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Freer, Patrick K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
This short-form article reports a content analysis of all school-based ensemble concert programs distributed at the 2015 national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the American String Teachers Association, and the Midwest Clinic. The purpose was to address perceptions that print and design expectations for the concert…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Comparative Analysis, Conferences (Gatherings), National Organizations
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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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Adams, Kari – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Choral configuration, an umbrella term that refers to acoustical placement, formation, or spacing among singers, may cause noticeable transformations to the sound of a choir and the vocal production of ensemble members. Researchers have sought to discover how and to what extent these variables affect the choral sound. The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Ng, Hoon Hong – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
This article is a review of literature that conceptualizes the practice of collective free music improvisation as a sociocommunicative endeavor, with its appended value and implications to musicians and music learners. Researchers have revealed that this conceptualization breaks down cultural and stylistic music boundaries to establish…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Creative Activities, Constructivism (Learning)
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Mercado, Emily M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this literature review is to examine research in popular, informal, nontraditional, out-of-school, and vernacular music education from 2012 to the present in order to concentrate on recent literature and make suggestions to inform current practice. Researchers have indicated that these classrooms can provide creative and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Learner Engagement, Musicians
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Silvey, Brian A.; Sims, Wendy L.; Pohlman, Gretchen; Regier, Bradley J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
We analyzed the article types, participants, and topics represented in "Update" articles published between 1989 and 2017 (N = 379), beginning when MENC (now NAfME) took over publication of the journal. Quantitative research articles (46.42%) and literature reviews (28.84%) accounted for the largest portion of articles published. The…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Journal Articles, Content Analysis
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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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Taft, Seth A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Composition is a natural human activity that can both support other music instruction and help students develop creativity that is applicable to their extramusical endeavors. It also constitutes a major strand within national and state music standards. However, it is not consistently taught in ensemble classrooms, which are often students' only…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Musicians, Creativity
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Egger, John Okley; Springer, D. Gregory – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine music educators' understanding and opinions of U.S. copyright law. In-service music educators (N = 50) completed a web-based questionnaire designed to assess their attitudes toward, knowledge of, and preparation/training for understanding copyright law. Respondents reported generally favorable attitudes…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Koner, Karen; Eros, John – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
There is a rich body of literature on professional development in music education, including research that has examined the professional development needs of experienced music teachers specifically. In fact, music teachers' professional development needs may be affected by their degree of experience in the profession. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Experienced Teachers, Music Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Draper, Ellary A.; Brown, Laura S.; Jellison, Judith A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Too often, students with disabilities in regular classrooms have limited access to the regular curriculum, and for students with severe disabilities, interactions are often with paraprofessionals, not typical classmates. The present study is grounded in action research methods in that an elementary teacher and the authors worked together for the…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Students with Disabilities, Inclusion, Access to Education
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Mio, Vanessa Andrea – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Postsecondary violin instructors often implement remedial pedagogy with first-year performance/music education students to holistically nurture individual artistic goals and overall well-being. Using a qualitative multiple case study research design, 10 postsecondary violin instructors from across North America were interviewed to investigate…
Descriptors: Remedial Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Edgar, Scott N. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
This study explored perceptions of four undergraduate instrumental music students. The purpose of this study was to describe social and emotional challenges of college instrumental music students and to explore the music connection with these challenges. Questions guiding this inquiry were as follows: (a) What social and emotional challenges do…
Descriptors: Music, Undergraduate Students, Musical Instruments, Musicians
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