The Effects of a Structured Practice Program on Vocal Achievement

Date of Graduation

Summer 1986


Master of Music



Committee Chair

Wayne Harrell


The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the effects of a thirteen week structured practice program on vocal achievement of university students. The subjects of the study were randomly divided into two groups having enrolled in applied voice. The experimental group followed a structured practice program plan during the thirteen week session. The control group did not receive a practice program plan. The data gathered from the two groups were compared by analysis of covariance method. Data was gathered by tape recording the vocal students at the beginning of the study and at the end of the study. An evaluation form based on ten vocal techniques was presented to two evaluators along with the students' tapes. The analysis of the data indicated that the students receiving the structured practice plan demonstrated greater improvement in vocal achievement when compared to those who did not receive a structured practice plan. However, the differences between the experimental and control groups were not statistically significant.

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