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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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Tucker, Olivia Gail – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Asmus's model of achievement motivation in music established a framework for the study of motivation in music education. Student perceptions of self were included in the model as a dynamic factor in student motivation to accomplish music learning tasks. Research has revealed further teacher influence on student motivation and perceptions of self…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Student Motivation, Self Concept, Secondary School Students
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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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Draves, Tami J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate the experiences of instrumental music teachers in Designing Arts Instruction, a 4-day professional development course in a large urban school district. Specifically, I was interested in which activities participants (a) found most relevant and applicable to their current teaching situation, (b)…
Descriptors: Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Oare, Steve – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
This multiple case study examined six adolescent band students engaged in self-directed practice. The students' practice sessions were videotaped. Students provided verbal reports during their practice and again retrospectively while reviewing their video immediately after practice. Students were asked to discuss their choice of practice…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Middle School Students, Music Activities, Music Education
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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West, Chad – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
John Dewey knew that when students were actively involved in their learning, they were more motivated and achieved higher. Unfortunately, our practices often negatively affect motivation, such as when teachers emphasize competition, social comparison, normative grading criteria, public forms of evaluation, and ability self-assessment. Most…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Music Education, Music, Attribution Theory
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Vasil, Martina – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate fourth-grade students' extrinsic motivators for joining and continuing in a school instrumental music program. Three research questions were investigated: (a) What extrinsic motivators have influenced fourth-grade students' initial interest and continuing participation in an instrumental music program?…
Descriptors: Music Education, Enrollment, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Hruska, Bradley J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
Motivation and leadership are two important factors influencing achievement in today's classrooms. Whereas some students are naturally self-motivated, other students struggle to find the basic motivation to reach their full potentials. Goal theory states that people naturally select goals based on mastery learning achievements or performance…
Descriptors: Music Education, Mastery Learning, Student Motivation, Music Teachers
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Jones, Brett D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons why undergraduate music majors pursue a career in music performance. The authors surveyed music majors at seven institutions and asked them about the main reasons as to why they were considering a career in music performance. Participant responses yielded qualitative data that the authors coded,…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Majors (Students), Music Education, Music
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Christensen, Stephanie E. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2010
This qualitative collective case study examined the practice strategies of two eighth-grade instrumentalists. Participants included two student-parent pairs from the author's school district. Data were obtained through interviews and videotaped practice sessions. Results are presented according to two main themes: practice description versus…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Musical Instruments, Musicians, Drills (Practice)
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Bruenger, Susan Dill – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
This study describes the school-wide motivation culture of an elementary music program that has an exceptional record of stimulating students' continuing motivation to participate in music ensembles on the middle school level. Participant observer techniques and open-ended interviews were used to gather data that were analyzed using the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Activities, School Culture
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Stamer, Rick A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine differences in choral students' perceptions of motivation strategies. A survey provided the opportunity for students (N = 515) to identify effective motivation techniques. Students identified director/student attention and knowledge of results as being highly effective, interest as being effective, and…
Descriptors: Singing, Student Attitudes, Motivation Techniques, Student Motivation
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Woody, Robert H. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2001
Discusses the issue of early musical experience to provide the necessary background for musical achievement in the future. Presents a review of research on musical practice, motivation, and cognitive skills of music performance. Addresses the implications of the research on music education overall. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Educational Research, Family Influence, Higher Education
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Darrow, Alice-Ann; Armstrong, Tammy – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 1999
Provides information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1990 (IDEA), the inclusion of autism in the law, and autism in general. Summarizes research on music and children with autism, addressing music as a means to improving communication skills and as a motivator. Considers the implications for music educators. (CMK)
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Communication Skills, Educational Benefits