Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Bands (Music)--Instruction and study; Music students--Attitudes; Motivation in education
Public school bands teach students valuable artistic expression as they work together to learn and perform music in instrumental ensembles. Music educators who claim this purpose need to sustain student interest and involvement in band to continue the art form, because band is an elective course in which students join voluntarily. Factors that motivate students to participate in band include the intrinsic desire for music and the extrinsic stimuli for participation, including a large emphasis on competitions.
Date of Award
School of Music
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2013 Stephanie Kay Opsal
Opsal, Stephanie Kay, "Competition and extrinsic motivation in the band classroom: A review of literature and suggestions for educational practice" (2013). Honors Program Theses. 13.