Relationships among Selected Variables in the South Dakota All-State Band Auditions

Joelle L. Lien, Jere Humphreys

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of school enrollment, distance to audition site, sex of auditionees, and instrument type on the results of the 1992-97 South Dakota all-state band auditions. Results include the following: (1) total audition scores were better for students from larger schools and for those who traveled a shorter distance to the audition; (2) female students’ scores were significantly better than those of male students, but there was no significant difference in the percentages of successful auditions between males and females; (3) scores differed significantly between instrument groups, with flutes and double reeds receiving the best scores, followed by saxophones, trumpets and French horns, low brass and string basses, and clarinets; and (4) the variables of distance to audition site, instrument group, and sex accounted for 11% of the variance in total audition scores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-155
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Research in Music Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Music


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