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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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de Bruin, Leon R. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Instrumental tuition has predominantly been conceptualized in terms of a master-apprentice model that facilitates the transmission of skills, knowledge and cultural intellect through teaching and learning. Research suggests the one-to-one tuition model needs to evolve and adapt to meet the demands of the 21st century musician. Within the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Creative Activities, Music Activities, Musicians
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Wolfe, Jocelyn – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Metaphors are an important linguistic device that can enable music teachers to explain expressive performance features in a way that makes sense to their students. This study extends the limited literature on the application of metaphors within advanced music instruction, providing new insights into the nature and function of metaphor in the way…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Figurative Language, Advanced Students
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Costa, Jorge Alexandre; Cruz, Ana Isabel; Mota, Graça – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
In this article, we present part of the results from a wide-ranging research study addressing "Orquestra Geração" (OG), a "Sistema"-like project set up in Portugal in 2007. "Orquestra Geração" strives to bring about, through collective musical practices, the social inclusion and social mobility of children and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Foreign Countries, Music Activities, Musicians
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Odendaal, Albi – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Perceptual Learning Style theory (PLS) claims that the presentation of information in either a visual, auditory or kinaesthetic format will improve the learning of selected individuals due to the dominance of one or more modality in their information gathering. The modality dominance of six Western classical pianists in higher music education was…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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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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Cheng, Lee – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
The laptop ensemble is a platform that has recently been made possible by computer technology that enables individuals to perform music collaboratively. Research in this area has largely focused on the performance aspects, with very few studies focusing on the development of musical competency through participation in a laptop ensemble. This…
Descriptors: Music, Competence, Laptop Computers, Foreign Countries
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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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Hess, Juliet – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
This work builds upon considerations of musicking that suggest processes of performing, creating, listening, and producing of music are sites for identity formation and meaning-making activities. In this project, I interviewed 20 activist-musicians about the following dimensions of identity and meaning-making in their work: (a) how they view the…
Descriptors: Singing, Activism, Music, Musicians
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Lorenzo de Reizábal, Margarita; Benito Gómez, Manuel – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Self-observation has proven to be a powerful medium for personal and professional growth and development. This research makes use of self-observation through video to determine the latent structure that underlies the gestures to be learned and mastered by orchestra conducting students. Exploratory Factorial Analysis (EFA) techniques have been…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Nonverbal Communication
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Kuuse, Anna-Karin – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Following a music philosophy debate deriving from the 1990s, this article puts the extra-musical and social outcomes of situated music educational practices at the fore. The Swedish replica of the choir and orchestra school El Sistema, a programme globally asserting social change and social impact, appeared useful for elaborating such outcomes in…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Social Change, Musical Instruments
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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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Varvarigou, Maria – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
A group of 46, first-year, primarily classically trained, undergraduate students took part in an exploratory research study on Group Ear Playing (GEP) in higher education. The students attended the "Playing by Ear" component of the Practical Musicianship module, which adopts the materials and strategies on playing by ear in the…
Descriptors: Play, Undergraduate Students, Musicians, Music
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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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