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Groulx, Timothy J. – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2016
Music educators (n = 601) responded to a survey designed to investigate what undergraduate music education curricular changes might be desired to better serve the profession. Participants rated the value of the 20 most common types of courses in a music teacher education program. The highest rated courses were student teaching, ensembles, applied…
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Development
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Lehmann, Andreas C. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2014
Entrance examinations and auditions are common admission procedures for college music programs, yet few researchers have attempted to look at the long-term predictive validity of such selection processes. In this study, archival data from 93 student records of a German music academy were used to predict development of musicianship skills over the…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Predictor Variables, Grades (Scholastic), Music Education
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Vogel, Dorothy – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine correspondence schools of music in the early twentieth century. Advertisements in widely circulated household and music periodicals and archival copies of courses from Siegel-Myers Correspondence School of Music, United States School of Music, American College of Music, and others were examined. Research…
Descriptors: Music Education, Correspondence Schools, Educational History, Distance Education
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Bautista, Alfredo; Yau, Xenia; Wong, Joanne – Music Education Research, 2017
Most published journal articles describing professional development (PD) initiatives for K-12 music teachers have not explicitly alluded to the "features of high-quality PD", a solid theoretical framework arisen in content areas with more tradition in PD research (e.g. mathematics and science education). The goal of this review was to…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Music Teachers, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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AsKew, A.; Kennedy, K.; Klima, V. – PRIMUS, 2018
In this article we discuss relationships between the cyclic group Z[subscript 12] and Western tonal music that is embedded in a 12-note division of the octave. We then offer several questions inviting students to explore extensions of these relationships to other "n"-note octave divisions. The answers to most questions require only basic…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Music Theory, Correlation, Numbers
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Rohwer, Debbie – Texas Music Education Research, 2012
In order for teachers to guide students in their preparation to be music majors, it would be useful to know those musical components that best predict overall collegiate success. The purpose of this study was to measure the relationship of predictor variables (Lessons, Music History, Music Theory, and Piano) to collegiate grade point average (GPA)…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Music Education
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Norton, Naomi; Ginsborg, Jane; Greasley, Alinka – Music Education Research, 2019
Instrumental and vocal tuition is an important part of music education but relatively little is known about musicians who participate in this profession or their views on what makes someone 'qualified' to do so. An online survey was completed by 496 musicians teaching instrumental or vocal pupils in the UK. Findings focus on respondents'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Singing, Musical Instruments
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Raptis, Theocharis – Philosophy of Music Education Review, 2019
In this paper I will explore the contribution of philosophical anthropology to music education research which, over recent years, has been showing an increasing interest in the human body. In order to do this I will especially be drawing on the ideas of one of its pioneers, Helmuth Plessner. Plessner's philosophy should be understood as an effort…
Descriptors: Human Body, Music Education, Phenomenology, Educational Philosophy
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Bugos, Jennifer A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this project was to examine adult learning perceptions of a model music program with group piano instruction and group percussion ensemble for beginning-level musicians (ages 60-86 years). Participants were matched by age and education to two 16-week music programs. Forty participants completed a post-training questionnaire related…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Older Adults, Musical Instruments
Shanefield, Andrew – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Historically, college teachers have received little to no training in teaching and course design (Weimer, 1990), as content mastery was, and still is, a primary credential for employment consideration. Moreover, traditional teacher training programs have been the focus of the K-12 domain, where pedagogy and content go hand in hand (National…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Music
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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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Schmidt-Jones, Catherine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
Many users of online open education resources (OERs) are learners seeking insights into problems encountered as they pursue their everyday interests and activities. As well as benefitting from intrinsic motivation, such authentic learning activity provides context that helps the learner absorb and integrate the meaning of the knowledge. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Hallam, Susan – London Review of Education, 2017
This paper provides a synthesis of research on the relationship between music and language, drawing on evidence from neuroscience, psychology, sociology and education. It sets out why it has become necessary to justify the role of music in the school curriculum and summarizes the different methodologies adopted by researchers in the field. It…
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Language Skills, Music Activities, Literature Reviews
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Mok, Annie O. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study investigates how a class of university music students who engaged in a "lived" experience of informal learning adopted methods and strategies to complete a self-learning "aural copying" performance assignment in a musicianship class in Hong Kong. Data were collected from observations of the performances and the…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music Education, College Students, Learning Strategies
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Ponsatí, Imma; Miranda, Joaquim; Amador, Miquel; Godall, Pere – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The aim of the study was to measure the performance reached by students (N = 138) when aurally identifying musical harmonic intervals (from m2 to P8) after having experienced a teaching innovation proposal for the Music Conservatories of Catalonia (Spain) based on observational methodology. Its design took into account several issues, which had…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Theory, Pacing, Instructional Innovation
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