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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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Baker, Vicki D.; Cohen, Nicki – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe the university vocal training and vocal health of music educators and music therapists. The participants (N = 426), music educators (n = 351) and music therapists (n = 75), completed a survey addressing demographics, vocal training, voice usage, and vocal health. Both groups reported singing at least 50%…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Music Therapy
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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Torrance, Tracy A.; Bugos, Jennifer A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to examine the relationship between personality type and ensemble choice and (2) to examine the differences in personality across age and music experience in young adults. Participants (N = 137; 68 instrumentalists, 69 vocalists) completed a demographic survey and the Big Five Personality Inventory.…
Descriptors: Music, Personality Traits, Musicians, Singing
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Cumberledge, Jason P. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
College marching bands are a large and visible part of American music education. Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the existence of marching bands, as they serve as a powerful recruitment tool and an essential public relations vehicle for music departments and universities. The benefit students may receive from marching band…
Descriptors: College Students, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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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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Frey-Clark, Marta – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
Learning to sing from notation is a complex task, and accurately performing pitches without an external reference can be particularly challenging. As such, the use of mnemonic devices to reinforce tonal relationships is a long-standing practice among musicians. Chief among these mnemonic devices are pitch syllable systems and Curwen hand signs.…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Watson, Kevin E. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to analyze and compare instructional topics and teaching approaches included in selected class method books for jazz pedagogy through content analysis methodology. Frequency counts for the number of pages devoted to each defined instructional content category were compiled and percentages of pages allotted to each…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Books, Music, Content Analysis
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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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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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Draper, Ellary A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
Much of what we know about music classes comes from observing students without disabilities; there is little empirical research that informs music education practices for students with disabilities in inclusive music settings. The purpose of this study was to systematically observe and describe opportunities for nine students with disabilities to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Time on Task, Student Behavior
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Scott, Sheila – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
With emphasis on inclusive education, many music teachers interact with children on the autism spectrum within regular classroom settings. Many of these teachers rely on rote learning to teach a variety of musical skills. This creates difficulties for children on the autism spectrum who respond differently to imitation than their typically…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Imitation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Kang, Sangmi – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
This article examines how American perspectives about world music have evolved based on the controversial discussion of "music is the universal language." At earlier periods, scholars showed their interest in musics of other cultures from the ethnocentric standpoint. Gradually, scholars came to value the music differences of cultures,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Multicultural Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Ward, Justin P.; Hancock, Carl B. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the warm-ups chosen by concert band directors participating in state-level performance assessments. We observed 29 middle and high school bands and coded the frequency and duration of warm-up activities and behaviors. Results indicated that most bands rehearsed music and played scales, long tones, and…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Performance Based Assessment, Secondary Education, Timed Tests
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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
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