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Hedden, Debra G.; Allen, Ashley D. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
This study utilized a mixed methods approach to investigate the particular factors integral to literature selection and the resources conductors utilized to find repertoire for their children's choirs. Interviews were conducted with successful community children's choir directors (n = 6); results were analyzed inductively and coded in order to…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Activities, Music, Music Education
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Kondracka-Szala, Marta; Michalak, Marcin – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to investigate the presence of popular music within the area of preschool education. To this end, an online survey was conducted with a sample of 115 Polish preschool teachers. This allowed for an analysis of teachers' opinions on using popular music in various didactic activities, and on the educational value of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Singing, Psychomotor Skills
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Cuadrado, Francisco – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
"Music and Talent" is an educational project for children between 3 and 9 years old. The aim of the project is to use music and musical intelligence as resources for enhancing important skills in social and cognitive development. These skills are self-esteem, self-confidence, motivation, social and emotional relationships, and…
Descriptors: Music, Talent, Creativity, Program Descriptions
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Cronenberg, Stephanie – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Middle school general music is an often-overlooked aspect of music education in the United States. Yet at some point, many music educators face a teaching assignment including one or more sections of middle school general music. In this study, I investigated whether the principles that guide music educators in teaching middle school general music…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Hanrahan, Fidelma; Hughes, Ed; Banerjee, Robin; Eldridge, Alice; Kiefer, Chris – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Little is currently known about the possible benefits of using networked technology to enhance ensemble performance. This study explored whether the introduction of specially devised technology -- networked tablets using traditional music notation -- to a primary school orchestra would enhance the experience of ensemble music. Particular emphasis…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Elementary School Students, Music
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Mawang, Lucy Lugo; Kigen, Edward M.; Mutweleli, Samuel M. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to establish the relationship between musical self-concept and musical creativity, and to determine the best predictors of musical creativity given the musical self-concept dimensions. Participants (N = 201) were music students, drawn from 21 secondary schools in Kenya. Music Self-perception Inventory-Version 2…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Creativity, Music Education, Music
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Corbalán, Mara; Pérez-Echeverría, M. Puy; Pozo, Juan-Ignacio; Casas-Mas, Amalia – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Current research on choral practice has studied various aspects of interpretation and different strategies for improving rehearsal. This article considers the amateur choral rehearsal as a setting for teaching and learning music. It analyses choir conductor profiles that may be related to conceptions of teaching and learning and their possible…
Descriptors: Singing, Musicians, Administrators, Music
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Araújo, Marcos V.; Hein, Christopher F. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
This study explored advanced musicians' dispositions to flow in musical practice. A total of 168 classically trained musicians answered a questionnaire assessing their proneness for flow experience during musical practice and associations between flow and demographic factors, practice routines and musical instruments. Dispositions to flow in…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Cho, Sunggi; Baek, Yoomee; Choe, E. J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The primary objective of this study is to investigate whether three interaction strategies through mobile apps may be associated with increases in students' music listening skills. Data was collected from 225 high school students and analysed using the ANOVA procedure in the three ways of music listening: analytic, aesthetic and sensory.…
Descriptors: High School Students, Computer Software, Music, Listening Skills
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Brook, Julia; Fostaty Young, Sue – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this research was to identify the various types of employment held by music alumni at one university. We also compare the perceptions of alumni who currently work primarily in music with those of alumni who work outside the field. A mixed-methods research design that relied on surveys and interviews was used to gather data. Alumni…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employment, Music, Music Education
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Cayari, Christopher – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Trans+ is an inclusive, expansive, and fluid term that refers to a population that encompasses people who are transgender, third gender, non-gender, two-spirit or any other identity that is not cisgender. Trans+ topics are often considered taboo or exotic, which manifests in society as an enforced ignorance that creates a shroud of mystery around…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Conferences (Gatherings), Music, Music Education
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Yu, Zhuo; Leung, Bo-Wah – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The Ministry of Education of China issued a new document of Music Curriculum Standards in 2011 substituting the old version of 2001. This study aims to investigate how music teachers in China implement and respond to the Curriculum Standards through a questionnaire survey and semi-structured interviews with voluntary teachers. A total of 2206…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Curriculum Implementation
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Dora, Claudia; Conforti, Simone; Güsewell, Angelika – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Results from recent research have demonstrated positive effects of somatic approaches, such as the Feldenkrais Method, somaesthetics, and body mapping in the field of music. However, the direct impact of such approaches on instrumental sound has not been studied so far. The present pilot study was thus designed to investigate the influence of…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Human Body, Foreign Countries, Music Education
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Burak, Sabahat – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Pre-service non-music major teachers deem music and music teaching essential, but they do not perceive themselves to be competent in this field due to various reasons. This research aims to reveal the effects of factors such as gender, age, the year of study they are currently in at university, and musical experience on their self-efficacy in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Poblete, Carlos; Leguina, Adrian; Masquiarán, Nicolás; Carreño, Bárbara – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Previous research recognizes the importance of musical experiences on music teacher education. However, current efforts do not provide a comprehensive view of the way their students learn music before starting university. The objective of this study is to portray their musical experiences, identifying the distinctive mechanisms underlying the…
Descriptors: Music, Knowledge Level, Music Teachers, Music Education
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