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Clementson, Casey J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Although flow theory is one way of measuring the quality of a student's experience in a music ensemble, the majority of flow research utilizes samples of high school or collegiate level musicians thus causing us to generalize findings to young adolescent (middle school) populations. Using a convergent parallel mixed methods design, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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Rawlings, Jared R.; Stoddard, Sarah A. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Previous research suggests that students participating in school-based musical ensembles are more engaged in school and more likely to connect to their peers in school; however, researchers have not specifically investigated peer connectedness among adolescents in school-based music ensembles. The purpose of this study was to explore middle school…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Middle School Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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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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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