AcknowledgementsThroughout this thesis process, there have been many people guiding me along the way.
Without their support, encouragement, and overall ―just do it,‖
attitudes, I would surely not bewriting this acknowledgements section. So, first I would like to thank my parents for supportingme during this time. While they asked questions about my thesis and research, they were quick totell me when I became a little too long-winded about it all. I would also like to thank mycommittee members for their continued encouragement, guidance, and patience, without you allthis thesis would have never been completed. Also, a big thank you to my wonderful friends allof whom continued to remind me that there is a world outside of school, and by finishing thisthesis, I was one-step closer to accomplishing my dreams. Lastly, I would like to thank the staff at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia for taking time to participate in my surveys. The information presented throughout thisthesis was only possible with their support.