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Haddon, Elizabeth – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
This qualitative research examines the influence of learning Javanese gamelan on aspects of musicianship, attitudes and approaches relating to the learning and performance of Western instruments experienced by a sample of UK university music students. In addition to benefits to musicianship, students delineated positive developments in attitudes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Musical Instruments, College Students
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Harrison, Scott D.; Lebler, Don; Carey, Gemma; Hitchcock, Matt; O'Bryan, Jessica – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
Participation in an ensemble is a significant aspect of tertiary music experience. Learning and assessment practices within ensembles have rarely been investigated in Australia and the perceptions of staff and students as to how they learn and are assessed within ensembles remain largely unexplored. This paper reports on part of a larger project…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Education, College Students, Case Studies
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Blom, Diana; Encarnacao, John – British Journal of Music Education, 2012
The study investigates criteria chosen by music students for peer and self assessment of both the rehearsal process and performance outcome of their rock groups. The student-chosen criteria and their explanations of these criteria were analysed in relation to Birkett's skills taxonomy of "soft" and "hard" skills. In the rehearsal process, students…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Evaluation Criteria, Rock Music
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Burt, Rosie; Mills, Janet – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
The attitudes and experiences of 13 music students entering a conservatoire were tracked before their entry and throughout their first term at college. Aspirations and apprehensions towards the musical, academic and social aspects of college life were collected in addition to career aims, and the data analysed qualitatively to produce emergent…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Aspiration
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Dibben, Nicola – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
Research into student experience in Higher Education has largely focused on students' role as learners. However, the student experience encompasses a much wider range of behaviours and beliefs than can be captured through a focus on teaching and learning alone. I report the findings of a research project which explored student experience in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Middle Class, Social Class
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Barratt, Elisabeth; Moore, Hilary – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
This article presents the results of research into methods and scorings for jazz assessment in Trinity College of Music, London, focusing on the possibility of introducing group assessment. It considers the advantages of group assessment methods, contrasting these with the more traditional approach, firmly established in conservatoires, of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, College Students, Musicians
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Mills, Janet – British Journal of Music Education, 2005
While most of the students who graduate each year from the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London build performance-based portfolio careers that include some teaching, very few of them enter secondary school class music teaching. This article describes how young musicians' concerns about the career of secondary class music teacher develop as they…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musicians, Secondary Education