Examining the relationship between visibility and intended career path for historically underrepresented students in Western music settings. (Prof. Christopher Dobbins)

1 student is sought for a project on “Examining the relationship between visibility and intended career path for historically underrepresented students in Western music settings.” with Prof. Christopher Dobbins that will begin on 6/1/2024 and last for 10 weeks

Project Description:

I wish to try to quantify the impact that visibility of music professionals from underrepresented backgrounds has on the intended career paths of students who share those backgrounds. The student researcher and I will be developing a survey, analyzing the results, and comparing that with performance and appearance data that is publicly available through various music conference websites. While a lofty goal, we hope to quantify the impact that visibility has on students from underrepresented backgrounds who are considering a career in Western music.

Prerequisites

Student researchers should be fluent in music reading, have experience in data collection, and have an understanding of basic statistics.

Special Comments

Project Information

Estimated Start Date: 6/1/2024

Estimated End Date: 8/9/2024

Maximum number of students sought: 1

Contact Information: Prof. Christopher Dobbins (dobbinsc@wlu.edu)