Understanding motivation and practice quality in elite music performance
Grant number: DP150103330 | Funding period: 2015 - 2019
This project examines motivation and practice quality in elite music performance. It applies major theoretical explanations from other domains where optimising motivation and practice quality has consistently been found to increase performance, persistence, learning, creativity, and wellbeing. The expected outcomes of the project address the competitiveness of Australian musicians, particularly in light of significantly lower funding for music institutions compared to international counterparts. The research endeavours to inform understandings about the nature of motivation and practice more generally, by extending conceptions that have until now been formed largely through research in non-a..View full description
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Evaluating practice strategies, behavior and learning progress in elite performers: An exploratory study
Adina Mornell, Margaret S Osborne, Gary E McPherson
<jats:p> Typical musicians devote most of their time to blocks of physical practice and mistake-avoidance, as opposed to mental pr..
Motivation to study music in Australian schools: the impact of music learning, gender, and socio-economic status
Gary E McPherson, Margaret S Osborne, Margaret S Barrett, Jane W Davidson, Robert Faulkner
This study extends an eight-country mapping exercise undertaken (McPherson & O’Neill, 2010; see RSME issues 2010-2011) to now incl..