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A Study on the Influence of Perceptual Distortion in the Scoring of Musical Performances by Florida Bandmasters Association Adjudicators

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2016
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This study explored adjudicator reliability in scores assessed at the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Music Performance Assessment. It investigated how adjudicators under conflicting sets of circumstances interpreted the criteria and rated musical performances. A sample of five concert band audio recordings from the FBA resource library were chosen and a sample of participants were selected to score the recordings using the criteria currently in use by the Florida Bandmasters Association. These participants were chosen from Certified FBA concert band adjudicators, FBA members who are not certified concert band adjudicators and out of state judges who are certified though other judges association. Differences between groups were examined. In addition, data were collected on the participants' ranking of the musical criteria from the FBA concert band assessment instrument.From analysis of the data, it was reasonable to conclude that there is a significant difference in scoring of musical performances between face-to-face adjudicators who evaluated a live performance, and blind adjudicators who evaluated the same performance via a recorded audio only presentation. This study may provide valuable information that could lead to better development of a fair and balanced rating system.
Title: A Study on the Influence of Perceptual Distortion in the Scoring of Musical Performances by Florida Bandmasters Association Adjudicators.
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Name(s): Donato, Raymond, Author
Murray, Kenneth, Committee Chair
Murray, Barbara, Committee Member
Doherty, Walter, Committee Member
Everett, Robert, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study explored adjudicator reliability in scores assessed at the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Music Performance Assessment. It investigated how adjudicators under conflicting sets of circumstances interpreted the criteria and rated musical performances. A sample of five concert band audio recordings from the FBA resource library were chosen and a sample of participants were selected to score the recordings using the criteria currently in use by the Florida Bandmasters Association. These participants were chosen from Certified FBA concert band adjudicators, FBA members who are not certified concert band adjudicators and out of state judges who are certified though other judges association. Differences between groups were examined. In addition, data were collected on the participants' ranking of the musical criteria from the FBA concert band assessment instrument.From analysis of the data, it was reasonable to conclude that there is a significant difference in scoring of musical performances between face-to-face adjudicators who evaluated a live performance, and blind adjudicators who evaluated the same performance via a recorded audio only presentation. This study may provide valuable information that could lead to better development of a fair and balanced rating system.
Identifier: CFE0006099 (IID), ucf:51208 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-05-01
Ed.D.
Education and Human Performance, Educational and Human Sciences
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Education -- Music -- Adjudication -- Evaluation -- Florida Bandmasters Association -- Concert Band -- Music Performance Assessment
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006099
Restrictions on Access: public 2016-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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