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Bergee, Martin J.; Weingarten, Kevin M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
We used multilevel mixed modeling to test the extent to which students' music achievement scores were related to their reading and math achievement scores. Of the four levels examined (individual students, classrooms, schools, and districts), only individuals and districts accounted for a significant portion of the total variance in achievement…
Descriptors: Music Education, Academic Achievement, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Buonviri, Nathan O. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two listening strategies on rhythmic dictation scores. In a within-subjects design, 54 undergraduate music majors completed two-measure rhythmic dictations under each of three conditions: (a) no prescribed approach, (b) required listening before writing, and (c) required writing while…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Music Education, Musical Composition, Listening Skills
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Springer, D. Gregory; Schlegel, Amanda L.; Lewis, Andrew J. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of timbral instructions on pitch and timbre production. High school (n = 28) and collegiate (n = 28) trumpeters played sustained tones at two octave levels (written C4 and C5) following three types of timbral instructions (dark-timbre, bright-timbre, or neutral instructions). Presentation orders…
Descriptors: Music Education, Intonation, Auditory Perception, Acoustics
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Prichard, Stephanie – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of music practice instruction on middle school band students' ability to articulate and incorporate practice strategies. Participants were middle school band students at a large suburban middle school (N = 105). Using a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design, participants were divided…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Teaching Methods, Middle School Students
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Edelman, Philip B. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of cooperating teachers regarding the importance of certain teacher traits, behaviors, and skills as predictors of a successful student teaching experience. The sample consisted of teachers who had served as cooperating teachers (N = 519). Participants rated a list of 40 teacher traits,…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Personality Traits
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Regier, Bradley J. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent that concert band directors' self-efficacy for teaching strategies was influenced by its four sources: mastery experiences, verbal persuasions, vicarious experiences, and physiological state. A secondary purpose was to investigate possible relationships between directors' self-efficacy and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Music Activities, Self Efficacy, Teaching Skills
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Hash, Phillip M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The global pandemic caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in spring 2020 resulted in schools moving to remote learning (RL) models for the remainder of the academic year. The purpose of this study was to examine the practices, experiences, and perspectives of elementary and secondary school band directors in relation to RL during this period.…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Music Education, Music Activities, COVID-19
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Taylor, Donald M.; Raadt, Jay S. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a "gay-sounding" voice on heterosexual music teachers' perceptions of music teaching effectiveness. Music teachers across the United States (N = 575) listened to two men between the ages of 18 and 25 years old with stereotypically gay and straight voices, respectively, reading a…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Music Education, Stereotypes
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Conway, Colleen; Vaughan-Marra, Jessica; Marra, Christopher – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of master of music education degree program directors and alumni from selected schools regarding the ways in which their music education master's programs balance the varied needs of program participants. Findings are presented in the two broad categories of improvement in P-12 teacher…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Music Education, Administrator Attitudes
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Haning, Marshall – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this grounded theory research was to investigate music teachers' perceptions of the role and influence of performances in K-12 music programs and the processes by which these performances impact music teaching and learning. Three specific research questions informed this study: (1) What role do performances play in school music…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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dos Santos, Regina Antunes Teixeira; dos Santos, Rafael Puchalski – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
Addressing the disparate levels of aural skills that students may have acquired through their daily musical experiences prior to formal schooling can be difficult. Placement tests within the Western classical musical tradition typically involve structural decoding and formal concepts of elementary music theory. In this manuscript, we discuss the…
Descriptors: Music Theory, Music Education, Outreach Programs, Student Placement
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Pfordresher, Peter Q.; Demorest, Steven M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to analyze a large sample of volunteers from the general population who were tested with an identical online measure of singing accuracy. A sample of 632 participants completed the Seattle Singing Accuracy Protocol (SSAP), a standardized measure of singing accuracy, available online, that includes a test of pitch…
Descriptors: Correlation, Accuracy, Singing, Computer Assisted Testing
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Rossin, Emily G.; Bergee, Martin J. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2021
This is the sixth and culminating study in a series whose purpose has been to acquire a conceptual understanding of school band performance and to develop an assessment based on this understanding. With the present study, we cross-validated and applied a rating scale for school band performance. In the cross-validation phase, college students…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Music, Performance
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Shaw, Ryan D. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to understand the social networks of three instrumental music teachers in a midwestern school district. Research questions were (1) How do instrumental music teachers describe their formal/instructional networks? and (2) How do instrumental music teachers' social networks differ by career stage? I used a qualitative…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Social Networks, Musical Instruments
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Diaz, Frank M.; Silveira, Jason M.; Strand, Katherine – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
We investigated the efficacy of a phenomenological matrix of mindfulness as a framework for examining expectations, formal meditation experiences, and appraisals of first-year college music students (N = 18) who participated in a 5-day mindfulness module offered through an introductory course in music education. Participants expressed hopes that…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Music Education, College Freshmen, Wellness
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