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Bruns, Robert – Music Educators Journal, 2010
Professional musicians and college students commonly study orchestral excerpts, but a similar practice has yet to be implemented in the band field. Due to their widespread use in orchestral auditions, excerpts have been incorporated as a tool for musical development. Many college professors regularly assign excerpt study as part of their…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Musical Instruments, High School Students
Morford, James B. – Online Submission, 2007
Music teachers are often influenced by pedagogical practices in the collegiate ensembles in which they performed. Opportunities to participate in collegiate world music ensembles have increased in recent decades; West African ensembles and steel bands represent the second and third most common of these in the United States. The absence of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Musicians, Learning Processes, Music
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Royston, Natalie Steele – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2013
The purposes of this study were to describe collegiate band members' preferred teacher interpersonal behaviors and perceptions of self-efficacy based on the gender, year in college, instrument, and major and to measure the relationship between preferences of interpersonal teacher behavior and self-efficacy scores. The sample (N = 1,020) was…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Music Activities
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Mantie, Roger – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2012
Large ensembles (e.g., choirs-orchestras-bands) have become prominent fixtures in most secondary schools and university schools/faculties of music in Canada and the United States. At the secondary school level, large ensembles have become, in effect, practically synonymous with the words "music education." This article derives from the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Secondary Schools, Music, Foreign Countries