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Draper, Paul; Harrison, Scott – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
There is much dialogue in the academy about the role of doctoral studies in relation to employment, career trajectories and graduate outcomes. This project explores the experiences of Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) graduates and students at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia to reveal how the programme has impacted upon their professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Music Education, Graduate Students
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Bennett, Dawn; Macarthur, Sally; Hope, Cat; Goh, Talisha; Hennekam, Sophie – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Recent decades have seen gender and feminist research emerge as major fields of enquiry in musicology and to a far lesser extent, music education. While these fields have increased awareness of the issues confronting women and other marginalised groups, the pedagogical practices and curricular design that might support aspiring women composers are…
Descriptors: Females, Musicians, Musical Composition, Gender Differences
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Burwell, Kim – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
While studio-based instrumental and vocal learning is widely regarded as both important and effective in higher education music, research to date has offered little concrete information about studio practices that students have regarded as ineffective. Two recent case studies investigated what appear to be exceptional instances in which students…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Facilities, Educational Facilities, Music Activities
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Yang, Yang; Welch, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Recent literature suggests that traditional approaches in folk music education are not necessarily compatible with the pedagogical conventions of formal music education. Whilst several recent studies have tended to define these non-classical-music learning contexts as "informal", the practice of folk music that was recently introduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Case Studies, Folk Culture
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Otchere, Eric Debrah – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
The history of music in Ghanaian school programmes can hardly be separated from the general history of education in Ghana. Since the time of colonial administration in Ghana, music (especially as manifested through singing) has formed part of the educational curriculum for different reasons, one being a tool for promoting the culture of the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Undergraduate Students
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Teague, Adele; Smith, Gareth Dylan – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
Musicians are acknowledged to lead complex working lives, often characterised as portfolio careers. The higher music education research literature has tended to focus on preparing students for rich working lives and multiple identity realisations across potential roles. Extant literature does not address the area of work-life balance, which this…
Descriptors: Musicians, Family Work Relationship, Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Juntunen, Marja-Leena – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the visions of teacher educators of instrumental pedagogy (n = 12) in higher music education regarding "good" teaching and instrumental student teacher preparation. The theoretical basis for the study was research on teachers' visions (Hammerness, 2006): teachers' own conceptions of ideal teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Music Education
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Esteve-Faubel, Jose-Maria; Stephens, Jonathan; Molina Valero, Miguel Angel – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this investigation is to evaluate whether or not the allocation of time proposed in the Music Study Guide, adapted from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) guidelines, is consistent and adequate for students with minimal musical knowledge. The report takes into account the importance of students' previous knowledge and the…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Music Education, Student Experience
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Soderman, Johan – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Social activism and education have been associated with hip-hop since it emerged in New York City 38 years ago. Therefore, it might not be surprising that universities have become interested in hip-hop. This article aims to highlight this "hip-hop academisation" and analyse the discursive mechanisms that manifest in these academisation…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music, Cultural Context, Music Education
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Daniel, Ryan – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore why highly trained musicians choose to teach in higher education. An international population from nine countries of music instrument teachers was sampled via online survey, to determine their reasons for teaching in higher education. Motivational constructs from the expectancy-value framework were used,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Online Surveys, Music Teachers
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Varvarigou, Maria; Durrant, Colin – British Journal of Music Education, 2011
This paper presents theoretical perspectives for choral conducting education. A wide range of related literature on choral practice and education in higher education contexts, as well as training in the workplace is reviewed. Whilst various attributes for effective choral conducting practice have been identified by research studies, there has been…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Musicians, Higher Education
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Lupton, Mandy; Bruce, Christine – British Journal of Music Education, 2010
This paper explores models of teaching and learning music composition in higher education. It analyses the pedagogical approaches apparent in the literature on teaching and learning composition in schools and universities, and introduces a teaching model as: learning from the masters; mastery of techniques; exploring ideas; and developing voice.…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Higher Education, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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Creech, Andrea; Papageorgi, Ioulia; Duffy, Celia; Morton, Frances; Haddon, Elizabeth; Potter, John; de Bezenac, Christophe; Whyton, Tony; Himonides, Evangelos; Welch, Graham – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This article addresses the question of whether higher education music courses adequately prepare young musicians for the critical transition from music undergraduate to professional. Thematic analyses of interviews with 27 undergraduate and portfolio career musicians representing four musical genres were compared. The evidence suggests that the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Career Readiness, College Outcomes Assessment
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Cox, Gordon; Pitts, Stephanie – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
The invitation to provide a review of the articles published in our five year editorship prompts us to evaluate the aims and purposes of music education research, and to consider the function of journals such as "BJME" in bridging the artificial divide between academics and professionals. We identify four themes that were prominent in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Journal Articles, Periodicals, Educational Research
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Zhukov, Katie – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
This observational study analysed the lesson content of 24 instrumental lessons (piano, strings and winds) using a gender-balanced sample (equal numbers of male/female teachers and students) from five Australian higher education institutions to ascertain the priorities of topics in advanced applied music lessons in the Western Classical tradition.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Observation, Lesson Plans
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