Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

The Effect of Summer Band Camp Experience on Selected Aspects of Musical Competency
Dilley, Allen Lyle
Thesis. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1982

Determine if attendance at a one-week summer music camp has a positive effect on participants performance skills, attitude and perceived appropriate use of expressive phrasing.

35 high school seniors drawn from a population of 400. Subjects assigned to one of three groups based on instrument (15 woodwind, 15 brass and 5 percussion).

Watkins-Farnum Performance Scale, Self-Esteem of Musical Ability, revised, Hoffman Test of Expressive Phrasing in Music.


  • No significant changes in performance ability or perceived appropriate use of expressive phrasing.
  • No significant changes in self-esteem or musical ability.