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Daugherty, James F.; Grady, Melissa L.; Coffeen, Robert C. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
We assessed the effects of singing in two venues on acoustic and perceptual measures of performances by an SATB choir (N = 28) as it sang in three spacing conditions, on two different riser unit heights, with data acquired from four microphone locations in each hall. Among primary acoustic results, long-term average spectra measures yielded a…
Descriptors: Singing, Group Activities, Acoustics, Audio Equipment
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Rickels, David A.; Hoffman, Edward C., III; Fredrickson, William E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare motivations and influences of high school music students who express an interest in a career in music teaching and those who do not. A previous survey was adapted for the study and administered to a pre-college population that included musicians who stated a preference to pursue music teaching or other…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Music, Music Teachers, Music Education
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Kuebel, Christa R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this multiple-case study was to examine the career development, choices, and goals of elementary general music teachers who identified as instrumental majors during their undergraduate degree programs. Data collection included a questionnaire, interviews, participant journals, and observation field notes; data were organized using…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Majors (Students)
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Norgaard, Martin; Stambaugh, Laura A.; McCranie, Heston – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
Research investigating links between academic achievement and active music instruction has not previously differentiated between different types of instruction. In the current study, 155 seventh- and eighth-grade middle school band students were divided into two groups. Both groups received 2 months of instruction in jazz phrasing, scales, and…
Descriptors: Music, Creative Activities, Executive Function, Music Education
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Russell, Christine R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pitch and rhythm priming tasks on sight-reading accuracy and fluency. High school wind instrumentalists (N = 182) were assigned to one of four experimental groups: pre-/posttest rhythm, pre-/posttest pitch, posttest-only rhythm, or posttest-only pitch. Participants sight-read selected…
Descriptors: Priming, Accuracy, Task Analysis, Music Reading
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Elpus, Kenneth; Abril, Carlos R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to construct a complete demographic profile of high school music ensemble students using nationally representative data for the U.S. graduating high school class of 2013. We make use of restricted-use data from the National Center for Education Statistics High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS). Results showed…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, High School Students, Profiles
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Nápoles, Jessica; Springer, D. Gregory; Silvey, Brian A.; Adams, Kari – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
In this study, we examined the effects of multiple reference pitch sources on collegiate singers' accuracy in pitch-matching and intonation tasks. We also investigated which reference pitch source participants preferred and for what reasons. Participants (N = 99) sang a two-measure excerpt of "Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine" after listening…
Descriptors: College Students, Music Education, Singing, Intonation
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Roseth, Nicholas E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore features of university environments that support well-being as perceived by undergraduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) music and art students. Data were drawn from the 2013-2015 administrations of the College Student Report (CSR) by the National Survey of Student Engagement. Responses of…
Descriptors: College Environment, Well Being, Undergraduate Students, LGBTQ People
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Montemayor, Mark; Silvey, Brian A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of conductor expressivity on the evaluation of rehearsal instruction. We video recorded two conductors in rehearsal with a university band. We extracted a 3.5-min excerpt of their rehearsals that featured alternation between conductor talk and expressive conducting. For one of the conductors (the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Musicians, Expressive Language
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Stambaugh, Laura A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
This study tested the effect of the motor learning paradigm of internal and external focus of attention (FOA) with middle school band students. A total of 56 second-year band students (woodwinds n = 28; valved brass n = 18; trombones n = 10) practiced isochronous, alternating pitch patterns (e.g., eighth notes C-A-C-A-C-A-C) in three conditions:…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Middle School Students, Attention
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Lukács, Borbála; Honbolygó, Ferenc – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
Previous studies have demonstrated that active engagement in musical activities benefits auditory and cognitive processing. However, it is still unclear whether musical experience improves domain-general mechanisms reflected in superior functioning in language or the enhancement is selective and limited to musical abilities. In the present study,…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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Hanson, Josef – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
This meta-analytic study examined the validity of Gordon's music aptitude tests as predictors of other musical variables. The four tests analyzed were the Music Aptitude Profile (1965), Primary Measures of Music Audiation (1979), Intermediate Measures of Music Audiation (1982), and Advanced Measures of Music Audiation (1989). Separate analyses…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Evidence, Music, Music Education
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Bergee, Martin J.; Rossin, Emily G. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
This study's purposes were to develop a rating scale for midlevel band performance and validate a theoretical structure for the scale. Research questions were (a) What qualities describe excellent seventh- and eighth-grade band performance? (b) What items constitute a Midlevel Band Performance Rating Scale (MBPRS)? (c) How reliable is the MBPRS?…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Silveira, Jason M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to present a narrative account of one gender-variant music student and his experiences as a music education major at a small private college. The question guiding this study was as follows: In what ways can one transgender music education student's lived experiences and identity development inform discourse in the…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, College Students, Music Education, Majors (Students)
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Barbeau, Audrey-Kristel; Mantie, Roger – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of the current study was to examine music performance anxiety and self-reported reasons for participation among members of older adult community bands. We asked 35 New Horizons Band members aged 65+ questions about their musical experience in face-to-face interviews, after which we administered two questionnaires: the Performance…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Performance, Anxiety, Stress Variables
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