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Investigating performance evaluation by assessors of singers in a music college setting

JW Davidson, D da Costa Coimbra

Musicae Scientiae | Published : 2001


Although there is a long-established history of music performance assessment in musiccolleges, there has been little systematic research into potential assessing biases and how criteria are actually arrived at by assessment panels in order for decisions to be made. Indeed, at best, it appears that assessment is established upon tradition and intuition, rather than any systematic procedure. The current paper examines such issues in detailby following the evaluation processes undertaken by a panel of four assessors (three internal and one external assessor) of mid-term recitals for the second year vocal studies students at the Guildhall School of Music, London. Drawing on quantitative and qual..

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