Musical Independence in the Large Ensemble Classroom

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This multi-study dissertation investigates the nature of musical independence in the instrumental large ensemble and the instructional practices that are used to foster its development. The dissertation is comprised of three separate papers, each addressing different aspects or approaches to the practice of independent musicianship in large ensembles. While each paper is guided by its own specific research questions, the overarching questions for this dissertation are: What is the nature of musical independence when it is taught in large ensemble settings? What elements are necessary to be musically independent, specifically within the context of rehearsal and performance within a large ensemble? What pedagogical considerations contribute to the development of musical independence in large ensemble courses?

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