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de Bruin, Leon R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The way an improviser practices is a vital and significant aspect to a musician's means and capacities of expression. Expert music performers utilize extensive self-regulatory processes involving planning, strategic development, and systemized approaches to learning and reflective practice. Scholars posit that these processes are constructivist…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Expertise, Music, Music Education
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Parker, Elizabeth Cassidy – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to discover the process of social identity development for adolescent high school women's choir participants. Purposive maximum variation sampling was used to identify three public high school women's choirs where 54 interviews were conducted with 40 different public school singers. Three waves of data…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Adolescents, Singing, Females
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Forrester, Sommer H. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the complexities of instrumental music teacher knowledge as they relate to the intersection between instrumental music teaching and conducting, and to explore how participants describe and perceive these intersections. The key research question guiding this study was, How do high school instrumental music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Case Studies, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Tan, Leonard; Miksza, Peter – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate how university band students' (non--music majors) motivational goal orientations toward band and academics differ across participants from Singapore (n = 200) and the United States (n = 227) and examine how they relate to a suite of adaptive dispositions (i.e., flow, grit, and commitment) relevant for…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Goal Orientation, Questionnaires, Mastery Learning
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Shaw, Ryan D. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
With the intent of improving understanding of cuts to elementary arts programs, the purpose of this research was to investigate how one urban school district (Lansing School District in Lansing, Michigan) eliminated its elementary arts specialists. Research questions were (1) What policy conditions enabled the Lansing School District's decision to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Decision Making, Case Studies
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Wolf, Anna; Kopiez, Reinhard – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
In the following study, we have developed an assessment instrument for the practice-dependent skill of analytical hearing following a strict test theoretical validation, resulting in the Musical Ear Training Assessment (META). By means of three pilot studies, a developmental study, and a validation study, we verified a one-dimensional test model…
Descriptors: Scores, Music, Musicians, Human Body
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Thibeault, Matthew D. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
This article presents a history of mediated pedagogy in the Suzuki Method, the first widespread approach to learning an instrument in which sound recordings were central. Media are conceptualized as socially constituted: philosophical ideas, pedagogic practices, and cultural values that together form a contingent and changing technological…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Philosophy
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Hash, Phillip M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the history of the Austin High School (AHS) Girls' Band (AHSGB) of Chicago, Illinois, which existed from 1925 to 1956. This research focused on the band's (a) organization and leadership, (b) activities within the school and community, (c) relationship to the AHS Boys Band, and (d) efforts to challenge and…
Descriptors: Females, High School Students, Musicians, Music
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Reifinger, James L., Jr. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
This study investigated correlates that might explain variance in beginning sight-singing achievement, including tonal discrimination, reading fluency, reading comprehension, and academic ability. Both curriculum-based and standardized tests were used, including the Intermediate Measures of Music Audiation, Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, and…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Reading Skills, Children, Singing
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Woody, Robert H.; Gilbert, Danni; Laird, Lynda A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
For music teachers to be most effective, they must possess the dispositions that best facilitate their students' learning. In this article, we present and discuss the findings of a study in which we sought to explore music majors' self-appraisals in and the extent to which they value the disposition areas of reflectivity, empathic caring, musical…
Descriptors: Personality, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Music, Music Teachers
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Springer, D. Gregory; Silvey, Brian A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of accompaniment quality on the evaluation of solo instrumental performance. Undergraduate instrumental music education majors (N = 71) listened to and evaluated the accuracy and expressivity of six excerpts of Haydn's "Concerto for Trumpet in E-Flat Major," which we created by…
Descriptors: Music Education, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Musical Instruments
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Gallo, Donna J. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare differences in the quality of professional development between U.S. music educators and teachers of other disciplines. Data were drawn from the 2011-2012 Schools and Staffing Survey. Factors such as types of professional development, quantity of activities, and levels of satisfaction were analyzed through a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Music Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
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Diaz, Frank M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
I examined the use of meditation practices among collegiate-level musicians (N = 255), along with the degree to which these practices contributed to music performance anxiety (MPA) when controlling for trait perfectionism and trait mindfulness. Findings indicated that approximately 48% of the participants sampled had engaged in meditation during…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, College Students, Performance
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Wesolowski, Brian C.; Athanas, Myriam I.; Burton, Jovan S.; Edwards, Andrew S.; Edwards, Kinsey E.; Goins, Quentin R.; Irby, Amanda H.; Johns, Paul M.; Musselwhite, Dorothy J.; Parido, Brian T.; Sorrell, Gary W.; Thompson, Jonathan E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to describe the development of content and performance standards for a rubric to evaluate secondary-level solo instrumental music performance using a modified bookmark standard setting procedure. The research questions that guided this study include (1) What are the psychometric qualities of a rubric to evaluate…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Psychometrics, Expertise, Music
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Blackwell, Jennifer – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to compare music studio teachers' (n = 622) and K-12 music teachers' (n = 976) perceptions of the extent to which their postsecondary education helped them develop selected professional skills and abilities, perceptions of how important those same selected skills and abilities are for teaching, and job satisfaction.…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Alumni, Job Satisfaction
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