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  • Writer's pictureYasmeen Cerny

Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Dean's Concert

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The audience at Thomas Jefferson Medical College was overwhelmingly young (average age 32, median 24, mode 22!) so this was a good setting to see if age made a difference in preferences. While Debussy won yet again globally (52-40-1), this was the closest that Prokofiev came to matching him; when looking at score for all individual rounds, it was almost an even split. (138-130) Round 1 - Prokofiev wins (53-39) Round 2 - Debussy wins (59-30) Round 3 - Prokofiev wins (47-40) Even though Prokofiev won two of three rounds, Debussy came out the overall favorite. Sounds like the Electoral College effect! As for gender, it was an unsurprising split - Men preferred Prokofiev and Women largely preferred Debussy. Men Women As for the age differences, the youth went all-Prokofiev, and the others were closely split, with a preference for Debussy overall, but in individual rounds, Prokofiev edged out Debussy. The 60+s had a definitive preference for Debussy.

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