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Rimmer, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article explores children's reflections on the value of their participation in "In Harmony," a social and music education programme whose approach and philosophy derives from the Venezuelan 'El Sistema' ('The System') model. More specifically, through an analysis of participating children's accounts (n = 111) and an exploration of…
Descriptors: Children, Music Education, Participation, Childhood Attitudes
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Martin, Jodie L. – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Music notation is intrinsic in the composition and performance of Western art music and also in its analysis and research. The process of writing about music remains underexplored, in particular how excerpts of music notation are selected and arranged in a written text, and how that text describes and contextualises the excerpts. This article…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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Ng, Hoon Hong – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The pervasiveness of popular music and its associated practices in current youth cultures brings into question the relevance and effectiveness of more traditional music pedagogies, and propels a search for a more current and engaging music pedagogy informed by popular music practices. With this as the basis, this study seeks to explore factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Culture, Music Education, Public Schools
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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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Coutts, Leah – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Selecting repertoire that adult piano students find motivating and musically satisfying is more complex than simply finding pieces that are aurally pleasing. Drawing on theories of motivation, adult learning and transformative pedagogy, this practitioner-based study describes how the author learned to involve her students in the selection process,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Learning Motivation
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Baker, Geoffrey; Bull, Anna; Taylor, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Within the growing field of publications on El Sistema and Sistema-inspired programmes around the world, a marked divide can be observed between the findings of critical academic studies and commissioned evaluations. Using evaluations of El Sistema in Venezuela and Aotearoa New Zealand as our principal case studies, we argue that this gulf can be…
Descriptors: Music Education, Social Change, Program Evaluation, Case Studies
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Borgström Källén, Carina; Lindgren, Monica – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article explores the significance of context and discourse from a gender perspective within three different studies of the Swedish music classroom, conducted in lower secondary school, upper secondary school and higher music education respectively. The theoretical point of departure is that gender performances as well as the music classroom…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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MacRitchie, Jennifer; Zicari, Massimo; Blom, Diana – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Limited consideration has been given to the challenges young composers and performers face when learning to communicate through notation in contemporary classical music, and the specific opportunities presented for peer learning. This article describes a project at a Swiss music conservatory in which two student composers wrote pieces for solo…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Classical Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Pérez-Moreno, Jèssica – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This paper presents research carried out in a kindergarten in Catalonia with the aim of studying the different kinds of musical activity that take place during one school day. This is an ethnographic study where the researcher became an extra teacher in a group of one to two-year-olds and interacted with them musically. The methodology is based in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Music Activities
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Kenny, Ailbhe – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Within a rapidly changing higher education landscape, there is an increased need for universities to look beyond their 'ivory towers' and into their surrounding communities in preparing students for the 'real world'. Findings from an Irish case study explore a children's choral university-community initiative within an urban area of socio-economic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Leadership, School Community Relationship, Case Studies
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Adamyan, Anna – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This paper reveals contemporary issues of music education in post-soviet Armenia. The author analyses the state of music education and draws special attention to the music education of adult beginners, which is a new challenge for the educational system of Armenia. In particular, the author reveals new problems in the performing arts, especially…
Descriptors: Music Education, Novices, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Rodríguez-Sánchez, Andrea; Odena, Oscar; Cabedo-Mas, Alberto – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article outlines the development of an appropriate research approach, including methods from diverse disciplines, for researching the Colombian state-funded social music programme Music for Reconciliation ("Música para la Reconciliación"). After outlining the Colombian context and the literature, a pilot with ten participants is…
Descriptors: Biographies, Music, Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects
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Lau, Wing Chi Margaret; Grieshaber, Susan – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The implementation of a school-based integrated curriculum enables schools to plan a balanced, flexible and coherent curriculum in order to reduce subject specification, especially in kindergartens. Despite kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) being encouraged to integrate music content across subject areas, these…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Music, Music Education, Kindergarten
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Rodríguez-Quiles, José A. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
In the last few years expressions like "European convergence," "European Higher Education Area," "European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System" and others have become more and more usual not only in academic circles but also even in the mass media. But to what extent are these expressions valid for all knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Music Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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