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Let's Play: Professional Performers' Perspectives on Play in Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal (2022)
Book Chapter
King, E., & Todd, R. (2022). Let's Play: Professional Performers' Perspectives on Play in Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal. In M. Doğantan-Dack (Ed.), The Chamber Musician in the Twenty-First Century (205-228). Basel: MDPI. https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03897-563-2

This chapter explores the phenomenon of play in the context of professional chamber ensemble rehearsal and argues that play lies at the heart of it. The account begins with an interrogation of the concept of play and a distinction is made between “pl... Read More about Let's Play: Professional Performers' Perspectives on Play in Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal.

Working With and In Small Groups (2021)
Book Chapter
King, E. (2021). Working With and In Small Groups. In A. Creech, D. A. Hodges, & S. Hallam (Eds.), International Handbook of Music Psychology in Education and the Community (320-334). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429295362

This chapter provides insight into two kinds of small group work: “supervised” – guided by a supervisor, such as a teacher or facilitator; and “unsupervised” – self- managed or without supervisory input. Evidence about group work is discussed, drawin... Read More about Working With and In Small Groups.

Music plega : towards an understanding of play within professional chamber ensemble music rehearsals (2020)
Thesis
Todd, R. W. (2020). Music plega : towards an understanding of play within professional chamber ensemble music rehearsals. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4223454

This thesis explores the phenomenon of play within professional chamber ensemble music rehearsals of the Western art tradition. It sets out to provide a critical examination of existing literature on play, especially to consider relevant ideas within... Read More about Music plega : towards an understanding of play within professional chamber ensemble music rehearsals.

The Roles of Music in Effecting Change: Considerations about Public Policy (2020)
Journal Article
King, E. C. (2020). The Roles of Music in Effecting Change: Considerations about Public Policy. Music and Science, 3, https://doi.org/10.1177/2059204320937227

The aim of this article is to consider questions, issues, and debates about music in public policy, a topic that featured in the final session of the Musics, Selves and Societies workshop at the University of Cambridge in June 2018. The first part of... Read More about The Roles of Music in Effecting Change: Considerations about Public Policy.

Programming Shakespearean Song Settings in Recital Context: The Wigmore Hall 1901–2001 (2019)
Thesis
Muse, P. A. W. (2019). Programming Shakespearean Song Settings in Recital Context: The Wigmore Hall 1901–2001. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4420671

Song recitals for solo voice and piano begin to appear in London in the 1880s. Gradually, various public venues accommodate such events so that, along with a mix of other entertainments, by the turn of the century they are an integral part of concert... Read More about Programming Shakespearean Song Settings in Recital Context: The Wigmore Hall 1901–2001.

Perfectionistic self-presentation and emotional experiences in music students: A three-wave longitudinal study (2019)
Journal Article
Hill, A. P., Burland, K., King, E. C., & Pitts, S. E. (in press). Perfectionistic self-presentation and emotional experiences in music students: A three-wave longitudinal study. Psychology of music, https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735618824155

Research has shown that perfectionism predicts emotional experiences among amateur, professional and adolescent musicians. In examining these relationships, previous research has measured trait perfectionism and employed cross-sectional designs. The... Read More about Perfectionistic self-presentation and emotional experiences in music students: A three-wave longitudinal study.

Performers' Perspectives on "Feel" in Music (2018)
Book Chapter
King, E., & Waddington, C. (2018). Performers' Perspectives on "Feel" in Music. In N. Reyland, & R. Thumpson (Eds.), Music, analysis, and the body: Experiments, explorations, and embodiments. Leuven: Peeters Publishers

This chapter explores the concept of 'feel' in relation to music performers in the Western art tradition.

Dialogue and Beyond: Communication and Interaction in Ensemble Performance (2017)
Book Chapter
King, E., & Gritten, A. (2017). Dialogue and Beyond: Communication and Interaction in Ensemble Performance. In J. Rink, H. Gaunt, & A. Williamon (Eds.), Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance (306-321). Oxford University Press: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof%3Aoso/9780199346677.001.0001

This chapter explores the nature of dialogue in ensemble music performance, interrogating the ways in which ‘communication’ and ‘interaction’ occur in the context of rehearsal and live performance of western art music. An expanded conceptual model is... Read More about Dialogue and Beyond: Communication and Interaction in Ensemble Performance.

Exploring the piano accompanist in western duo music ensembles : towards a conceptual framework of professional piano accompaniment practice (2017)
Thesis
Roussou, E. N. (2017). Exploring the piano accompanist in western duo music ensembles : towards a conceptual framework of professional piano accompaniment practice. (Thesis). University of Hull. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4220889

This thesis explores the phenomenon of the piano accompanist in Western art duo chamber ensembles, specifically the solo–accompaniment medium. Following a critical examination of relevant literature by practitioners and researchers where changing soc... Read More about Exploring the piano accompanist in western duo music ensembles : towards a conceptual framework of professional piano accompaniment practice.