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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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Conway, Colleen; Hibbard, Shannan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how four experienced music teachers describe their navigation of the micropolitical landscape in their schools. Research questions included: (a) How do the teacher participants describe their strategies used to navigate the political, contextual, and interpersonal landscape of their schools and school…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Inquiry, Personal Narratives
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Miettinen, Laura; Gluschankof, Claudia; Karlsen, Sidsel; Westerlund, Heidi – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Societies worldwide are becoming more aware of the educational challenges that come with increased cultural diversity derived from ethnic, linguistic, religious, socioeconomic and educational differences and their intersections. In many countries, teacher education programmes are expected to prepare teachers for this reality and develop their…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Lee, Juyoung; Krause, Amanda E.; Davidson, Jane W. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to consider how we can invest in music-making to promote well-being in school contexts. Web-based data collection was conducted where researchers identified 17 case studies that describe successful music programs in schools in Australia. The researchers aligned content from these case studies into the five categories of…
Descriptors: Well Being, Music, Music Education, Case Studies
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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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Viig, Tine Grieg – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
In recent decades, the teaching and learning of composition has become an important topic for research in music education. Composition is established as one of the three main areas in the Norwegian curriculum "Laereplanverket for Kunnskapsløftet" (LK06, 2006), and the importance of creative competencies is being increasingly recognized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Musicians
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Barrett, Margaret S. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
Whilst the role of interactive play, thought and language in children's development has been acknowledged, less is known of the role of interactive play, thought and "music." Children's early music-making is both generative and performative in nature and provides a means by which they engage with self and others. Their independent…
Descriptors: Young Children, Music, Music Education, Child Development
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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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Salvador, Karen – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
Although elementary general music specialists teach students with a variety of exceptionalities every day (Chen, 2007; Hahn, 2010; Hoffman, 2011), many music teacher preparation programs do not adequately address exceptionality (Salvador, 2010). Articles regarding "strategies that work" appear perennially in the professional literature…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Intellectual Disability, Severity (of Disability)
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Pellegrino, Kristen – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this descriptive case study was to examine the developing music teacher identity of four student music teachers by exploring the meanings of music making and the intersections of music making and teaching. Participants all had dual student teaching placements: elementary general music and secondary band. Data were generated through…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers
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Westerlund, Heidi; Partti, Heidi; Karlsen, Sidsel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This qualitative instrumental case study explores Finnish student music teachers' experiences of teaching and learning as participants in an intercultural project in Cambodia. The Multicultural Music University project aimed at increasing master's level music education students' intercultural competencies by providing experiences of teaching and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Music Teachers
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O'Bryan, Jessica – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
Preparation for the operatic stage means that for some students their voice will undergo significant transformation during training. For most operatic singers, voice type will determine future roles, the music they perform and potential career trajectory. Voice type becomes a facet of identity and position within the operatic world. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Opera
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Barrett, Margaret S.; Bond, Nigel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This article reports an investigation of the musical and extra-musical outcomes of participation in a music programme for students in four socio-economically disadvantaged school settings. Drawing on the theory of Positive Youth Development, which provides a focus on the positive assets young people bring to their engagement rather than perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Student Development, Economically Disadvantaged
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Oakland, Jane; MacDonald, Raymond; Flowers, Paul – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The effects of musical career disruption are an increasingly important, yet under-researched, area within music education. This article highlights psychological issues that can negatively affect an operatic career. Existing work has examined the effects of redundancy for opera choristers and confirmed the importance of a flexible approach to…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Singing, Careers
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