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Adams, Dylan; Beauchamp, Gary – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
There has been increasing interest in the educational value of outdoor learning around the world and in the United Kingdom. This is reflected in the statutory curricula of each country. At present, however, there has been little research into the potential of music-making in the outdoors. This study investigated how changing the physical location…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Music
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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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Bonshor, Michael – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
This article is based on the findings of a qualitative exploration of factors influencing confidence levels among adult amateur choral singers. Three focus group interviews, involving 18 singers in total, and 16 individual interviews were carried out. These provided over 40 hours of recorded verbal data, which then underwent a process of…
Descriptors: Singing, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Music
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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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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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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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Kallio, Alexis Anja – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
Stories have been one means by which qualitative researchers have attempted to engage participants and construct, analyze and present data or findings in a meaningful way. In this article, I look at the impetus for, and potentials of crafting and sharing researcher-written "factional stories" with research participants as a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Story Telling, Teaching Methods
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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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Clark, Terry; Lisboa, Tânia; Williamon, Aaron – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
Given the current state of understanding surrounding musicians' experiences while performing, this study sought to investigate musicians' thoughts and perceptions during performances and the perceived impact their evaluation of those thoughts and perceptions has on their subsequent musical activities. Twenty-nine student and professional classical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Faculty
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Perkins, Rosie – Research Studies in Music Education, 2013
This article explores the intersection between institutional hierarchies and learning at a UK conservatoire. Conceptualizing learning as a social practice situated in a hierarchical social space, the article draws on the theorization of Bourdieu to understand how students are positioned in the conservatoire field and what this means in terms of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Guidelines, Learning Processes