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Burwell, Kim – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
In recent years researchers have contributed a great deal to our shared understanding of the complexities of studio practices, which are widely regarded as a centre-point of higher education music. This article investigates an aspect of studio learning that does not lend itself easily to scrutiny, by drawing common issues from the cases of two…
Descriptors: Music Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Musical Instruments
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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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Hill, Stuart Chapman – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
This study aimed to understand the nature of feedback that students and teacher exchanged in a workshop-based collegiate songwriting course. Two research questions guided the study: (1) What kinds of feedback do students and teacher give as they respond to each other's work? and (2) What factors contribute to the culture of feedback in this class?…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Feedback (Response), Singing
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Cho, Eun – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Conceptualized as a narrative inquiry, this study explored how music permeates the lives of older Korean immigrants in the United States. By closely examining three individuals' lived experiences through the narratives they told, the study aimed to illuminate the complexity, depth, and uniqueness of meanings embedded in the musical lives of older…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Older Adults, Korean Americans, Experience
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Tai, Dianne M.; Phillipson, Shane N.; Phillipson, Sivanes – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
Many Hong Kong Chinese parents believe that music training enhances the academic achievement of their children. The current study investigates the relationship between the extent and outcome of students' music training, their perceptions of the value of the subjects they study and their academic achievement. A total of 286 students in Primary 4, 5…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
In Australia and across the globe music participation by older people active in the community has the potential to enhance quality of life. A recent review of the literature found clear evidence of numerous benefits from participation in active music making that encompass the social, physical and psychological. This article reports on five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Music Activities, Singing
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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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Silverman, Marissa – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this ethnographic study was to investigate the Montclair State University's West African drum and dance ensemble. Analyses of the data revealed three themes related to individual participants and the "lived reality" of the group as a whole, and to the social-cultural teaching--learning processes involved: spirituality,…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Singing, Ethnography
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Palkki, Joshua; Caldwell, Paul – Research Studies in Music Education, 2018
This article presents data from a large-scale cross-sectional survey of LGBTQ college students (N = 1,123) reflecting on their middle and high school experiences in choral music. The quantitative data indicate that students felt safer in high school than in middle school and that a small majority of high school teachers voiced support for LGBTQ…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, College Students, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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Swain, Nicola; Bodkin-Allen, Sally – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Early childhood teachers are often required to sing, which requires confidence. The purpose of the present study was to treat early childhood teachers who self-identified as uncertain singers using either a group singing (GS) approach, or a talking approach, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The aim of the study was to increase…
Descriptors: Singing, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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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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Watson, Penelope; Rubie-Davies, Christine Margaret; Hattie, John Allan – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Choirs have been stereotypically gendered feminine in many national contexts. When gender-role conformity has been expected in such settings, male choral participation and performance has often been rendered gender incongruent and consequently threatening. Gender stereotype threat was explored as a factor which might instigate a potentially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role
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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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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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Kooistra, Lauren – Research Studies in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the nature of a young child's engagement in an individual music lesson setting based on principles of informal learning. The informal educational space allowed the child to observe, explore, and interact with a musical environment as a process of enculturation and development (Gordon, 2013;…
Descriptors: Music Education, Young Children, Learner Engagement, Musical Instruments
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