Andrea M Cevasco

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States

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Publications (3)2.4 Total impact

  • Kimberly VanWeelden, Andrea M Cevasco
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    ABSTRACT: The purposes of the current study were to determine geriatric clients' recognition of 32 popular songs and songs from musicals by asking whether they: (a) had heard the songs before; (b) could "name the tune" of each song; and (c) list the decade that each song was composed. Additionally, comparisons were made between the geriatric clients' recognition of these songs and by music therapy students' recognition of the same, songs, based on data from an earlier study (VanWeelden, Juchniewicz, & Cevasco, 2008). Results found 90% or more of the geriatric clients had heard 28 of the 32 songs, 80% or more of the graduate students had heard 20 songs, and 80% of the undergraduates had heard 18 songs. The geriatric clients correctly identified 3 songs with 80% or more accuracy, which the graduate students also correctly identified, while the undergraduates identified 2 of the 3 same songs. Geriatric clients identified the decades of 3 songs with 50% or greater accuracy. Neither the undergraduate nor graduate students identified any songs by the correct decade with over 50% accuracy. Further results are discussed.
    Journal of music therapy 01/2010; 47(1):84-99. · 0.80 Impact Factor
  • Kimberly VanWeelden, Andrea M Cevasco
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    ABSTRACT: Researchers suggest popular music to be primarily preferred by seniors. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine geriatric clients' preferences for particular popular songs to possibly use in singing activities. Specifically, the researchers sought to determine whether the seniors' had heard the song before, generally preferred the songs, and would prefer to sing the songs. The researchers also examined whether possible preferences adhered to the "young adult years" age hypothesis, as stated in previous research. Results indicated that nine songs had been previously heard by 100% of the participants, with five of these songs from the 1910s and earlier. The greatest number of participants preferred the song Over the Rainbow "a lot", and the greatest number of participants indicated that they would like to sing In the Good Old Summertime, Let Me Call You Sweetheart, You are My Sunshine, and By the Light of the Silvery Moon. Further results and discussion are included.
    Journal of music therapy 02/2009; 46(2):147-59. · 0.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Previous research has found that music therapists, who work with geriatric clients in singing activities, indicated they know and use 3 times more popular or popular style music (songs from musicals) than folk songs. The purposes of the current study were to determine music therapy majors' recognition of popular songs and songs from musicals by asking whether they: (a) had heard the songs before, (b) could "name the tune" of each song, and (c) list the decade each song was composed. Results showed that students had previously heard many of the songs; however, this was not an indication of whether they could name the song title or the decade in which it was composed. Additionally, percentage data indicated that My Favorite Things and You Are My Sunshine were the most heard/recognized songs, Over the Rainbow was the most correctly named song title, and Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue was the song most correctly identified by decade. Further results and discussion are included.
    Journal of music therapy 02/2008; 45(4):443-56. · 0.80 Impact Factor

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  • 2008–2010
    • Florida State University
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States