Effect of Different Models of Educational Concerts on 4th Grade Students’ Musical Knowledge and Vocational Preferences
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of educational concerts, designed with different models, on musical knowledge levels of 4th grade primary school students, their attitudes towards music lessons and their vocational choices. The study followed a mixed-method approach using a pre-test/post-test design and a quasi-experimental study model, including two test groups and a control group. The participants were 769 4th grade primary school students (Test I: 326, Test II: 235 and Control: 208). The Musical Knowledge Test, the Attitudes Towards Music Lesson Scale, the Vocational Preference Form and an evaluation form were used as data collection tools. The results showed that students who watched live concerts exhibited the highest positive effect on interest in music and desire to become musicians. Nevertheless, students who watched concerts from recordings and took an informative lesson from the author also demonstrated positive effects. It was concluded that the effect of watching a live concert was strong on the students. However, a lasting effect cannot be attained without ensuring sustainability through repetitive educational concerts.