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Santone, Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation analyzes data in order to answer the research question, "Do eighth grade students who have participated regularly in their school band programs for four consecutive years achieve higher scores in New Jersey's Grade Eight PARCC Assessment than students of similar ability who do not play a musical instrument?" Data was…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Grade 8, Charter Schools
Huber, Juanita J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Comparative analysis examined responses on a descriptive questionnaire from 267 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. The study compared duration of and participation in music instruction, types of musical instruments learned, and experience in musical ensembles to scores from the state English language arts assessment. Analysis of results included…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music Education, Reading Achievement, Musical Instruments
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Hietanen, Lenita; Ruismäki, Heikki – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: Entrepreneurship education is recommended for implementation throughout the entire educational path. However, there have been challenges in implementing entrepreneurship education for many kinds of students, especially in non-business education. The purpose of this paper is to ask how 15-year-old students in Finnish basic education are…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Music, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Hopkins, Michael T. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between eighth-grade violinists' pitch perception and instrument tuning skill. The perceptual task was a researcher-developed computer-based Violin Tuning Perception Test. The instrument tuning task involved tuning two violins, one mistuned flat and the other mistuned sharp. Participants (N…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Middle School Students
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Hewitt, Michael P. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
In the present study, relationships between two components of self-regulation (self-efficacy and self-evaluation) and gender, school level, instrument family, and music performance were examined. Participants were 340 middle and high school band students who participated in one of two summer music camps or who were members of a private middle…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Miksza, Peter; Prichard, Stephanie; Sorbo, Diana – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate intermediate musicians' self-regulated practice behaviors. Thirty sixth- through eighth-grade students were observed practicing band repertoire individually for 20 min. Practice sessions were coded according to practice frame frequency and duration, length of musical passage selected, most prominent…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Video Technology, Musicians
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Ho, Wai-Chung – Research in Education, 2009
This paper elucidates students' experiences of music within and beyond classrooms, and interprets their experiences of musical participation and instrumental learning. Data are drawn from a questionnaire conducted in Hong Kong between November 2006 and December 2006 with 3,243 students who were attending grades four - ten in 22 primary and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Elementary School Students
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Hoffman, Adria Rachel; Carter, Bruce Allen – Music Education Research, 2013
Although cultural diversity is important to the social context of classrooms, few researchers have explored school music experiences from the perspective of students of colour. Possibly of greater concern is the absence of research examining African-American students' educational experiences in early secondary education, during which time the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Middle School Students
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Paul, Timothy A. – Contributions to Music Education, 2010
This study, a replication and extension of work by Norris (2004), examined sight-reading requirements at middle and high school large-group band festivals across the United States. As in the earlier investigation, answers to the following questions were solicited from all 50 states: (1) Are there ratings-based large-group band festivals? (2) Is…
Descriptors: High Schools, Middle Schools, Music, Musicians
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Green, Lucy – Psychology of Music, 2012
This article considers the concepts of "learning style" and "learning strategy". The former connotes an inbuilt trait which tends to remain fundamental to the way an individual approaches learning. The latter refers to a set of consciously-acquired and applied approaches or tactics designed to achieve a learning task. The article relates these…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Bergee, Martin J.; Rossin, Emily G. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
This study's purposes were to develop a rating scale for midlevel band performance and validate a theoretical structure for the scale. Research questions were (a) What qualities describe excellent seventh- and eighth-grade band performance? (b) What items constitute a Midlevel Band Performance Rating Scale (MBPRS)? (c) How reliable is the MBPRS?…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Geringer, John M.; Allen, Michael L.; MacLeod, Rebecca B.; Scott, Laurie – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2009
Performance assessment is an integral part of young musicians' development. Students enrolled in music programs frequently participate in adjudication festivals and many audition for select ensembles. Outcomes of such events are deemed consequential among all concerned: students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Furthermore, the number of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Performance Based Assessment, Musicians, Student Evaluation
Kurt, Johnny T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this pretest-posttest comparative efficacy study was to analyze factors affecting literacy achievement of eighth grade middle school instrumental music students (n = 38) including (a) socioeconomic status (SES), (b) gender, (c) grade point average (GPA), (d) music motivation, (e) music involvement, and (f) instrument section. The…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, Literacy, Academic Achievement
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Clementson, Casey J. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2019
Although flow theory is one way of measuring the quality of a student's experience in a music ensemble, the majority of flow research utilizes samples of high school or collegiate level musicians thus causing us to generalize findings to young adolescent (middle school) populations. Using a convergent parallel mixed methods design, the purpose of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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Millican, J. Si – Journal of Music Teacher Education, 2017
The purpose of this case study was to describe how one band director used pedagogical content knowledge while working with beginning-band students to help them develop the skill of playing brass lip slurs. Data were generated from (1) video recordings of each class over two different weeks during the school year, (2) "think aloud"…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Music Education, Music Teachers, Case Studies
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