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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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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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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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Smolej Fritz, Barbara; Peklaj, Cirila – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The aim of this case study was to explore the effects of music instruction according to the E. Willems teaching method on the music abilities and language skills in students with intellectual disabilities (ID). Eight students with ID (average age 9.64 years) participated in the study. They attended 35 music lessons during the school year. Each…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music Education, Auditory Perception, Human Body
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Bartlett, Irene; Tolmie, Diana – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Over the past two decades the topic of graduate outcomes has increasingly informed the discourse on the changing nature of universities. For conservatoires and university music departments the global shift in audience demand away from western classical music and jazz styles (traditionally the cornerstone tertiary music programs) to contemporary…
Descriptors: Profiles, Singing, Music Education, Graduates
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Robinson, Nicole R. – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
This study was designed to examine teacher turnover among secondary choral and band programs (N = 124) in a large, urban school district in the USA during a 10-year period (1999-2000 through 2009-2010). Also, this study investigated correlations between teacher turnover and specific non-pecuniary school attributes, including total school…
Descriptors: Correlation, Faculty Mobility, Institutional Characteristics, Urban Areas
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Southcott, Jane; Li, Sicong – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Active music participation offers a way for older people to sustain wellbeing and health. This article explores the understandings and experiences of a group of older Chinese people who actively participate in singing lessons at the Tangshan Older People University, China. This article uses a phenomenological qualitative research approach that…
Descriptors: Retirement, Singing, College Programs, Older Adults
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Killian, Janice N.; Sekalegga, Lawrence Branco – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
To examine the quality of rhythmic improvisations after learning Ugandan folksongs via notated or aural/oral means, we asked university music majors (N = 32) to practice two Ugandan folksongs via Western notation or while viewing a prerecorded video of an expert Ugandan performer singing the same song to mimic aural/oral tradition conditions.…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Singing, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Ferrer, Rita; Puiggalí, Joan; Tesouro, Montse – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
The main objective of this study was to observe the extent to which the practice of collective singing in children's and youth choirs offers a way of teaching values. The main working tool used was a questionnaire that was completed by the choir conductors and singers of the different choirs surveyed. The purpose of the questionnaire was to assess…
Descriptors: Singing, Children, Youth, Group Activities
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Springer, D. Gregory; Schlegel, Amanda L.; Nápoles, Jessica – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Applause, an overt expression of approval from audience to performer, is one of the most common forms of audience response to live musical performances. In this study, we examined the effects of applause magnitude (high, low, or no applause) and musical style (motet or spiritual) on listeners' ratings of choral performances. A secondary area of…
Descriptors: Audience Response, Listening, Music Appreciation, Music Activities
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Gosselin, Pei-Ying Lin – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of songs in different languages on English language learners' (ELLs) music preferences. The participants (N = 62) were Chinese graduate students from a state university in the Midwestern United States. The survey contained nine excerpts from popular songs in three languages: Chinese (the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Language Usage, Languages, Singing
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Sutherland, Andrew Thomas – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Thanks to the efforts of music teachers in arranging concerts, young musicians develop a multitude of skills when performing with others. Music teachers are notoriously time-poor with the pressures of various curricular and co-curricular demands. To find time to provide performance opportunities for students that involve other schools adds layers…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Time Factors (Learning)
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Zhang, Yiyue – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
In recent decades, music educators have become increasingly aware of the English Language Learner (ELL) population due to mainstreaming and inclusion policies. Meanwhile, the need for adequately preparing pre-service music teachers has become a focal point for music teacher preparation programs in the United States. In this article, I will 1)…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, English Language Learners, Preservice Teacher Education
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