An investigation into the relevance of formal training in music education to jazz teaching in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Herbst, Anri en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Msimango, Linda Nombuso Pearl en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-02T13:19:29Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-02T13:19:29Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Msimango, L. 2004. An investigation into the relevance of formal training in music education to jazz teaching in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7974
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 90-99). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The primary objective of the study was to investigate the necessity of equipping professional jazz teachers with general music educational principles. A sample was drawn from the students and lecturers at three selected tertiary institutions. The secondary objective was to determine who is deemed competent to teach jazz at tertiary institutions: professional players, professional players with a teacher-training qualification in jazz, or both. Three of the tertiary institutions in South Africa that offer jazz as part of their curricula were chosen: the University of Cape Town, the University of Natal, Durban, and the Technikon Natal. A questionnaire survey and interviews were utilised as the means of collecting information about issues concerning jazz education. A quantitative research design was used to analyse the results obtained from the questionnaires. The results were tabulated in basic descriptive statistical form and the interviews were qualitatively analysed. In addition, five hypotheses were formulated and tested using chi-square tests. A number of the interviewees supported the idea of equipping professional jazz teachers with general music educational principles; however, there were those who felt that their experience in the field was sufficient to enable them to be competent jazz teachers. The results from both the student questionnaire and lecturer interviews indicated that a combination of both professional players and professional players with a teacher- training qualification are needed. It was recommended that further research on jazz education should be undertaken to account for issues relating to teacher training in music education in South Africa. A curriculum that suits students and professional players who are interested in becoming competent jazz educators should be developed. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Environmental and Geographical Science en_ZA
dc.title An investigation into the relevance of formal training in music education to jazz teaching in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department College of Music en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MMus en_ZA
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