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Hall, Rich – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The popular music performance undergraduate degree is a growing area within UK higher education. These courses carry a vocational emphasis and are popular with students looking to establish professional performing careers. As such, they are often marketed as an intermediary step towards this aspiration but, despite their popularity, there has been…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Sirek, Danielle – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
In this article I explore the relationships between identities and musicking in Grenada, West Indies, taking into account the understandings of community and nationhood that foreground and inform identity discourse in the Grenadian context. Through the dual lenses of music education and ethnomusicology, I analyze musicking and music education…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Cultural Context, Foreign Countries
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Richerme, Lauren Kapalka – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The interconnected nature of 21st-century life demands that music educators and students consider those beyond their immediate communities in their ethical deliberations. While Appiah's cosmopolitan ethical principles of universal concern and respect for legitimate difference may serve as a starting point for global ethical considerations in music…
Descriptors: Feminism, Music Education, Ethics, Music Teachers
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Parkinson, Tom – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article offers a model to assist music teachers in reflecting on their teaching practice in relation to their aims and values. Initially developed as a workshop aid for use on a music education MA program, the model is intended to provoke critical engagement with two prominent tensions in music education: that between mastery and enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Singing, Musical Instruments
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Viney, Liam; Blom, Diana – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Research involving the learning processes of musicians seldom examines specific pieces of music, and limited attention has been devoted to the earliest stages of learning a stylistically challenging or new piece of 20th-/21st-century art music. This article describes the processes by which two pianists (the authors) learned Ross Edwards's…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Music Activities, Music Education
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Hess, Juliet – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
Current music education curricula across Canada designate Western classical music as the music most worthy of study through emphasis on elements of music that are decidedly Western. Despite the way the curriculum is constructed, many music teachers strive to create diverse programs for their students. In her examination of women's studies…
Descriptors: Music Education, Tokenism, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development
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Bannan, Nicholas – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
This article explores the relationship between ideas about the role and purpose of music introduced in the major publications of Charles Darwin, and the fields of child development, music education and pedagogy. It also considers the significant influence on Darwin's work of his own biography and family life. In the global village of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Creativity, Curriculum Design
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Lum, Chee-Hoo; Dairianathan, Eugene – International Journal of Music Education, 2014
In the most recent Ministry of Education work plan seminar (Ministry of Education, 2010), a clear signal was sent out that arts education, primarily music and visual art, would become one of the key areas of focus in pursuing the goal of holistic education of a primary school child in the Singapore school system. This article, as part of a larger…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Content Analysis, Music Education
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Ilari, Beatriz; Chen-Hafteck, Lily; Crawford, Lisa – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
This article explores the relationship between singing and cultural understanding. Singing emerges in infancy and develops through processes of enculturation and socialization. When we sing songs from diverse cultures, we are granted with opportunities to learn about the cultures of others, and gain a better understanding of our own. Thus, singing…
Descriptors: Singing, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Acculturation
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McPhail, Graham J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
As a practitioner in both the classroom and in the instrumental studio, I am interested in how one educational context might inform the other. Within an action research paradigm, I gave a violin lesson in front of colleagues as a means to gain feedback and to open up discussion on the concept of student autonomy within the one-to-one lesson. The…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Musical Instruments
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Simpson, Patricia Anne – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
The myth of Orpheus is intricately implicated in the origin of song. For centuries, myth and music have cooperated in a variety of genres, foremost among them in opera. The myth, open to reinterpretation across linguistic, national, and temporal boundaries, served as a starting point for an extracurricular opera project in the metropolitan region…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Influences, Immigrants, Ethnicity
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Harrison, Scott D. – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
This paper examines my role as supervisor of research higher degree music students. Within this dyad, the pedagogical design has centred on conventional delivery, conceptualized in terms of the time-honoured top-down, supervisor-candidate interaction rather than exploration of a co-mentoring collaboration. Many doctoral candidates in music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Supervision, College Faculty, Graduate Students
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Young, Susan; Perez, Jessica – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
This article discusses the adoption of a wiki to support the processes of collaborative research between members of an international team involved in the project MyPlace: MyMusic. The focus is on how new technological communications, here specifically the wiki, can enable and transform the methods and processes of research. We propose two main…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Researchers, Web Sites
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Nyland, Berenice; Acker, Aleksandra – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
This article focuses on the early childhood years and describes research that has examined children's music experiences in formal care and education settings in Melbourne, Australia. This research uses a contextual view of children and their learning and is based on an assumption that learning is social, involves engagement with others and is…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Foreign Countries, Music Activities
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Forrest, David; Watson, Amanda – International Journal of Music Education, 2012
Over the last decade a shift has occurred in Australia from an outcomes-based approach to curriculum design and delivery to organizing curriculum delivered as essential learning(s). Curriculum is identified in terms of essential learning that specifies standards for student achievement. Schools have been encouraged to develop rich curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum, Music Education, Curriculum Development
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