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Noon, Christian M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Conducting courses are a common component of undergraduate instrumental music education programs. The experiences students have in those courses vary across and sometimes within institutions. This variation is due to many factors including choice of instructional materials and sequences, as well as whether textbooks or other instructional…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Music
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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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Escalante, Samuel Isai – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
As of 2014, Latinx youth have comprised roughly a quarter of the U.S. population younger than 18 years. Yet Latinx students have not been found to participate in school ensembles at rates consistent with their proportion of the total student population. This disparity has yet to be fully explained by the research literature. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Student Participation, Secondary School Students, Music Activities
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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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Fredrickson, William E.; Byrnes, Suzanne R.; Aycock, Sylvia R. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
This article was designed to explore the behaviors observed and document the interactions of older and younger siblings in a children's choir rehearsal environment. Observations by a music education student observer, the director/teacher of the group, and some parent recollections indicate that the sibling interactions do have a primarily positive…
Descriptors: Siblings, Outreach Programs, Community Programs, Singing
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Lee, Soojin – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how teachers' backgrounds could contribute to their decisions to include music from diverse cultures. Analysis of interviews with three general music teachers indicated that their music training and experiences, ethnic backgrounds, and years of teaching experience may have influenced their…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music, Cultural Pluralism, Teaching Methods
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Baker, Valerie A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify teacher opinion of piano use, the amount of piano use, and current purposes for pianos in elementary general music classrooms. A geographically diverse sample of general music teachers (N = 189) completed a piano use survey. The data indicated that teachers felt piano was an important part of elementary…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Musical Instruments
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St. Pierre, Nathan A.; Wuttke, Brian C. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This study sought to describe the prevalence of Standards-based grading (SBG) among practicing music teachers and report the rationale teachers provided for or against its use. Participants were music educators (N = 96) responsible for grading students. Most participants (52.08%, n = 50) indicated that they were not familiar with SBG. Many…
Descriptors: Grading, Standards, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Svec, Christina L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of the study was to describe elementary music method choice and certification method choice overall and across the elementary music career cycle. Participants (N = 254) were categorized as Level I or Elementary Division in a southwestern music education association database. The questionnaire included 25 four-point Likert-type items…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Questionnaires, School Districts
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Nápoles, Jessica – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe the perceptions of teachers, ensemble members, and outside observers when evaluating the effectiveness of rehearsals conducted with reduced amounts of verbal instruction. Preservice teachers led choral rehearsals employing Archibeque's "rule of seven," wherein instructions were delivered in seven…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Music, Music Education
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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
Caldarella, Paul; Williams, Leslie; Jolstead, Krystine A.; Wills, Howard P. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
Classroom management is a common concern for teachers. Music teachers in particular experience unique behavior challenges because of large class sizes, uncommon pacing requirements, and performance-based outcomes. Positive behavior support is an evidence-based framework for preventing or eliminating challenging behaviors by teaching and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Music Education
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Paney, Andrew S.; Buonviri, Nathan O. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify pedagogical approaches to melodic dictation used by college music theory instructors at National Association of Schools of Music accredited institutions. Instructors (N = 270) from 45 states responded to an online survey targeting melodic dictation instruction in their freshman theory courses. Results…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Music Theory, Music Teachers
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Lesser, Andrew – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
Research concerning men working in predominantly female environments has suggested that stereotyping can occur when gender norms are violated, such as men teaching at the elementary school level. The present study investigated the presence and perspectives of male elementary school music teachers in specific geographical regions of the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Males, Teacher Attitudes, Music
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Conway, Colleen; Palmer, C. Michael; Edgar, Scott; Hansen, Erin – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
This study examined our perceptions as a music education professor and three PhD students as we conducted a self-study of our individual and collective experiences teaching graduate students. We framed our work around the key question: How do PhD students describe experiences specifically in relation to perceived potential as teachers of graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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