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ERIC Number: EJ1139076
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-0837
An Examination of Secondary Wind Instrument Methods Courses
Wagoner, Cynthia L.; Juchniewicz, Jay
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v26 n3 p51-64 Jun 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate current secondary woodwind, brass, and combined wind instrument methods courses for preservice music teachers across the United States. Two-hundred eleven (N = 211) wind methods course instructors from National Association of Schools of Music-accredited institutions completed an online survey that examined (a) primary area and employment status of instructors, (b) course structure, (c) overall purpose, (d) textbooks, (e) assignments, and (f) assessments used within the courses. Results indicate that full-time faculty members in music education or performance are most likely to teach all three methods courses. The majority of methods courses are taught by one instructor, meet twice a week, and are 50 minutes long. The most frequently listed objective for methods courses was "performance skill" or "pedagogical techniques." Additionally, similarities were found between woodwind and brass methods courses for textbooks, assignments, and assessments, mirroring the overall objective stated by instructors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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