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Watson, Amanda – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The Australian Society for Music Education's (ASME) involvement in the development of professional standards for music educators was a significant and active research time in the history of the Society. As ASME celebrates its golden jubilee, it is appropriate to revisit that history and consider the future prospects of subject-specific standards.…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Associations, Standard Setting, Educational History
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Greig, Jeremy; Lowe, Geoffrey – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
Jazz big band is a common extra-curricular musical activity in Western Australian secondary schools. Jazz big band offers important fundamentals that can help expand a student's musical understanding. However, the teaching of conventions associated with big band jazz has often been haphazard and can be daunting and frightening, especially for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Theater Arts, Secondary Education
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Bastaninezhad, Arya – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article examines the recent developments and changes concerning Iranian music education from the constitutional revolution of 1905 to 2014. This concentrates on the five major chronological events referred to as Nationalism, Modernism, Conservatism, Neo-Traditionalism (Shirin-navazi) and Revivalism of the Traditions. This provides a source of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational History, Musical Instruments
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Grant, Catherine – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
For several reasons, current models of tertiary education seem unviable. A shifting educational landscape with rising student numbers, an increasingly diverse student cohort, and high levels of student disengagement have led to concerns about the continued relevance of "traditional" teaching and learning methods. At the same time, the…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Cain, Melissa; Lindblom, Shari; Walden, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
Cross-cultural music education can motivate children to look at music in fresh ways and awaken their imagination to new possibilities and ways of thinking. This paper presents the voices of three practitioners experienced in, and passionate about the field of culturally diverse music education. Over the past 25 years the presenters have ignited an…
Descriptors: Music Education, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Innovation
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Goopy, Jason – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2013
Music education is often advocated as having "extra-musical effects" contributing to the development of the whole child. The pedagogy teachers employ to deliver music programs could affect the significance of such benefits. This paper will review literature documenting how children benefit from receiving music education delivered using…
Descriptors: Music Education, Child Development, Literature Reviews, Delivery Systems
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Barton, Georgina; Hartwig, Kay – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
For pre-service music teachers it is important to develop a personal philosophy of music education before entering the teaching profession. Having a philosophy to music education enables students to clearly articulate the meaning of music not only in their own lives but also how this might impact on their practice as a teacher. Many philosophies…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Research Methodology
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James, Barbara – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Playing the piano can result in intense muscular activity with the potential to cause injury to the hand and fingers. It was reasoned some time ago that technique had to be made sustainable. This resulted in the exploration of ways to make muscular use more economic in playing because even small energy savings are worthwhile in making technique…
Descriptors: Prevention, Injuries, Acoustics, Teaching Methods
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Tomlinson, Michelle – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
In this thematic case study in a rural primary school, young children of diverse socio-cultural origins use transformative and transmodal redesign in music as they explore new conceptual meanings through self-reflexive interaction in classroom music events. A focus on music dialogue created by interaction between modes is seen to promote…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary Schools, Music, Interaction
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Klopper, Christopher; Power, Bianca – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
This study documents and analyses the environment where music education happens in a regional Conservatorium in New South Wales, Australia. The study aimed to gain insight into the structure, nature and professional practice of a regional conservatorium, and identify innovative pedagogical possibilities. An ethnographic case study was undertaken…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum Design, Music, Foreign Countries
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BastaniNezhad, Arya – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
This article examines how key components of holistic tone production can help flutists form a resonant tone. This is framed in an exploration of tone pedagogy and includes a model of tone evaluation and education. This research is also applicable to other instrumentalists, especially wind players. In this case study information was collected by…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Participant Observation, Holistic Approach
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Heinrich, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
Anecdotal evidence suggests that many schools in rural areas, do not operate classroom music programs due to a shortage of qualified staff and with access to tertiary music education rapidly diminishing in regional Victoria, there is little indication that the situation will improve. This paper reports on a mixed methods research project that…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary Schools, Rural Areas, Music
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Watson, Amanda; Forrest, David – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
This study explores the career paths, employment, business opportunities and community contributions made available through the provision and development of the contemporary performance bands' culture in the State of Victoria. It is framed with the support given to live music performers by Arts Victoria, Small Business Victoria and Music Victoria.…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Music Education, Employment, Music
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Jeanneret, Neryl; Brown, Robert – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2012
The City of Melbourne's ArtPlay is open to children and young people aged 3-13 years, and provides a wide range of artist-led programs that serve a broad community within and outside the municipality. Its sister facility, Signal, caters for young people 13-22 years. An Australia Council of the Arts funded Creative Community Partnership Initiative,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Development, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness
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Costigan, Lyn; Neuenfeldt, Karl – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2011
The contributions of local community members to Indigenous education can be an important component in curriculum programs. This article explores the contributions of one such dedicated and talented Torres Strait Islander community member: Meuram tribal elder Kapua Gutchen. He teaches at the Erub (Darnley Island) Campus of Tagai College in the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Music, Dance, Indigenous Populations
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