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dc.contributor.authorChao-Jung Chenen_US
dc.contributor.authorHsin-Rui Linen_US
dc.contributor.authorMei-Fang Chenen_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This study investigated the developmental process of musical talent and its related factors among five singers from three distinguished semiprofessional choirs in Taiwan. Methods: Qualitative data were collected through semistructured interviews with the five singers, who vary in educational background and voice quality. A template analysis was adopted to generate meaning from the five singers’ life stories using Gagné’s DMGT 2.0 as a referential model. Results/findings: First, life stories were categorized into four stages. In the emerging phase, participants displayed their natural talents and interests in music and then entered the domain during the developing phase, where the activities in extracurricular settings assumed greater importance in addition to their formal training at school. In the turning phase, they established their musical identity and engaged in the professional field. In the current phase, they succeeded in some degree, while coping with challenges such as financial problems. Compared with the professional musicians in earlier studies, different qualities were observed. In general, they entered the domain later and sought resources from the nonclassical musical field. Second, influential factors were classified into four categories according to two dimensions, personal–environmental and beneficial–challenging, in consideration of the four stages. Similarities could be identified concerning beneficial factors among the five cases on both personal and environmental levels. For example, participants consistently displayed their natural talents and interests in the emerging phase, while possessing strong intrinsic motivation across all stages, which facilitated entrance to the musical domain, despite diverse conditions. Moreover, volition revealed its importance during the whole process, enabling them to overcome challenges and continue their professional pursuits. In the current phase, sensible awareness allowed them to understand theiren_US
dc.publisherNational Taiwan Normal University Department of Special Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherdevelopmental process of music talenten_US
dc.subject.othermusic talenten_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Developmental Process of Music Talent and Its Related Factors: A Study of Distinguished Choirzh_tw
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