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Wrape, Elizabeth R.; Dittloff, Alexandra L.; Callahan, Jennifer L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2016
Previous studies have established that gender stereotypes are associated with children's choice of musical instrument. Though some have suggested that these gender stereotypes may be trending toward change, other studies have indicated that gender stereotypes are long-standing and still very much at issue. This descriptive study of middle school…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Musical Instruments, Sex Stereotypes, Middle School Students
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Yilmaz, Bagde; Gul, Gulnihal; Engur, Doruk – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Chorus education, which is being practiced within the framework of music education's branch of voice training, has significant impacts on an individual's philosophy of life, self-confidence level and socialization. An individual assesses his own life satisfaction level cognitively in terms of many aspects. Chorus education can be seen as the most…
Descriptors: Singing, Middle School Students, Life Satisfaction, Music Education
Nathan, Linda F. – Educational Leadership, 2018
Accomplished arts educator Linda F. Nathan profiles Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, a PreK-8 school that specializes in music education. In addition to academic coursework, Conservatory Lab students--many of whom are from low-income, minority families--learn musical instruments, play in ensembles, and compose and conduct music. Nathan…
Descriptors: Music Education, At Risk Students, Laboratory Schools, Charter Schools
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Abeles, Hal – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2009
The researcher sought to examine gender associations across three decades to determine if changes in the sex stereotyping of musical instruments has occurred. First, the study examined the paired comparison gender-instrument rankings of 180 college students. The results confirmed a reduction of instrument gender associations reported in the 1990s.…
Descriptors: Females, Musical Instruments, Males, Gender Differences
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
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Burton, Suzanne L. – Music Education Research, 2017
In this study, I explored children's development of rhythmic music literacy using a language acquisition paradigm. An emergent, constructivist curriculum was implemented over one academic year with 39 children, 5-8 years old. Children were involved in audiation-based active listening, singing, moving, chanting, and playing instruments and engaged…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Music, Literacy
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
Demski, Jennifer – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Faced with meager enrollment in band, orchestra, and choir programs, schools are using digital technology to excite students about creating music on today's terms. This article discusses how music educators reinvent their profession by acknowledging and incorporating the way students interact with music today--digitally. Bill Evans, a music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, Musical Instruments, Computer Software
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Shin, Jihae – Contributions to Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine how I Am A Dreamer Musician Program (IDMP) affected academic self-concept and self-esteem of middle school students in low-income communities. During the seven weeks of the weekly music workshops, students participated in different musical activities including playing percussion instruments, singing,…
Descriptors: Workshops, Music Education, Self Concept, Self Esteem
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Richards, Eric W. – Contributions to Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate specific social and musical objectives or experiences school music teachers anticipate their students will achieve as a result of attending a summer music camp. A survey instrument was developed to collect demographic data and responses to questions regarding 14 specific musical and social variables.…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Activities, Music Teachers
Becher, Eric A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The dissertation builds on the research literature studying conductor training and the musical attributes requisite for adequate conducting skill and musical performance. The study also provides evidence that effective tools for evaluation of band and orchestra conductors are prevalent throughout the music education literature. Public school…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Activities, Leadership, Musical Instruments
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Arriaga Sanz, Cristina; Madariaga Orbea, José-María – Music Education Research, 2014
This paper contains research on the relationship between factors that explain the pupils' perception of music and musical education and their motivation rates to study the subject of music based on motivational explanatory models of cognitive orientation. One hundred and sixteen, sixth-year primary education students belonging to four schools in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Music Education, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students
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Tobias, Evan S. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
In this case study, the author investigated intersections of secondary students' musical engagement in a Songwriting and Technology Class (STC) and outside of school. The study traces the experiences of three individual participants and three participant groups (six embedded cases in total) in the creation, performance, recording, and production…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Secondary School Students, Music Activities
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Hernández-Bravo, Juan R.; Cardona-Moltó, M. Cristina; Hernández-Bravo, José A. – Music Education Research, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of an information and communications technology (ICT)-based individualised music education programme on primary students' musical competence. A 2 × 3 aptitude treatment interaction factorial design was used to assess the impact of the programme as a function of students' musical aptitude (MA)…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Music, Elementary School Students
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Koops, Lisa Huisman – Music Education Research, 2018
The purpose of this intrinsic case study was to explore the perceptions and beliefs about personal musicianship and music-making of 8- to 12-year-old children ('tweens') in combination with the perceptions and beliefs about musical parenting of their parents. The guiding research questions for the study centred on tweens' ideas of their past,…
Descriptors: Historiography, Music Education, Parent Attitudes, Case Studies
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