M.A. in Subject Matter Teaching: Music
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education
College of Education
Levinowitz, Lili M.
Bands (Music); Jazz; Sex differences (Psychology)
Secondary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to determine if a gender inequity exists in student participation in high school jazz band.
The sample for this study consisted of students involved in the instrumental programs of high schools in South Jersey. A survey was generated by the researcher to collect data on participation. Sixty-eight surveys were mailed and forty-three were returned.
Data were converted to percentages and compared by instrument for participation in the overall program and the jazz program.
On the basis of these data there is a gender inequity in the participation of jazz band. The difference is a result of instrument selection. Females that participate on jazz band eligible instruments are as likely to be members of the jazz band as their male counterparts.
Barber, Douglas Penn, "A study of jazz band participation by gender in secondary high school instrumental music programs" (1998). Theses and Dissertations. 1911.