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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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de Boise, Sam – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Whilst the impact of gender inequalities has been studied in relation to music education, especially in the UK, relatively little has been written about their impact on higher music education (HME). This article compares data on HME programs and courses, in the UK and Sweden, from 2010 to 2014. It looks at similarities and differences in the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Music Education, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Thorpe, Vicki – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to contribute to existing literature about how activity theory might be used in music education research. It draws from the author's doctoral action research into the assessment of group composing for New Zealand's secondary school qualification, the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). It outlines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Composition, Self Concept, Music Education
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Dakon, Jacob M.; Cloete, Elene – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
In this qualitative case study, we used participant observation and interviews to examine Violet, a Flemish string youth orchestra. In doing so, we identify the qualities that constitute an 'eclectic' ensemble space, herein defined as a musical environment that uses a blend of informal and formal learning practices. Moreover, we emphasize how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musicians, Music Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Turøy, Anne Kristine Wallace – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Approximately 10% of students have singing difficulties appearing as poor pitch singing. During the period 2012 to 2014, I assessed 2390 recordings from 239 students. 25 students were graded below C, and thus were defined as poor pitch singers (PPS). However, these students showed varying patterns of mastery within their own portfolios of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Singing, Students
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Rimmer, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article explores children's reflections on the value of their participation in "In Harmony," a social and music education programme whose approach and philosophy derives from the Venezuelan 'El Sistema' ('The System') model. More specifically, through an analysis of participating children's accounts (n = 111) and an exploration of…
Descriptors: Children, Music Education, Participation, Childhood Attitudes
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Martin, Jodie L. – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Music notation is intrinsic in the composition and performance of Western art music and also in its analysis and research. The process of writing about music remains underexplored, in particular how excerpts of music notation are selected and arranged in a written text, and how that text describes and contextualises the excerpts. This article…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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Ng, Hoon Hong – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
The pervasiveness of popular music and its associated practices in current youth cultures brings into question the relevance and effectiveness of more traditional music pedagogies, and propels a search for a more current and engaging music pedagogy informed by popular music practices. With this as the basis, this study seeks to explore factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Culture, Music Education, Public Schools
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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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Coutts, Leah – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Selecting repertoire that adult piano students find motivating and musically satisfying is more complex than simply finding pieces that are aurally pleasing. Drawing on theories of motivation, adult learning and transformative pedagogy, this practitioner-based study describes how the author learned to involve her students in the selection process,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Learning Motivation
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Baker, Geoffrey; Bull, Anna; Taylor, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Within the growing field of publications on El Sistema and Sistema-inspired programmes around the world, a marked divide can be observed between the findings of critical academic studies and commissioned evaluations. Using evaluations of El Sistema in Venezuela and Aotearoa New Zealand as our principal case studies, we argue that this gulf can be…
Descriptors: Music Education, Social Change, Program Evaluation, Case Studies
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Borgström Källén, Carina; Lindgren, Monica – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article explores the significance of context and discourse from a gender perspective within three different studies of the Swedish music classroom, conducted in lower secondary school, upper secondary school and higher music education respectively. The theoretical point of departure is that gender performances as well as the music classroom…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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MacRitchie, Jennifer; Zicari, Massimo; Blom, Diana – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
Limited consideration has been given to the challenges young composers and performers face when learning to communicate through notation in contemporary classical music, and the specific opportunities presented for peer learning. This article describes a project at a Swiss music conservatory in which two student composers wrote pieces for solo…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Classical Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries
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Pérez-Moreno, Jèssica – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This paper presents research carried out in a kindergarten in Catalonia with the aim of studying the different kinds of musical activity that take place during one school day. This is an ethnographic study where the researcher became an extra teacher in a group of one to two-year-olds and interacted with them musically. The methodology is based in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Music Activities
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