Master of Music (MM)
Music Education and Music Therapy (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Stephen F. Zdzinski
Second Committee Member
Don D. Coffman
Third Committee Member
The purpose of this study was to examine individual adequacy of immersed music program participants. Participants (N = 485) of summer music camps and drum and bugle corps, ages 15 to 21, completed an online questionnaire that measured individual adequacy in general and immersed music settings. The questionnaire contained two scales. The Individual Adequacy Measure examined participants’ self-reported individual adequacy in general settings and the Program Experience Measure examined individual adequacy within the context of summer music camp and drum and bugle corps experiences. Results revealed non-significant differences between summer music camp and drum and bugle corps participants’ self-reported individual adequacy in general and immersed music settings. Additionally, the sample’s self-reported individual adequacy in general settings was positively correlated with their self-reported individual adequacy in immersed music settings. Furthermore, demographic and participation characteristics (age, gender, school attendance, employment status, program type, instrument played, years completed, and leadership roles) did not correlate with participants’ self-reported individual adequacy.
Music; Immersion; Drum Corps; Summer Music Camp; Psychosocial Maturity; Individual Adequacy
Sanchez, Sandra M., "Individual Adequacy of Immersed Music Program Participants" (2012). Open Access Theses. 326.