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Music for life : music participation and quality of life of senior citizens

Author: C Victor Fung; Lisa J Lehmberg
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title addresses the impact of musical experiences on the quality of life of senior citizens. 'Evergreen Town,' a retirement community in the southeastern United States, serves as the backdrop for three research studies examining the role of music in the lives of its residents: a two-phase study (survey and focus group interview) and two in-depth case studies (a church choir and a bluegrass group).
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Victor Fung; Lisa J Lehmberg
ISBN: 9780199371716 0199371717 9780199371709 0199371709 9780199371686 0199371687
OCLC Number: 951230167
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright ; Contents; Preface ; Acknowledgments ; Part I Setting the Stage; 1. Music Education and Quality of Life ; 2. Impact of Music Participation on Quality of Life ; Part II Looking into a Retirement Community; 3. A Big Picture from Evergreen Town ; 4. Delving Deeper through Their Words 5. The Role of Music in Senior Citizens' Lives Part III Case Studies of Two Contrasting Musical Groups; 6. The Graceful Singers: A Traditional Church Choir ; 7. The Pickers and Grinners: A Bluegrass Group ; 8. Juxtaposing the Graceful Singers and the Pickers and Grinners ; Part IV Toward a New Path for Music Education 9. A New Mindset for Music Education 10. Practical Suggestions: Music Education for Life ; Appendices ; Appendix A: Percentage of the Population in Each Age Category in Evergreen Town; Appendix B: Household Characteristics of Evergreen Town; Appendix C: Economic Status Comparison Across Evergreen Town, the State, and the Nation; Appendix D: Full Description of the Study Purpose, Design, and Methods; Appendix E: Quality of Life Scale (QOLS) Appendix F: Demographic and Background Information SurveyAppendix G: Focus Group Interview Guide; Appendix H: Quality of Life Scale Reliability; Appendix I: Descriptive Statistics of Perceived Quality of Life by Music Participants and Nonparticipants; Appendix J: Descriptive Statistics in the Number of Musical Groups in Which Music Participants Participated in the Past Based in the Community and in an Educational Institution; Appendix K: Total Number of Years Involved in Musical Groups in the Past Appendix L: Descriptive Statistics in the Number of Musical Groups in Which Music Nonparticipants Participated in the Past Based in the Community and in an Educational InstitutionAppendix M: Focus Group Information; Appendix N: Focus Group Participant Information (Music Participants and Nonparticipants); Appendix O: Focus Group Interview Research Procedures; Appendix P: Code Key; Appendix Q: Case Study: The Graceful Singers' Participant Information; References ; Index
Responsibility: C. Victor Fung and Lisa J. Lehmberg.

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Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens presents a fresh, new exploration of the impact of musical experiences on the quality of life of senior citizens, and charts  Read more...

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