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Standards of Professionalism in the Music Community: Surveys and Conclusions

Abstract This study seeks to identify the unwritten rules and standards of professional conduct followed by the music community. Its central source of information is a pair of surveys sent to professional musicians, specifically members of large instrumental ensembles across the United States. The first survey posed multiple-choice questions on topics related to personal professional standards, rehearsal and concert etiquette and protocol, and ethical obligations. The second survey followed up with consenting individual participants and requested stories and anecdotes from the respondents’ professional careers. The surveys yielded 70 responses from the initial 350 solicitations, representing 35 professional ensembles in 30 cities and 20 states, ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Hunt, Jared Timothy (Author) / Hickman, David R. (Advisor) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Swoboda, Deanna (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Performing arts / Concert Etiquette / Large Performing Ensembles / Professionalism / Rehearsal Etiquette
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 108 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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