions: What should university study of music consist of? Are there any aspects, repertoires, pieces, composers and musicians that we want all students to know about? Are there any skills that we expect them to be able to master? How can we guarantee the relevance, rigour and cohesiveness of our curriculum? What is specific to higher education in music and what does it mean now and for the future? The book addresses many of the challenges students and teachers face in current higher education; indeed, the majority of today’s music students undoubtedly encounter a greater diversity of musical traditions and critical approaches to their study as well as a wider set of skills than their forebears. Welcome as these developments may be, they pose some risks too: more material cannot be added to the curriculum without either sacrificing depth for breadth or making much of it optional. The former provides students with a superficial and deceptive familiarity with a wide range of subject matter, but without the analytical skills and intellectual discipline required to truly master any of it. The latter easily results in a fragmentation of knowledge and skills, without a realistic opportunity for students to draw meaningful connections and arrive at a synthesis. The authors, Music academics from the University of Glasgow, provide case studies from their own extensive experience, which are complemented by an Afterword from Nicholas Cook, 1684 Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge. Together, they examine what students can and should learn about and from music and what skills and knowledge music graduates could or should possess in order to operate successfully in professional and public life. Coupled with these considerations are reflections on music’s social function and universities’ role in public life, concluding with the conviction that a university education in music is more than a personal investment in one’s future; it contributes to the public good.
ABRSM grades are levels of skill and technical difficulty, starting with the easiest
or lowest level of difficulty in grade 1 and progressing through grade 8, ... 6 The
rest of the topic breakdown was as follows: 7 percent addressed curriculum, 4
percent addressed law and policy, and 7 percent ... In T. S. Brophy (Ed.),
Assessment in music education: Integrating curriculum, theory, and practice (pp.
... Presented at the 2011 Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium,
Author: Henry Braun
Under pressure and support from the federal government, states have increasingly turned to indicators based on student test scores to evaluate teachers and schools, as well as students themselves. The focus thus far has been on test scores in those subject areas where there is a sequence of consecutive tests, such as in mathematics or English/language arts with a focus on grades 4-8. Teachers in these subject areas, however, constitute less than thirty percent of the teacher workforce in a district. Comparatively little has been written about the measurement of achievement in the other grades and subjects. This volume seeks to remedy this imbalance by focusing on the assessment of student achievement in a broad range of grade levels and subject areas, with particular attention to their use in the evaluation of teachers and schools in all. It addresses traditional end-of-course tests, as well as alternative measures such as portfolios, exhibitions, and student learning objectives. In each case, issues related to design and development, psychometric considerations, and validity challenges are covered from both a generic and a content-specific perspective. The NCME Applications of Educational Measurement and Assessment series includes edited volumes designed to inform research-based applications of educational measurement and assessment. Edited by leading experts, these books are comprehensive and practical resources on the latest developments in the field. The NCME series editorial board is comprised of Michael J. Kolen, Chair; Robert L. Brennan; Wayne Camara; Edward H. Haertel; Suzanne Lane; and Rebecca Zwick.
A re-examination of Sloboda and Howe's (1991) interview study on talent
development in music. ... Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education 6: 12–16. ... Background theory and pilot studies (Research Bulletin No. ...
Fabiani M, Friberg A (2011) Influence of pitch, loudness, and timbre on the
perception of instrument dynamics. ... Hulford DP (1990) Training phonemic
segmentation ability with a phonemic discrimination intervention in second- and
third-grade children with ...
Author: William Forde Thompson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
This first definitive reference resource to take a broad interdisciplinary approach to the nexus between music and the social and behavioral sciences examines how music affects human beings and their interactions in and with the world. The interdisciplinary nature of the work provides a starting place for students to situate the status of music within the social sciences in fields such as anthropology, communications, psychology, linguistics, sociology, sports, political science and economics, as well as biology and the health sciences. Features: Approximately 450 articles, arranged in A-to-Z fashion and richly illustrated with photographs, provide the social and behavioral context for examining the importance of music in society. Entries are authored and signed by experts in the field and conclude with references and further readings, as well as cross references to related entries. A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes, making it easy for readers to quickly identify related entries. A Chronology of Music places material into historical context; a Glossary defines key terms from the field; and a Resource Guide provides lists of books, academic journals, websites and cross-references. The multimedia digital edition is enhanced with video and audio clips and features strong search-and-browse capabilities through the electronic Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references. Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, available in both multimedia digital and print formats, is a must-have reference for music and social science library collections.
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Written examinations in music theory , dictation , ear training , and English usage
Author: The College Board
Publisher: College Board
Category: Study Aids
This is the only guide available that contains objective information on every accredited college in the United States — 2,150 four-year colleges and universities, and 1,650 two-year community colleges and technical schools. With its clearly laid-out entries and more than 40 indexes, the College Handbook 2011 is the fastest, easiest way for students to narrow a college search and compare the schools that they’re interested in. • Targeted information for home-schooled students and students considering community college as an option. • Useful features for black and Hispanic students. • Tables of early decision and wait-list outcomes show information that can’t be found in any other guide. • Comprehensive listings of student services, majors, athletics, on-campus activities and campus computing. • Planning calendar and worksheets help students organize their applications and stay on track. • Purchasers qualify for a $10 discount on The Official SAT Online Course™, the only course offered by the test makers. • Updated annually by a team of editors who verify information with each college — making the College Handbook 2011 the best college reference guide.
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