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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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Furby, Victoria J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
As workloads of faculty and staff increase in higher education, it seems important for new learning opportunities to be devised to improve individual progress through basic musicianship courses. Many university music departments rely on in-class instruction and individual work sessions with the instructors of these courses to enhance student…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Peer Teaching, Tutoring
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Anderson, William Todd – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of mindful listening instruction on music listening sensitivity and music listening enjoyment. A pretest--posttest control group design was used. Participants, fourth-grade students (N = 42) from an elementary school in a large city in the Northeastern United States, were randomly assigned to two…
Descriptors: Music, Listening, Music Education, Listening Skills
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Silvey, Brian A.; Baumgartner, Christopher M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate conductors' and conducting teachers' perceptions about basic conducting efficacy. At the beginning and end of the semester, undergraduate students (N = 19) enrolled in a basic conducting course (a) were surveyed about the importance of certain skills necessary for being an effective conductor…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Music, Music Education
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Rolsten, Kathy – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
This review of literature is a synthesis of research surrounding the production of superior choral performance. Findings described in this review suggest director characteristics, rehearsal techniques, singer behaviors, and auxiliary supports that are important to, or common in, the creation of meritorious performance. Effects of instructional…
Descriptors: Singing, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Pretests Posttests
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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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Simeon, Jinky Jane C.; Ku, Agnes Chun Moi – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
The aim of this research is to determine the effect of music instruction with bamboo xylophone as harmonic accompaniment on the singing achievement of second-grade children. Eighty children (N = 80) from four randomly selected classes in two different public schools in the city of Kota Kinabalu participated in this study and they were assigned to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Singing, Achievement
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Hedden, Debra G. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there would be a change in preservice teachers' (a) confidence concerning the resolution of behavior problems, (b) tactics for resolving them, (c) anticipation of problems, (d) fears about management issues, and (e) confidence in methodology and pedagogy over the time period of a one-semester…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Behavior Problems
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Paney, Andrew S.; Kay, Ann C. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to measure the effect of concurrent visual feedback on pitch-matching skill development in third-grade students. Participants played a computer game, "SingingCoach," which scored the accuracy of their singing of the song "America." They followed the contour of the melody on the screen as the…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Feedback (Response), Computer Games
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Howard, Sandra A.; Seaver, Karen J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this exploratory study was to measure music educators' ("N" = 9) self-perceptions of their use of interpersonal skills. Participants rated themselves on 32 statements included on the "My Use of Interpersonal Skills Inventory" in pre- and posttest formats. Participants participated in a 4-week period of weekly…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Self Efficacy
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Hammel, Alice M.; Gerrity, Kevin W. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of professional development instruction on teacher perceptions of competence when including students with special needs in music classrooms. Subjects for the study were in-service music educators (N = 43) enrolled in an online graduate-level course specifically created to address the skills and…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Killian, Janice N.; Satrom, Shauna L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
This study examined possible influences of demonstrator gender on children's instrument choices. Participants (N = 104) included boys (n = 53) and girls ( n = 51) in fifth grade (n = 27), third grade (n = 41), and kindergarten (n = 36) in six intact music classes from a single elementary school. Pretest and posttest consisted of circling (Grades 3…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Music Education, Music, Musical Instruments
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Dekaney, Elisa Macedo; Macede, Elizeu C.; Pye, Lisa R. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
The current study sought to assess the progress and effectiveness of a partnership program between a university and two high school drumming ensembles. A total of 32 students enrolled in world drumming courses in two urban high schools (n[subscript 1] = 16, n[subscript 2] = 16) participated in the study. An assessment tool was developed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Urban Schools, Universities
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Darrow, Alice-Ann; Cassidy, Jane W.; Flowers, Patricia J.; Register, Dena; Sims, Wendy; Standley, Jayne M.; Menard, Elizabeth; Swedberg, Olivia – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
The purpose of these five related studies was to ascertain the effects of a music curriculum designed to enhance reading skills of second-grade students. The dependent variables were subtest scores on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test administered pre and post the music/reading intervention. Results showed that the total test gain scores of…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Music Education, Curriculum, Reading Skills