Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

Dr. Frank Edmunson

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert Brashear

Third Advisor

Dr. Walter Thomas

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This paper represents a study of the predictability of several types of music tests given to the fourth grade students in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. The tests studied were the "Selmer Music Guidance Survey," a Teacher's Evaluation, and an investigatordeveloped self-concept test. The study showed that the correlation coefficient between the self-concept test and the achievement level of the students at the time of the study was the highest. The correlation coefficient between the "Selmer Music Guidance Survey" and the achievement level was the lowest. There were 595 students surveyed in the study, which was conducted between the years 1968 and 1972.