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Arrasmith, Kathleen – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
Each infant is born with music potential, and early exposure to music and social music interactions may positively affect music development. Researchers have found that infants perceive music, attend to music, respond to music, and engage in social music interactions. Caregivers may enhance their music practices by deepening their infant music…
Descriptors: Infants, Music, Child Development, Responses
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Yoo, Hyesoo; Kang, Sangmi; Leal, Camilo I.; Chokera, Abbey – General Music Today, 2020
As the U.S. population has become significantly more culturally diverse, many music educators have acknowledged the necessity to implement culturally diverse musics in music curricula. One of the challenges in teaching culturally diverse musics is designing a balance between performing-based activities and other activities such as listening,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Cultural Pluralism, Music, Barriers
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Tobias, Evan S. – Music Educators Journal, 2019
The emergence of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Popular Music Special Interest Group, "Journal of Popular Music Education," and Association for Popular Music Education among articles, books, presentations, stories of educators engaging students with popular music, and this special issue demonstrate that music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Inquiry, Learner Engagement
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May, Brittany Nixon; Miner, Amy Baird; Young, Terrell A. – General Music Today, 2019
Children's picture book biographies on composers and musicians can prompt powerful music learning experiences. Biography breaks are the reading aloud of a picture book biography and the questions or activities the teacher engages students in while and after reading the book. In the music classroom, biography breaks can be used with children of all…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Music Education, Childrens Literature, Picture Books
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Clauhs, Matthew; Franco, Brian; Cremata, Radio – Music Educators Journal, 2019
Recent advances in music technology include practical tools for sound recording and production in school music classrooms. Secondary school music production classes allow students to make meaningful connections between school music and the music in their own lives. We offer several projects for teaching music production and sound recording;…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Composition, Music Activities
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Pang, Yunge – BU Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 2019
China is a multi-ethnic nation. However, formal education often neglects differences in ethnicity, and school music education tends to marginalize the musics of ethnic minorities, owing to the government's political ideology of maintaining national unity. Thus, ethnic musics incorporated in teaching materials are often politicized and tokenized,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Social Justice, Ethnic Groups
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Ozer, Burcu – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2020
The aim of this study, via the Word Association Test, an alternative assessment and evaluation technique, to reveal the cognitive structures by determining high school students' perceptions about music genres. For this purpose, in the spring semester of 2015-2016 academic year, Data in the study is obtained with the participation of 100 students…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cognitive Structures, Music, Associative Learning
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Edgar, Scott N. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
This study explored perceptions of four undergraduate instrumental music students. The purpose of this study was to describe social and emotional challenges of college instrumental music students and to explore the music connection with these challenges. Questions guiding this inquiry were as follows: (a) What social and emotional challenges do…
Descriptors: Music, Undergraduate Students, Musical Instruments, Musicians
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Mellizo, Jennifer M. – General Music Today, 2019
Over the past several decades, music education scholars have put forth a variety of convincing rationales for world music education. Yet the gap between theory and practice in this area persists. In theoretical ways, practicing music educators acknowledge the value of world music learning experiences, but many remain reluctant to fully embrace and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Martin, Lisa – Music Educators Journal, 2018
School choice has become an increasingly available option for families in the United States. Given the current political climate, music educators must better understand the various dimensions of the school choice movement and how it may affect the music classroom. Following a brief history of school choice, this article offers a look at the…
Descriptors: Music Education, School Choice, Music Teachers, Curriculum
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Colquhoun, Shane – General Music Today, 2018
In secondary general music classes, music educators have the opportunity to bridge the gap between the music students' experiences in school and the music they engage with outside of school. According to Williams, nontraditional music students have musical lives outside of school but choose not to participate in traditional ensembles. In this…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Shin, Jihae – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
Because the importance of experienced teachers is growing, retaining experienced music teachers has become a major issue among educators. Therefore, it is necessary to listen attentively to what kinds of difficulties experienced music teachers perceive and to think about how to help these teachers so that they can successfully perform in their own…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Conditions
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Lam, Megan – General Music Today, 2018
This article discusses how the scarcity of female representation in music history curriculums, music textbooks, and traditional classical music repertoire affects student aspirations for professional careers in music and the way in which students relate to the music. The role of political issues and social movements in the classroom, such as those…
Descriptors: Females, Music Education, Disproportionate Representation, Gender Issues
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Varner, Edward – General Music Today, 2020
The purpose of this article is to highlight the relationship between general music and social and emotional learning. Social and emotional learning involves a set of social, emotional, behavioral, and character competencies that are essential to success in school, in the workplace, within relationships, in the community, and in life. Music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Social Development, Emotional Development, Student Behavior
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Davis, Virginia Wayman; Singletary, Laura; VanWeelden, Kimberly – General Music Today, 2019
In this second of three in the series, we explore methods for incorporating instrumental ensembles into your music classroom. Experiences such as performing on ukulele, bucket drums, and in modern popular music ensembles are excellent ways to provide meaningful, relevant music education to students of all ages. Using both research-based…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Secondary School Students, Musical Instruments
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