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Haskett, Brandon L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Steel bands were introduced into U.S. schools and universities during the 1950s and 1960s. There are now more than 600 U.S. school and university steel bands. The range of teaching methods and repertoire choices must be examined to more fully understand the variety of steel band traditions present in K-12 schools and universities. U.S. steel band…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Surveys, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers
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Wrape, Elizabeth R.; Dittloff, Alexandra L.; Callahan, Jennifer L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Previous studies have established that gender stereotypes are associated with children's choice of musical instrument. Though some have suggested that these gender stereotypes may be trending toward change, other studies have indicated that gender stereotypes are long-standing and still very much at issue. This descriptive study of middle school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Musical Instruments, Sex Stereotypes, Middle School Students
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Brunkan, Melissa C. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to validate previous research that suggests using movement in conjunction with singing tasks can affect intonation and perception of the task. Singers (N = 49) were video and audio recorded, using a motion capture system, while singing a phrase from a familiar song, first with no motion, and then while doing a low,…
Descriptors: Motion, Singing, Intonation, Video Technology
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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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Bauer, William I. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine music education researchers' perceptions of the importance of selected technologies to scholarly inquiry. Participants (N = 460), individuals who had published articles during a 5-year period between 2008 and 2012 in six prominent journals that disseminate music education research, were invited to complete…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Researchers, Questionnaires
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Cangro, Richard – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
This article is a review of relevant literature on collaborative, standards-based music learning. The review is organized as follows: (a) historical perspective, (b) collaborative music learning, (c) collaboration and creating, (d) collaboration and performing, (e) collaboration and responding, and (f) conclusions. In an effort to bridge the gap…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Music, Music Education, Educational History
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VanWeelden, Kimberly; Meehan, Laura – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the types and frequency of music and special education workshops held at state music educators association (MEA) conferences. Specifically, the researchers sought to determine the following within the past 10 years: (a) states that offered music and special education workshops at their MEA conferences,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Children, Disabilities
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O'Keefe, KariJo; Dearden, Katherine Norman; West, Robert – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the nature of North Dakota elementary classroom teachers' (NDECT) music integration in the general classroom. The majority of NDECTs integrated music with: the subjects of Language Arts (62.01%), Mathematics (55.00%), and Physical Education (50.89%); the settings of Group Work Time (64.29%),…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics
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Nelson, Kent Peter; Hourigan, Ryan M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Many of the characteristics of dyslexia--such as difficulties with decoding written symbols, phonemic awareness, physical coordination, and readable handwriting--may adversely affect music learning. Despite challenges, individuals with dyslexia can succeed in music. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of five professional…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Case Studies, Dyslexia, Learning Strategies
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Nichols, Bryan E. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this review of literature was to identify research findings for designing assessments in singing accuracy. The aim was to specify the test construction variables that directly affect test performance to guide future design in singing accuracy assessment for research and classroom uses. Three pitch-matching tasks--single pitch,…
Descriptors: Singing, Accuracy, Music, Music Education
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Kruse, Adam J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The findings and discussions related to cultural bias in testing have in no way been unanimous. However, the considerations of this area of inquiry may possess meaningful implications for educators of any subject. In this review of literature, I describe the issues, research, and arguments surrounding cultural bias in testing and discuss…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Testing, Cultural Influences
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Hendricks, Karin S. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Music teachers can empower students with control over their own music ability development by helping them foster positive self-efficacy beliefs. This article reviews general education and music research concerning Bandura's theoretical four sources of self-efficacy (enactive mastery experience, vicarious experience, verbal/social persuasion, and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Self Efficacy, Music, Music Teachers
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Thomas, Karen S. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Music plays an important part in the transitional period of life for adolescents as they define their personal and social identities and build their preferences for music. Recent neuroscientific research into the adolescent brain has produced developmental models that work to explain the neural reasons behind teenage behavior and development.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Brain, Adolescents, Literature Reviews
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Gooding, Lori F.; Yinger, Olivia Swedberg; Gregory, Dianne – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of the study was to investigate music education and music therapy majors' use of Twitter and their perceptions and knowledge related to policies and practices. Music majors (N = 238) from five universities in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States participated in a 16-question researcher-designed survey. Results indicated that…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Mass Media Use, Music Education
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Millican, J. Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
In this descriptive study, I investigated the pedagogical content knowledge of 206 undergraduate music education students by presenting video recordings of beginning band students playing excerpts from their class method books. I asked these preservice educators to identify performance problems and offer potential solutions to the causes of those…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Music Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
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