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Thorn, Benjamin; Brasche, Inga – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
Good musical education has been shown to have benefits across the curriculum but its delivery in schools is still extremely variable. Part of the problem is that many primary teachers lack skills and/or confidence to offer engaging music programs. In an attempt to find possible solutions to this problem we ran a pilot program of a short series of…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Faculty Development, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation
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Golding, Martina; Hannigan, Shelley – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
Duoethnography and narrative inquiry are used to investigate the perspectives of two experienced teachers from contrasting curriculum specialties, one in music and the other in mathematics within a primary school setting. Initiated by the music teacher, research focuses on the usefulness of embodied and participatory forms of music-making for…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education, Preadolescents
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Mitchell, Elizabeth; Southcott, Jane – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
In 1993 the Victorian Music Teachers' Association (VMTA) published a fund-raising cookbook, Prestissimo Food for Agitato Musicians. Community cookbooks provide social historians with valuable windows into the lives and personalities of the contributors. The VMTA cookbook is no exception, bringing individuals into sharp relief and including asides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Associations, Music Teachers, Fund Raising
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Watkins, Jennifer M. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
This research provides an account of the activities of the South Australian May Music Camp (SAMMC), identifying it as a significant extra-curricular activity in the calendar of music education opportunities open to children from nine to 23 years of age, between 1962 and 1986. This annual non-residential music camp took place during the two-week…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Camps, Music Education, Educational History
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Baker, William J.; Forbes, Anne-Marie; Earle, Jennifer – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2020
Formed in 1965, and now including around 150 players and seven ensembles, the Tasmanian Youth Orchestra (TYO) is the oldest state-based youth orchestra in Australia. This paper presents the findings from a 2018 survey of TYO participants, as one part of a broader qualitative pilot project into the perceived benefits of participation in TYO. Using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Musicians, Music Activities
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Chapman, Helen Kasztelan – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2019
It is almost as if there are two Bartóks -- the amiable collector of Hungarian folk music and the 'infernal' barbarian intent on destroying the music of the past (Gillies, 2010). These two sides of Bartók's character may be seen in such disparate works as "The Miraculous Mandarin" (1919) and his "Suite" No. 2, Op. 4 (1904-07).…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Musical Composition, Music Teachers
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Burrows, Joanne; Brown, Judith – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2019
This paper describes the creation of an evaluative tool that aims to measure the degree to which constructivism is facilitated within the teaching materials created for older beginning piano students (twelve to seventeen years of age). Literature exploring the published teaching materials available for teaching piano includes content analysis,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Instructional Materials, Musical Instruments, Constructivism (Learning)
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Lee, Daniel; Baker, William; Haywood, Nick – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2019
Research suggests graduates from music courses in Australian tertiary institutions typically undertake portfolio careers that include a combination of performing and teaching. Both of these activities could have ongoing artistic ripple effects on the musical communities the graduates inhabit. This paper reports on a qualitative post-graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Popular Culture
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Cole, Amanda – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2019
This article was inspired by a speaker at a music education conference who complained that performances get in the way of real learning. This complaint prompted me to ask what musicians understand performance to be and why performance is not considered part of the curriculum or 'real' work of a musician. I suggest a model of performance education…
Descriptors: Music Education, Performance, Musicians, Teaching Methods
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Watson, Amanda; Forrest, David – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2019
Successful House Concerts rely on an equal positive interaction between three groups of people: the musicians (or artists), the audience and the host, with the performance being the central activity. A concert facilitator may be engaged by the host to assist with organisation. Each has a participatory role to ensure that the House Concert…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Activities, Musicians, Community
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Sealey, Lyndsay; Mitchell, Annie – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2019
Composing Territory is a research project with two main aims. The first aim is to identify optimal composition and arrangement techniques for choral works written for female singers from various linguistic backgrounds in the Northern Territory whose voices are undergoing pubertal changes. The second aim is the creation of twelve choral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Singing, Music Activities, Females
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Bodkin-Allen, Sally; Swain, Nicola; West, Susan – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2019
Singing is an activity fundamental to human existence, yet for many, the act of singing where others may hear them is confronting and can generate anxiety. The Music Outreach Principle (MOP) offers an approach that has singing at its heart, and is socio-altruistic music making. One aspect of the MOP involves taking groups into aged care facilities…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Intervention, Attitudes
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Stanhope, Jessica – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2018
Background: University woodwind students commonly experience playing-related injuries, however little is known about musicians' beliefs and attitudes regarding playing-related injuries. Objective: To investigate the beliefs and attitudes of university woodwind students regarding playing-related injuries, and the prevention strategies they use.…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Musical Instruments
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Anderson, Alan; Northcote, Maria – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2018
Technological advances in digital video and videoconference technology around the early 2000s led a number of researchers to investigate the practicalities of using videoconferencing technology for instrumental music teaching in online and blended learning contexts. Technical and instructional strategies were developed and recommendations made…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Teaching Methods, Music Education, Blended Learning
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Stevens, Robin S. – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2018
The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool for teaching and learning both in Australia and overseas is now very much taken for granted across all areas of learning and at all levels of education. But how did this addition to the range of pedagogical means and methods employed in music education come about? This article is…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Music Education, Technology Integration, Historians
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