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Peiser, Gillian; Stanley, Grant – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
The role of extracurricular activity in higher education is receiving increasing international attention as a means for developing social and cultural resources for steering social and employment networks. The focus of this paper is on a post-1992 English university partnership with an orchestra, enabling students to attend free concerts. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities, Foreign Countries
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Ford, Jessica L.; Vosloo, Justine; Arvinen-Barrow, Monna – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to document the lived experiences of flow during an optimal music performance. Fifteen undergraduate musicians (M[subscript age] = 19, 53% male) participated in in-depth, semi-structured interviews, where they were asked to describe an optimal performance experience. Results from an inductive qualitative analysis…
Descriptors: Music, Performance, Undergraduate Students, Musicians
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Hoad, Catherine; Wilson, Oli; Brunt, Shelley; Shill, Gene; Howe, Ben – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
This article investigates the possibilities of a vocational pedagogy for undergraduate popular music education which is grounded in site and city. The value of work-integrated curricula in tertiary music environments is well established; however, often absent from such discussions is consideration of how geospatial contexts mediate the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Universities
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Waters, Megan – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
This article draws on qualitative data collected over a five-year period as part of a longitudinal mixed methods research project at a tertiary music institution in Australia. Forty tertiary string students consistently identified factors specific to the one-on-one instrumental teaching environment as influencing their perceptions as to the nature…
Descriptors: Individual Instruction, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, College Students
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Feng, Chiao-Ting – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the learning situation of Chinese students' studying chamber music in universities. Therefore, students' perspectives on learning chamber music were the main focus of this study. The study begins with a comprehensive description by educators of current Chinese college chamber music education and then…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Forbes, Melissa – British Journal of Music Education, 2020
This article presents evidence of the value of collaborative learning for students working in small heterogeneous groups within first year music practice courses in an Australian university popular music program. Wenger, Trayner, and de Laat's framework for promoting and assessing value creation in communities and networks was used to gather and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Music Education, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries
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Randles, Clint; Tan, Leonard – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the creative musical identities of pre-service music education students in the United States and Singapore. The Creative Identity in Music (CIM) measure was utilized with both US and Singapore pre-service music teacher populations (n = 274). Items of the CIM relate to music-making activities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teachers, Music Teachers
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Joseph, Dawn – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
Music is more than just sounds; engaging in music activities in educational settings may foster a sense of wellbeing. This paper explores whether positive learning environments can change attitudes and build confidence of students undertaking the Bachelor of Education (primary) program. As part of a wider study in Melbourne (Australia), using…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Educational Environment
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McCarthy, Carrie; O'Flaherty, Joanne; Downey, Jean – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
The present study aimed to identify student (16-18 years) attitudes towards the subject of music in second-level education in the Republic of Ireland. The study, framed by an interpretivist approach, employed qualitative data collection methods through interviews and focus groups. Findings indicate that student attitudes to music were influenced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students
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Barrett, Michael; Page-Shipp, Roy; van Niekerk, Caroline; Ferreira, Johan – British Journal of Music Education, 2019
While mastery of aspects of music theory is relevant to rapid learning and understanding of a new choral part, many choirs comprise members with no formal education in music theory. Also, the language of music theory is not intuitive, with many terms having meanings different from those in common use, which can present obstacles for mature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Theory, Singing, Music Activities
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Draper, Paul; Harrison, Scott – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
There is much dialogue in the academy about the role of doctoral studies in relation to employment, career trajectories and graduate outcomes. This project explores the experiences of Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) graduates and students at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia to reveal how the programme has impacted upon their professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Music Education, Graduate Students
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Bennett, Dawn; Macarthur, Sally; Hope, Cat; Goh, Talisha; Hennekam, Sophie – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Recent decades have seen gender and feminist research emerge as major fields of enquiry in musicology and to a far lesser extent, music education. While these fields have increased awareness of the issues confronting women and other marginalised groups, the pedagogical practices and curricular design that might support aspiring women composers are…
Descriptors: Females, Musicians, Musical Composition, Gender Differences
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Rodríguez-Quiles, José A. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
In the last few years expressions like "European convergence," "European Higher Education Area," "European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System" and others have become more and more usual not only in academic circles but also even in the mass media. But to what extent are these expressions valid for all knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Music Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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Coady, Christopher; Webb, Michael – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
Recent research on practice-based doctorates in Australia has revealed an institutional preference for "theorised" research approaches aimed at situating studies of practice within established academic paradigms. In this article we examine how the aim of communicating with artistic peers steers the research design and the production of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Doctoral Programs, Student Research
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Powell, Sarah J. – British Journal of Music Education, 2017
This paper reports on the findings related to the possible selves of males who participate in choir. It focuses on the perceptions of participants' past, present and future identities and the way these interact to influence decisions about choir. The paper is derived from a larger study, set in Australia, which investigated the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Singing, Males, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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