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Cooper, Patrick K. – International Journal of Music Education, 2020
The utility of music training in schools has received much attention in the United States. The purported positive cognitive benefits of music training for schoolchildren is one facet which has historically been used to advocate for the existence of public school music programs. The purpose of this study was to conduct a random-effects…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Music Education, Intervention, Cognitive Ability
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Joubert, Debra; Van der Merwe, Liesl – International Journal of Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this comparative case study is to explore the recent use of phenomenological inquiries in music education articles published in five selected journals listed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science between 2012 and 2015. The five music education journals are "The British Journal of Music Education," "Bulletin of the Council…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Music Education, Periodicals
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Corbalán, Mara; Pérez-Echeverría, M. Puy; Pozo, Juan-Ignacio; Casas-Mas, Amalia – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Current research on choral practice has studied various aspects of interpretation and different strategies for improving rehearsal. This article considers the amateur choral rehearsal as a setting for teaching and learning music. It analyses choir conductor profiles that may be related to conceptions of teaching and learning and their possible…
Descriptors: Singing, Musicians, Administrators, Music
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Brook, Julia; Fostaty Young, Sue – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this research was to identify the various types of employment held by music alumni at one university. We also compare the perceptions of alumni who currently work primarily in music with those of alumni who work outside the field. A mixed-methods research design that relied on surveys and interviews was used to gather data. Alumni…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employment, Music, Music Education
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Gallo, Donna J. – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to determine the effect of formative assessment strategies on second grade students' singing accuracy and to examine how music educators planned for and enacted these practices. Student participants (n = 63) were divided into three groups over a six-week period: (a) a partial treatment group where the…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Accuracy, Singing, Music Education
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Ros-Morente, Agnès; Oriola-Requena, Salvador; Gustems-Carnicer, Josep; Filella Guiu, Gemma – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
Latest studies point out the importance of emotional competencies in young people's education. Music is closely linked to people's personal development and the evidence suggests that there are differences in young people who participate in group music-making activities and young people who do not. In the present study we analysed the…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Education, Music Activities, Singing
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Mentis Köksoy, Aylin; Aydiner Uygun, Mehtap – International Journal of Music Education, 2018
Achievement goal orientation (AGO) might help music teacher candidates make their learning processes more effective by revealing how they are motivated towards the learning tasks. In this respect, the purpose of this study was to examine the levels of achievement goal orientation of pre-service music teachers according to eight variables. The…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Music Teachers, Learning Processes
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Rodríguez, Jesús Rodríguez; Álvarez, Rosa María Vicente – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Here we present the main findings of a study conducted at the Department of Teaching and School Organization of the University of Santiago de Compostela to explore the perceptions of teachers regarding didactic and music materials used and produced to facilitate teaching in early childhood education. This descriptive and interpretative study…
Descriptors: Music, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Silvey, Brian A.; Wacker, Aaron T.; Felder, Logan – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of baton usage on college musicians' perceptions of ensemble performance. Two conductors were videotaped while conducting a 1-minute excerpt from either a technical ("Pathfinder of Panama," John Philip Sousa) or lyrical ("Seal Lullaby," Eric Whitacre) piece of concert…
Descriptors: Musicians, College Students, Student Attitudes, Music Activities
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Andreu Duran, Maria; Godall Castell, Pere; Amador Guillem, Miquel; Castro Morera, Maria – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The goal of this research was to carry out an exploratory study on how music education integrated into primary schooling (children from 6 to 12 years old) can help in acquiring the core competencies characteristic of this stage. The study was conducted by developing a validated instrument, pilot-tested for reliability, to assess the eight core…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Music Education, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Students
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Whitener, John L. – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this article is to answer the question of how we might use the elements of cooperative learning in school band classes in the United States. Current school band programs use age-old traditions that overemphasize group and individual competitiveness, stress large ensemble performance at the expense of all other activities, are…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Music Activities
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Hogenes, Michel; van Oers, Bert; Diekstra, René F. W.; Sklad, Marcin – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The present study aims to contribute to the understanding of the effects of music education, in particular music composition as a classroom activity for fifth- and sixth-graders. The intervention (experimental condition) focused on a three-step-model for music composition, based on the Cultural Historical Activity Theory of education, and has been…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Composition, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Barnes, Gail V.; DeFreitas, Aureo; Grego, John – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine whether individuals' perceptions of parental involvement and home environment in music vary with nationality (Brazil/United States) and time frame (past/current). Past and current students from selected community music programs in the United States and Brazil completed the PI-HEM (Parental Involvement and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Family Environment, Music Education
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Ponsatí, Imma; Miranda, Joaquim; Amador, Miquel; Godall, Pere – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The aim of the study was to measure the performance reached by students (N = 138) when aurally identifying musical harmonic intervals (from m2 to P8) after having experienced a teaching innovation proposal for the Music Conservatories of Catalonia (Spain) based on observational methodology. Its design took into account several issues, which had…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Theory, Pacing, Instructional Innovation
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Gürgen, Elif Tekin – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate if there is any relationship between musical preference, genre identification and frequency of listening to music genres, and whether musical training and gender played a role in these factors. A total of 205 college music and non-music majors recorded their preference for 13 music excerpts in popular,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Music Appreciation, Preferences
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