Learning to listen: audience, listening and experience in the classical music concert hall

Nicholls, Claire ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5183-0149 (2014) Learning to listen: audience, listening and experience in the classical music concert hall. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]


Abstract

Learning to listen: audience, listening and experience in the classical music concert hall is a phenomenological research study exploring the perceptions and experiences of listening and being an audience in the classical music concert hall. The research explores the ways that audience members are participatory and the competencies they employ as listeners.

Using a qualitative phenomenological approach, the research was conducted within the context of a community orchestra in rural Australia and reports the experiences of twelve research participants including audience members, orchestra members and arts organisers of the orchestra. The data generated by semi structured interview was analysed using a combination of methods including thematic analysis and interpretative phenomenological analysis to achieve a rich and complex understanding of the nature of listening and being an audience in the classical music concert hall.

The findings articulate the diversity of listening practices and experiences presenting a fresh understanding of the classical music audience as an active community of practice vital to the process of musicking. These findings advocate the importance of supporting community arts organisations by demonstrating the need to reframe arts development as an issue of education and can be used to draw creative models for pedagogical and organisational practice within the arts.


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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Master of Education, Monash University Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Supervisors: Hall, Clare
Date Deposited: 05 May 2022 02:03
Last Modified: 05 May 2022 02:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: audience education; listening; concert halls
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360301 Music cognition
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360303 Music education
39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390299 Education policy, sociology and philosophy not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1699 Other education and training > 169999 Other education and training not elsewhere classified
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130102 Music
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.22034.94408
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48202

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