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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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Dobos, Bianka; Piko, Bettina F.; Kenny, Dianna T. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Although music performance anxiety (MPA) is a common problem, there are only a few studies on this subject in Hungary. In this article, we investigate the underlying socio-demographic and psychological factors related to music performance anxiety. The sample consisted of musicians (N = 100; aged between 15-35 years) who were studying or had…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Music, Performance, Psychological Patterns
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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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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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Garrett, Matthew L.; Spano, Fred P. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to examine LGBTQ-inclusive strategies used by practicing music educators in the United States. Participants (N = 300) in a nonprobabilistic sample completed a survey inquiring as to their comfort using LGBTQ-inclusive strategies in a school music class, their perceptions of barriers to LGBTQ inclusion, and whether…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Strategies, Homosexuality, Music Teachers
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Ho, Wai-Chung – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This study examined popular music and school music education as cultural constructs of teenage students amid the shifting cultural and social dynamics of contemporary China. Data were drawn from questionnaires completed by 6,780 secondary students (mainly ages 12 through 17) from three cities--Beijing, Changsha, and Shanghai. The survey results…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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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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Hallam, Susan; Papageorgi, Ioulia – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Music can be understood in many ways. This has important implications for music education. The research reported here explored how groups of people conceptualise musical understanding and what they believe supports its acquisition. In this study 463 participants completed two statements: "Musical understanding is" and "You learn to…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Activities
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Nichols, Jeananne; Sullivan, Brian M. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Though many pre-service music teachers have received exemplary instruction in their high school music programs, these programs may not be representative of the social, cultural, and economic diversity of their broader communities. This insularity may hinder their perceptions of their community as they step into an increasingly diverse school…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Field Experience Programs, Music Teachers, Teacher 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
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Heuser, Frank – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to use the lens of the author's teaching experience to examine the complexities and understand the difficulties involved in transforming instructional practices in secondary schools in the USA. The study is an autoethnography, which is a research approach that examines personal experiences to understand how beliefs…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary Education
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McPherson, Gary E.; Osborne, Margaret S.; Barrett, Margaret S.; Davidson, Jane W.; Faulkner, Robert – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This study extends an eight-country mapping exercise (McPherson & O'Neill, 2010; see "Research Studies in Music Education" issues 2010-2011) to include students' motivation to study music within the Australian context. It sought to determine whether music learners (students learning an instrument or voice), might be more motivated to…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Gender Differences, Music Education, Music
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Dwyer, Rachael – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
There is substantial evidence in the literature to support the claim that teachers' values and beliefs have a powerful effect on their teaching practice, and that these shape students' experiences of music learning. However, little attention has been paid to the forces by which these values and beliefs are shaped, and, more importantly, how more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Secondary Education
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Tossavainen, Timo; Juvonen, Antti – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
Based on an expectancy-value theoretical framework and data (n = 1654) collected in 29 Finnish municipalities using a structured questionnaire, this study examines primary (grades 5-6), lower secondary (grades 7-9) and upper secondary (grades 10-12) students' motivation in music and mathematics. It explores in detail the students' interest in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Student Interests
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