Thank you for your time and consideration in taking this survey! Depending on your responses, it should take about 10 minutes to complete. There are five sections to the survey, each of which covers a different area related to your musical experience: Musical Information, Music Listening/Exposure, Educational Reflection, Looking Forward, and Biographical Information.

Depending on your age, your high school musical experiences may have included virtual instruction during the pandemic. If your high school music education was affected by the pandemic, we ask that you primarily consider your pre-pandemic, in-person experiences in taking this survey.

While some questions are related directly to experiences in schools, many are about music more broadly. If you attended multiple high schools, please consider your experiences in general among programs. If you were homeschooled, but also participated in a school's music program, please consider that school to be "your high school" for the purposes of the survey. For any questions that do not apply to your schooling experience, please leave them blank.

Please Note: Taking this survey constitutes consent and participation can be stopped at any time. Additionally, all data are anonymous at the individual level — general ideas and information will be shared in research analysis, but no quotes will be linked to individual students, schools, or teachers.


Musical Information

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* In which of the following educational settings did you receive your formal high school education? (Check all that apply.)

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* If you were homeschooled or attended online school, did you ever participate in a music program at a nearby high school?

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* During your time in high school, what instruments did you play? (Check all that apply.)

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* Which of the following music programs did your high school have? (Check all that apply.)

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* In high school, did you participate in your school music program?

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* If you participated in your high school music program, for how many years did you participate?

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* When you were in high school, how would you describe your experience playing music in class?

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* During high school, in what ways did you participate in music-making or music-learning? (Check all that apply.)

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* In what ways have you taught or mentored other students in music? (Check all that apply.)

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* Why did you start playing music? (Check all that apply.)

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* In your family, has anyone else played an instrument or does anyone else currently play an instrument? (Check all that apply.)

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* How did you get your instrument? (Check all that apply.)

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* How are you involved in music now? (Check all that apply.)

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* Do you have your own instrument?

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