School of Music


Doctor of Music Education (DME)


Brian Stiffler


CMP Program, Impact, Effective Music Learning, Remote Band Instruction, COVID-19, International School Band




The threats of the COVID-19 pandemic in January 2020 resulted in schools moving to online learning and impacted programs with cocurricular activities, especially band programs. Student retention, low enrollment, loss of interest, and lower motivation became liabilities for band programs during the pandemic. Therefore, having an engaging online band program is crucial to continue effective music learning and maintain a high standard of band instruction. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of a Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) program on an international school band during COVID-19. Forty-six participants ages 13-16 were recruited from the senior band through convenience sampling. Surveys were conducted in two phases using close-ended questions. The close-ended questions employed a 10-point Likert-type scale. Participants completed the survey for phase 1 before implementing the CMP program and completed the survey for phase 2 after participating in the CMP program. Both surveys were administered through Google Forms and WhatsApp. The findings of this research may assist the improvement and function of remote band instruction. In addition, this research considers the implications of remote learning on affective, cognitive, and psychomotor skills development while enhancing student engagement and developing a positive attitude towards remote music instruction methods.

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