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Simpson Steele, Jamie – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
El Sistema is a Venezuelan program of social change that has inspired a worldwide movement in music education. El Sistema inspires social transformation and musical excellence to occur simultaneously and symbiotically. This study examines: What does El Sistema look like within the context of a public school partnership in the United States? How do…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Social Change
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Yi, Xiaoming – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article initiates a dialogue between Chinese "Gu Qin" art and curriculum theory. "Gu Qin" is the ancient Chinese musical instrument which best embodies Chinese aesthetic notions. The ancient Chinese never regarded "Gu Qin" as only an instrument; they thought that performing on it was a process of experiencing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Folk Culture, Asian Culture
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Richerme, Lauren Kapalka – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The interconnected nature of 21st-century life demands that music educators and students consider those beyond their immediate communities in their ethical deliberations. While Appiah's cosmopolitan ethical principles of universal concern and respect for legitimate difference may serve as a starting point for global ethical considerations in music…
Descriptors: Feminism, Music Education, Ethics, Music Teachers
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Hardcastle, Elinor; Pitts, Stephanie; Aróstegui, José Luis – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
A small-scale comparative study of music education provision in two Spanish and English primary schools was carried out in 2013-14, using questionnaires, interviews and observations. The study investigated the musical experiences of the children in the two schools, their ambitions for their musical futures, and the classroom practices and policy…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Comparative Education
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Sutherland, Andrew Thomas – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Thanks to the efforts of music teachers in arranging concerts, young musicians develop a multitude of skills when performing with others. Music teachers are notoriously time-poor with the pressures of various curricular and co-curricular demands. To find time to provide performance opportunities for students that involve other schools adds layers…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Time Factors (Learning)
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González, Darleny; Payri, Blas – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Our review of scientific literature shows that the activity inside the clarinetist's vocal tract (VT) affects pitch and timbre, while also facilitating technical exercises. Clarinetists adapt their VT intuitively and, in some cases, may compensate an inadequate VT configuration through unnecessary pressure, resulting in technical blockage,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques
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Zhang, Yiyue – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
In recent decades, music educators have become increasingly aware of the English Language Learner (ELL) population due to mainstreaming and inclusion policies. Meanwhile, the need for adequately preparing pre-service music teachers has become a focal point for music teacher preparation programs in the United States. In this article, I will 1)…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, English Language Learners, Preservice Teacher Education
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Crawford, Renée – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This article reports the findings of a case study that investigated the impact of music education on students in an F-12 school in Victoria, Australia that is considered as having a high percentage of young people with a refugee background. Key findings from this research indicated that music education had a positive impact on this group of young…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music, Music Education, Refugees
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Shorner-Johnson, Kevin – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
When music education is formalized within schools and non-governmental organizations, it often becomes aligned with justice-oriented aims of providing universal access to music education. This qualitative case study examines the formation of a marching band within a Haitian school in northeastern Haiti. Data sources collected and analyzed included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nongovernmental Organizations, Music Education, Qualitative Research
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Rohwer, Debbie – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of the current study was to describe the musical life experiences of an active, adult community musician through a narrative investigation. Jon is a musically-engaged retired instrumentalist who shares a trust and respect relationship with the researcher. Through data sources of observations, interviews, emails, journals, and pictures,…
Descriptors: Adults, Music, Interviews, Electronic Mail
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Wesolowski, Brian C. – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable rating scale to assess jazz rhythm sections in the context of jazz big band performance. The research questions that guided this study included: (a) what central factors contribute to the assessment of a jazz rhythm section? (b) what items should be used to describe and assess a jazz…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Rating Scales, Music, Evaluation Methods
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Schneider Grings, Ana Francisca; Hentschke, Liane – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate the causes attributed by undergraduate music students to situations of failure and success in public music performance. Attributional Theory has been used in this research as the theoretical framework to understand how situations of success and failure are interpreted by the person of the activity.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Performance, Attribution Theory
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Grant, Catherine – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
Substantial efforts have been made since the Khmer Rouge regime to revitalize traditional Cambodian music genres. While they have met with some success, local circumstances still present many difficulties for the transmission of traditional music to the younger generations. This study explores the challenges in learning and teaching traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Folk Culture, Music
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Manning, Dwight; Kamil, Marilia – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
In 2008, Brazilian legislators approved a law that added music on a mandatory basis to the basic national school curriculum. Despite the possibilities afforded by this legislation, music educators affirm that many questions remain due to its ambiguity. Given the 2012 deadline for the implementation of this law, there is a need to understand how it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Music Education, National Curriculum
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Gerling, Cristina C.; Dos Santos, Regina Antunes Teixeira – International Journal of Music Education, 2017
This study investigated the routine procedures employed by nine undergraduate piano students at a Brazilian university while learning and performing memorized pieces and the procedures employed using Chaffin's performance cue (PC) protocols. The data were collected in two phases. In Phase I, each participant selected one piece that he or she had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Undergraduate Students
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