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Oakland, Jane; MacDonald, Raymond; Flowers, Paul – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The effects of musical career disruption are an increasingly important, yet under-researched, area within music education. This article highlights psychological issues that can negatively affect an operatic career. Existing work has examined the effects of redundancy for opera choristers and confirmed the importance of a flexible approach to…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Singing, Careers
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Czajkowski, Anne-Marie L.; Greasley, Alinka E. – British Journal of Music Education, 2015
This paper reports the development and implementation of a unique Mindfulness for Singers (MfS) course designed to improve singers' vocal technique. Eight university students completed the intervention. Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) scores showed general improvement across all five facets of mindfulness. Qualitative results showed…
Descriptors: Perception, Metacognition, Attention Control, Singing
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Parkinson, Tom – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
This article offers a model to assist music teachers in reflecting on their teaching practice in relation to their aims and values. Initially developed as a workshop aid for use on a music education MA program, the model is intended to provoke critical engagement with two prominent tensions in music education: that between mastery and enjoyment,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Singing, Musical Instruments
Kim, Ji-Eun – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study was designed to explore differences between instrumental music teachers' self-perceived comfort and competence ratings, using a 7-point Likert scale, on 15 choral teaching skills presented through a researcher-developed survey. Participants, identified through the National Association for Music Education membership list, were contacted…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers, Self Concept
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Avila, Christina; Furnham, Adrian; McClelland, Alastair – Psychology of Music, 2012
This study investigates the effect of familiar musical distractors on the cognitive performance of introverts and extraverts. Participants completed a verbal, numerical and logic test in three music conditions: vocal music, instrumental music and silence. It was predicted that introverts would perform worse with vocal music, better with…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Singing, Verbal Tests
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Schwartz, Sandra – Contributions to Music Education, 2013
Vocal demands of teaching are considerable and these challenges are greater for choral directors who depend on the voice as a musical and instructive instrument. The purpose of this study was to (1) examine choral directors' vocal condition using a modified Voice Handicap Index (VHI), and (2) determine the extent to which the major variables…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Hash, Phillip M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to document the history of music education at the New York Institution for the Blind (NYIB) from the opening of the school in 1832 through the tenure of the facility's first music director, Anthony Reiff. Research questions pertained to the school's origin and operation and to its music curriculum, pedagogy, faculty,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Blindness, Special Schools, Educational History
Cookman, Starr – Teaching Music, 2012
Music teachers are in a class all their own when it comes to voice use. These elite vocal athletes require stamina, strength, and flexibility from their voices day in, day out for hours at a time. Voice rehabilitation clinics and research show that music education ranks high among the professionals most commonly affected by voice problems.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Teachers, Clinics
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Soto, Amanda C. – Texas Music Education Research, 2018
Carlos moved his fingers up and down the fretboard of his guitar as he plucked out the notes of Niccoló Paganini's Sonata (Op. 3, No. 1). The piece was one of several classical guitar selections that comprised his senior recital, a capstone project for his music education degree. He executed the Paganini with ease, and it was evident that he was…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Music, Music Education, Teacher Education Programs
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de Groot, Annette M. B.; Smedinga, Hilde E. – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2014
Participants learned foreign vocabulary by means of the paired-associates learning procedure in three conditions: (a) in silence, (b) with vocal music with lyrics in a familiar language playing in the background, or (c) with vocal music with lyrics in an unfamiliar language playing in the background. The vocabulary to learn varied in concreteness…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Freer, Patrick K. – Music Education Research, 2016
This paper reports a study designed to identify the understandings and perceptions of boys enrolled at the London Oratory School about the male adolescent voice change, singing and choral pedagogy. The study took place on the twentieth anniversary of researcher John Cooksey's 1992-1994 study concerning the vocal development of boys at the London…
Descriptors: Males, Singing, Adolescents, Physiology
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Hackworth, Rhonda S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2013
The current study, a preliminary examination of whether music teachers are more susceptible to vocal problems than teachers of other subjects, asked for expert evaluation of audio recordings from licensed speech-language pathologists. Participants (N = 41) taught music (n = 23) or another subject (n = 18) in either elementary (n = 21), middle (n =…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Voice Disorders, Audio Equipment, Content Analysis
Powers, Keith – Teaching Music, 2013
Keeping one's self inspired in the music classroom is all about connections. Sometimes educators need to look at what they're doing from a different perspective. Luckily, there's no shortage of ways to revitalize one's classroom approach, and to help the author explores a few, he made use of some connections of his own, turning to five educators…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Singing
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Elkoshi, Rivka – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
This study was designed to investigate children's audiovisual art, following intuitive listening to complete classical works from different historical periods. The study aimed to examine the effect of different musical stimuli on children's audiovisual output. Two related questions were asked: (1) How do children visually and verbally represent…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Auditory Stimuli, Visual Stimuli, Grade 2
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Burwell, Kim – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
While studio-based instrumental and vocal learning is widely regarded as both important and effective in higher education music, research to date has offered little concrete information about studio practices that students have regarded as ineffective. Two recent case studies investigated what appear to be exceptional instances in which students…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Facilities, Educational Facilities, Music Activities
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