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Harrington, Ann M. – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to determine what routine aspects of ensemble participation, if any, activated New Horizons members' feelings of belonging. Members of two New Horizons ensembles responded to an anonymous-online questionnaire in which they indicated the degree with which they agreed with statements that linked specific aspects of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Student Attitudes
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Denis, John M.; Tucker, Olivia G. – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
The researchers investigated music teachers' perceptions of the sources and difficulty of competency acquisition for music teaching. Participants (N = 338) were music teachers in Arizona, Texas, and Washington. Using categorized competencies for music teaching (music, teaching, or personal skills/knowledge), the researchers divided participants…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Competence
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Yoo, Hyesoo – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), the purpose of this study was to identify the extent to which variables proposed by the extended TPB (i.e., attitude, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and value of music) were associated with non-music majors' intentions to continue participating in ensembles. The final sample included…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Music Education, Intention, Student Behavior
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Talbert, Matthew D. – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of listening condition, age, and years of performing experience on the melodic error detection process and accuracy of adult amateur musicians. Participants (N = 33) engaged in a series of six short melodies, where each participant played three melodies and listened to three melodies. The…
Descriptors: Adults, Musicians, Experience, Error Patterns
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Wilson, Jill; Brown, Debra; Haning, Marshall; McGinnis, Emily; Royston, Natalie Steele – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
The purpose of our mixed-methods study was to examine the motivations and obstacles associated with curricular revisions in music education degree programs. During Phase I, we surveyed a nationwide sample (N = 533) of music education program coordinators. Participants who had engaged in the curriculum revision process within the previous decade…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Music Teachers, Motivation
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Weimer, Kristina R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
Music teachers should have opportunities to participate in professional development that focuses on their interests, learning style, and is relevant to classroom activities and goals. Online professional development allows teachers to participate in ways they see fit for their circumstances and can promote reflection and growth. Teacher-created…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Faculty Development, Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment
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Robison, Tyger; Russell, Joshua A. – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine factors that may influence the projected career plans of music teachers in rural areas. Survey participants (N = 115) in Wyoming completed a questionnaire designed to elicit responses about multiple factors and projected career plans in one year and in five years. The vast majority of participants planned…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Career Choice, Intention, Rural Areas
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Helton, Benjamin C.; Paetz, Allison M. – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
Equitable access to a quality music education for all students and healthy music class enrollment continue to be prominent goals for music teachers and advocates. While 92% of Ohio public secondary schools offer at least one music class, fewer than half of all students actually enroll. Past literature on equitable access to and enrollment in music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Enrollment, Equal Education, Access to Education
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Rawlings, Jared R.; Young, Jacob – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
School-based bullying is a serious issue facing adolescents within the United States and relational bullying and victimization behaviors within music ensemble classrooms have become a topic of inquiry among music education researchers. Using data from a convenience sample of high school youth enrolled in an instrumental music program, we examined…
Descriptors: High School Students, Bullying, Victims, Music Education
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Sorenson, Rachel – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine the career experiences of three music teachers through the lens of expertise theory. An additional purpose was to discover how the participants viewed success in the field of music education. Using an instrumental case study design, three experienced music teachers--who served as the case--were interviewed…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Expertise, Teaching Experience
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Nickel, Bethany – Contributions to Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this instrumental case study was to explore the perspectives of public school principals who began their careers as music teachers. Five principals who formerly worked as music teachers were interviewed about their interactions with music teacher employees, their approaches to professional development, and their music program…
Descriptors: Principals, Music Education, Public Schools, Case Studies
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Miller, Terry E. – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
Although American Roman Catholic priest Father Joseph Maier founded the Mercy Centre in the heart of Bangkok's Khlong Toey slums in the early 1970s, music was not part of the program until around 2010 when Dr. Mick Moloney began raising funds to support the teaching of Thai classical music. With additional donations, the music program has grown…
Descriptors: Slums, Music, Dance, Classical Music
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Eros, John; Harrington, William; Miller, Jeffrey – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
Musical composition is widely considered to be a fundamental component of good musicianship. Recent state and national standards make it clear that preservice music teachers will be expected to include the teaching of musical composition in their curricula when they enter the field. The purpose of this study was to investigate the integration of…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Music Education
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Rolandson, David M. – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students who elect to enroll in popular music courses are influenced by different motivational factors than traditional large ensemble participants. A Musical Motivation Questionnaire was distributed to music students attending six high schools that offered both traditional large ensembles and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Music Education, Music
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Kim, Ji-Eun – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
This study was designed to explore differences between instrumental music teachers' comfort and self-perceived competence ratings based on their undergraduate choral methods curricular background and in-service choral teaching experiences, using a 7-point Likert scale, on 15 specific choral teaching skills presented through a researcher-developed…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods
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