NewsFeb 6, 05:58 PM
Do people really know what it’s like to be a professional musician? Do musicians themselves even know what their peers think and do? A large-scale groundbreaking new study from a University of Pennsylvania researcher (and musician) is attempting to find out.
This study is different from all prior studies on musicians in that it is collecting information from diverse geographic areas and many types of musicians. Although the media churns out a continuous stream of images depicting musicians, there is a profound lack of systematically gathered information about musicians’ lives; their occupations, attitudes, and behaviors.
Here is an opportunity to weigh in as a musician on issues of importance to all musicians by taking an online survey. The survey is easy to take as nearly all the items are multiple-choice and are responded to with mouse clicks.
Additionally, you don’t have to provide any personal information as survey responses are anonymous.
The Philadelphia Local of the American Federation of Musicians http://www.local77afm.org is supporting this study by providing a link to the survey from its website. The study has also been promoted by Downbeat Magazine, Polyphonic.org, and the College Music Society.
No matter what your style of music or musical occupation, get counted by participating. Results will be published and posted so all can benefit.
Please visit my homepage http://musicianstudy.gse.upenn.edu/ at the University of Pennsylvania to learn more.
Or go directly to the survey site: http://www.musicianstudy.org.
Thanks for your help!
University of Pennsylvania
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