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The Approaches of Singing Teachers to New and Unfamiliar Repertoire

This survey has been designed to gain a deeper contextual understanding of how singing teachers approach and evaluate Western vocal repertoire which is new and unfamiliar to them.

Welcome! Thank you for agreeing to participate in this survey. The survey should take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.

You are invited to participate in a study of singing teachers and their approaches to the evaluation and teaching of new and unfamiliar Western vocal repertoire.  The purpose of the study is to discover whether singing teachers seek out unfamiliar repertoire, the resources they use and how they determine if the repertoire is suitable for their singing students.

The study is being conducted by Deborah Grace to meet the requirements of Master of Research under the supervision of Professor Diane Hughes, (02) 9850 2175, of the Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature (MCCALL).

In order to participate in this research, you must be over the age of 18 and be a singing teacher who has received financial payment for the teaching of singing. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete an online survey using Lime Survey, which should take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.

Any information or personal details gathered in the course of the study are confidential, except as required by law.  No individual will be identified in any publication of the results.  Only the researcher (Deborah Grace) and supervisor (Professor Diane Hughes) will have access to the data.  A summary of the results of the data can be made available to you on request via email to Deborah Grace ( Elements of the data gathered may be used in future post-graduate research.

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary: If you proceed with the survey, this will be taken as indicative of your consent to participate. Since the survey is anonymous, it will not be possible for you to request to remove your data.  

The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee.  If you have any complaints or reservations about any ethical aspect of your participation in this research, you may contact the Committee through the Director, Research Ethics & Integrity (telephone (02) 9850 7854; email  Any complaint you make will be treated in confidence and investigated, and you will be informed of the outcome.

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