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Rawlings, Jared R. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Adjudicated events, including music festivals, contests, and competitions, are performance opportunities for American instrumental music programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits and challenges of participating in large-group instrumental adjudicated events in three Kansas high school programs. Data analysis followed…
Descriptors: Competition, Performance, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Williams, Matthew L.; Geringer, John M.; Brittin, Ruth V. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore music listening and performance characteristics of middle and high school students. The questions under investigation addressed reasons for liking a favorite piece, time spent listening, media used to listen, ways in which students discovered new music, and the types of music performed as well as the types…
Descriptors: Music, Listening, Music Education, Middle School Students
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Bovin, Amy J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the phenomenology of the female high school band director (FHSBD). In order to achieve a sample for regional maximum variation, one FHSBD from each county in the state of Connecticut was interviewed. After gathering data from a series of three interviews, I used Moustakas's modification of the Van Kaam…
Descriptors: Females, Music Activities, Phenomenology, Music
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Regier, Bradley J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine secondary band directors' self-efficacy toward concert, marching, and jazz ensemble pedagogy. Secondary purposes were to investigate potential relationships between secondary band directors' self-efficacy in concert, marching, and jazz ensemble pedagogy and their respective (a) demographics and (b) previous…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Administrator Attitudes, Music Education, Music Activities
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Buonviri, Nathan O. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this case study was to examine the instructional approach of a highly successful Advanced Placement Music Theory teacher. I visited the participant's class twice a week for 14 weeks, taking field notes, conducting interviews, and collecting instructional artifacts. Analysis of qualitative data revealed three main themes: classroom…
Descriptors: Music Theory, Music, Music Education, Case Studies
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Jones, Brett D.; Wilkins, Jesse L. M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of using a motivation inventory with music students in upper-elementary, middle, and high school. We used the middle/high school version of the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation Inventory to survey 93 students in the 5th to 12th grades in one school. Our analysis revealed…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Questionnaires, Student Surveys
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VanWeelden, Kimberly; Heath-Reynolds, Julia; Leaman, Scott – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of a peer mentorship program on students' perceptions of comfort, skills obtained, and feelings of success while working with a peer with dissimilar abilities. The participants (N = 14), enrolled in choral ensemble classes, were divided into two groups: the peer mentors (n = 7), who were…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disabilities, Singing, Peer Groups
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Henry, Michele – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
This study investigated choral singers' comfort level using computer technology for vocal sight-reading assessment. High school choral singers (N = 138) attending a summer music camp completed a computer-based sight-reading assessment and accompanying pre- and posttest surveys on their musical backgrounds and perceptions about technology. A large…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Music Reading
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Kelly, Steven N.; Heath, Julia D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
This study compared selected musical, educational, and social characteristics of high schools ranked highest in "Newsweek" and "U.S. News & World Report." Questions addressed were (a) How are the top-ranked schools similar or different in educational, musical, and social characteristics? (b) What music courses are offered…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, High Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Silvey, Brian A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Music education researchers and conducting pedagogues have identified numerous behaviors that contribute to increased verbal and nonverbal teaching effectiveness of conductors on the podium. This article is a review of literature concerning several conductor behaviors that may (a) increase the effectiveness of rehearsals, (b) enhance the…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Drills (Practice), Musicians
Bowles, Chelcy; Dobbs, Teryl; Jensen, Janet – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
This study investigated influences encouraging active music engagement beyond the high school and college years among nonmusic majors who are actively engaged in music. A web survey yielded a 50% response rate (N = 476) from nonmajor students enrolled in performing organizations at a large Midwestern public university, whose responses addressed…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Nonmajors, College Students, Lifelong Learning
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Juchniewicz, Jay; Kelly, Steven N.; Acklin, Amy I. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the rehearsal characteristics of "superior" middle and high school band directors. A total of 131 respondents from Florida, Kentucky, and North Carolina who received a "superior" rating for 4 out of the past 5 years, completed an open-ended essay question online asking them to…
Descriptors: Musicians, Drills (Practice), Music Education, Best Practices
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Wristen, Brenda G. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Performance anxiety among musicians and music students has been widely addressed, but far less attention has been given to examining the rates and characteristics of broader mental distress in this population. This study examined depression and anxiety in music students at one university. A considerable number of students reported symptoms…
Descriptors: Music Education, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Music
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Nielsen, Lance D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
Music technology classes designed to use the latest in music software to develop music compositional skills within high school students are becoming more prominent in K-12 education. The purpose of this case study was to describe the development of creativity in high school students through their participation in a music technology course at one…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, High School Students, Music Education, Music
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Alexander, Michael L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the confidence, anxiety, and attitude of novice string student improvisers. A form of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales, as modified for improvisation by Wehr-Flowers, was given to middle school and high school string students (N = 121) after their participation in a 4-month improvisation…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Anxiety, Novices, Gender Differences
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