Master of Music (MM)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the practical adequacy of Duke’s (1994) rehearsal frame model as a “middle ground” perspective sequential outline of rehearsal events that lead to positive musical change. Observation and video recording of three accomplished high school band directors’ rehearsals generated data that allowed for a comparison between the model and actual practice. Results suggested that all parts of the original model need not be present, nor must they occur in the originally stated order for rehearsal frames to take place and direct students toward positive musical change. An amended model of the rehearsal frame was proposed, which included parts of Duke’s initial outline subdivided or re-defined to more accurately reflect the practice of accomplished music teachers. This model might be used by music teachers to help structure rehearsals, or by observers and evaluators to analyze “middle ground” details of rehearsals and thus see more clearly the interrelatedness of teacher and student behavior as they work together to produce positive performance change.
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Carroll, Allison Elise, "A Critical Examination of the Rehearsal Frame Model" (2016). LSU Master's Theses. 2907.
Brunkan, Melissa C.