ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSI would like to thank Dr. Scott Conklin for providing the initiative and guidanceto form this study and Dr. Jeffrey Howard for seeing the project through by guiding thewriting and content of this paper. I would also like to recognize the formatting andediting support from Dr. Graham Hunt and Dr. Diane Lange who also serve as membersof the committee. It has been a pleasure to work with four of the most selfless, talented,and knowledgeable professors during the past year.I would like to thank the University of Texas at Arlington library system, Dr.Jeffrey Howard, and family members for provided the research materials for thisproject. I would like to thank Paul Kelly for his interest and support as well as the greatcommunity of musician friends around the world who have contributed in many ways.In addition, I would like to express thanks to my husband Nolan and my sisterRose specifically and my family generally for their support. I humbly appreciate thenever failing love and support of my Father in Heaven and His great son Jesus Christ,and for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Dallas Stake whohave been my family in Texas.This thesis is dedicated to all my wonderful students who not only
pursueexcellence in performance but are also caring leaders among their peers.
April 13, 2006