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Edwards, Andrew S.; Edwards, Kinsey E.; Wesolowski, Brian C. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable rubric to be used for the evaluation of large ensemble wind band performances. The guiding questions for this study were: (a) what are the psychometric qualities (i.e., reliability and validity) of the scale developed to assess wind band ensemble performance at the high school level?…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Performance Based Assessment, Psychometrics, Musicians
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Bartolome, Sarah J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the culture of choral singing among children and youth in Pretoria East, South Africa. The philosophical underpinnings of the choirs, the roles of choirs within local and national communities, and the perceived values and benefits of participation were examined. This collective case study required the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Activities, Competition
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Albert, Daniel J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine if participation in a composition competition influenced four K-12 students' self-concepts as musicians. Research questions explored motivations for these four students to enter into a composition competition, influences of the competition on students' self-concepts as musicians (if at all), and effects…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Musicians, Music, Music Education
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Watson, Penelope; Rubie-Davies, Christine Margaret; Hattie, John Allan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Choirs have been stereotypically gendered feminine in many national contexts. When gender-role conformity has been expected in such settings, male choral participation and performance has often been rendered gender incongruent and consequently threatening. Gender stereotype threat was explored as a factor which might instigate a potentially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role
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Edgar, Scott N. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this multiple instrumental case study was to explore approaches of four high school instrumental music educators assuming the role of facilitative teacher in responding to challenges affecting the social and emotional well-being of their students. This study utilized the framework of social emotional learning as a lens to view the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Abramo, Joseph Michael; Austin, Stephen C. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
By exploring "the trumpet" as a metaphor, a successful mid-career instrumental teacher and a teacher educator jointly conducted a narrative inquiry into pedagogy used with a high school composition class. In particular, they focused on the dilemmas that arose when, within this class setting, the instrumental teacher implemented informal…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Koops, Lisa Huisman; Hankins, Elizabeth A.; Scalise, David; Schatt, Matthew D. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore the phenomenon of participation in a high school rock orchestra from the perspective of alumni. Specific research questions addressed the musicians' reflections on experiences in the rock orchestra and the perceived possible impact on their current musical and professional lives. Survey and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, High School Students, Rock Music
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Cleaver, David; Riddle, Stewart – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
"Harmony High" is an alternative school where music functions as an educational magnet to attract marginalised students who have disengaged from the mainstream. Through an investigation of the student perspective, we discover that while acting as a magnet, music also becomes the educational matrix or "heart and soul" that helps…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Nontraditional Education, High School Students
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Tobias, Evan S. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
In forwarding comprehensive popular music pedagogies, music educators might acknowledge and address expanded notions of composition in popular music that include processes of recording, engineering, mixing, and producing along with the technologies, techniques, and ways of being musical that encompass these processes. This article advances a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Music Techniques, Popular Culture