Creating a Culture for Teenagers to Sing in High School

Anita Collins

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Abstract

Why does a boy choose to give up singing at the age of 13 and take up electric guitar? Why do boys taunt one of their friends because he listens to Mozart while doing his Mathematics homework? Why does the boy who loved singing in the choir in primary school suddenly hate all music, other than the newest heavy metal band, and refuse to sing? Music teachers bemoan the exodus of boys from school music programs in their early teens. When they seek to understand why this trend occurs, little theoretical or practical research exists, nor does research on the wider topic of the specific needs of boys in music education. The greatest wisdom resides with the successful music educators who have consistently maintained participation and engagement levels of boys in their music programs. By comparing the available research and the successful practices of music educators, a model that exemplified the necessary core beliefs and teaching practices for a successful music education for boys emerged
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on Males and Singing
EditorsScott D Harrison, Graham F Welch, Adam Adler
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages95-107
Number of pages13
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9789400726598, 9789549290813
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Collins, A. (2012). Creating a Culture for Teenagers to Sing in High School. In S. D. Harrison, G. F. Welch, & A. Adler (Eds.), Perspectives on Males and Singing (1 ed., pp. 95-107). Dordrecht: Springer.
Collins, Anita. / Creating a Culture for Teenagers to Sing in High School. Perspectives on Males and Singing. editor / Scott D Harrison ; Graham F Welch ; Adam Adler. 1. ed. Dordrecht : Springer, 2012. pp. 95-107
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Perspectives on Males and Singing. ed. / Scott D Harrison; Graham F Welch; Adam Adler. 1. ed. Dordrecht : Springer, 2012. p. 95-107.

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