Thesis Title

A Comparative Study of Point Systems and Subjective Systems Used in Evaluating Vocal Solo Music Performances At the District Level of Competition

Author

Alicia Coon

Date of Graduation

Summer 1987

Degree

Master of Music

Department

Music

Committee Chair

Wayne Harrell

Subject Categories

Music

Abstract

This research examined one area of music competition, the district vocal solos, and described the two methods presently being used in the United States for evaluations. The two methods were compared and contrasted to determine if the inconsistencies in judges' ratings could be reduced through the altering of the methods. The study found that there are numerous variations of the two methods created by the different states to meet the needs within each state. It was found that regardless of the method used, workshops should be required for the adjudicators to attend in order for them to have a better understanding of their responsibilities and the adjudication form which they are to use. Inconsistencies were found to exist between judges' evaluations, due to the lack of knowledge about the evaluation forms and the lack of uniformity in the standards of adjudication.

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© Alicia Coon

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