Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 5
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Einarsdottir, Sigrun Lilja and Gudmundsdottir, Helga Rut 2016. The role of choral singing in the lives of amateur choral singers in Iceland. Music Education Research, Vol. 18, Issue. 1, p. 39.

    Mantie, and Dorfman, 2014. Music Participation and Nonparticipation of Nonmajors on College Campuses. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Issue. 200, p. 41.

    Ruismäki, Heikki and Tereska, Tarja 2008. Students' assessments of music learning experiences from kindergarten to university. British Journal of Music Education, Vol. 25, Issue. 01,

    Spencer, Piers 2008. Reflections on my time as a joint editor. British Journal of Music Education, Vol. 25, Issue. 03, p. 245.

    Myers, David E 2007. Freeing music education from schooling: toward a lifespan perspective on music learning and teaching. International Journal of Community Music, Vol. 1, Issue. 1, p. 49.


A study of adults' attitudes, perceptions and reflections on their singing experience in secondary school: some implications for music education

  • Angela Turton and Colin Durrant (a1)
  • DOI:
  • Published online: 01 March 2002

Despite pockets of excellence, singing in British secondary schools is not only weak but in a state of continuing decline. The unpopularity of singing is well documented but the reasons for that unpopularity are less certain. Through interviewing adults between the ages of 20 and 40 about their school days, the authors located the principal sources of most people's unease with singing, and also the seat of pleasure among those who enjoyed it. Some differences between age groups and the sexes emerged through the study. Unexpectedly, all interviewees were united in the view that singing should be retained as a worthwhile element of the secondary school curriculum.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

British Journal of Music Education
  • ISSN: 0265-0517
  • EISSN: 1469-2104
  • URL: /core/journals/british-journal-of-music-education
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *