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Silvey, Brian A.; Springer, D. Gregory – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this replication study was to examine the effects of accompaniment on evaluations of solo instrumental performances. Although previous findings have indicated that instrumental music education majors' evaluations of soloists were not independent of accompaniment, it is unknown whether more experienced evaluators are similarly…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Performance
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Ilari, Beatriz; Helfter, Susan; Huynh, Tina – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
Collective music making has been associated with the emergence of prosocial behaviors in children and adults. Yet, the associations between participation in early childhood music education programs and prosocial skills in young children remain elusive. The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine how children with varied amounts of music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Correlation, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes
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Stambaugh, Laura A.; Nichols, Bryan E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
We examined the relationship between interval identification skill and error detection skill in preservice teachers, accounting for timbral differences by including piano and vocal stimuli. The interval identification test was comprised of 33 items spanning from C2 to B5. Fifteen error detection items were monophonic melodies, two measures long,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preservice Teachers, Auditory Perception, Music Techniques
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Hash, Phillip M. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore music instruction in selected normal schools of the United States during the nineteenth century. The sample consisted of all eighteen state normal schools organized before the end of the U.S. Civil War and provided insight into the earliest period of music at these institutions. Research questions focused…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Music Teachers
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Shaw, Julia T. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
This collective case study examined the perceived impact of a context-specific professional development program, the Urban Music Education Institute, on urban music educators' professional growth. The year-long program, which focused on culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP), featured workshops presented by nationally recognized clinicians…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Music Teachers, Music Education, Faculty Development
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Benetti, Lucia; Costa-Giomi, Eugenia – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2020
Infant vocal production has been studied mainly from the perspective of language development. We studied it from the perspective of singing development by analyzing a 15-month-old's imitations of songs. The infant wore a recording device that yielded a continuous, 16-hr audio recording of all the sounds produced by him and around him throughout…
Descriptors: Infants, Imitation, Singing, Music
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Daugherty, James F.; Grady, Melissa L.; Coffeen, Robert C. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
We assessed the effects of singing in two venues on acoustic and perceptual measures of performances by an SATB choir (N = 28) as it sang in three spacing conditions, on two different riser unit heights, with data acquired from four microphone locations in each hall. Among primary acoustic results, long-term average spectra measures yielded a…
Descriptors: Singing, Group Activities, Acoustics, Audio Equipment
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Rickels, David A.; Hoffman, Edward C., III; Fredrickson, William E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare motivations and influences of high school music students who express an interest in a career in music teaching and those who do not. A previous survey was adapted for the study and administered to a pre-college population that included musicians who stated a preference to pursue music teaching or other…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Music, Music Teachers, Music Education
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Kuebel, Christa R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this multiple-case study was to examine the career development, choices, and goals of elementary general music teachers who identified as instrumental majors during their undergraduate degree programs. Data collection included a questionnaire, interviews, participant journals, and observation field notes; data were organized using…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Majors (Students)
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Norgaard, Martin; Stambaugh, Laura A.; McCranie, Heston – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
Research investigating links between academic achievement and active music instruction has not previously differentiated between different types of instruction. In the current study, 155 seventh- and eighth-grade middle school band students were divided into two groups. Both groups received 2 months of instruction in jazz phrasing, scales, and…
Descriptors: Music, Creative Activities, Executive Function, Music Education
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Russell, Christine R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pitch and rhythm priming tasks on sight-reading accuracy and fluency. High school wind instrumentalists (N = 182) were assigned to one of four experimental groups: pre-/posttest rhythm, pre-/posttest pitch, posttest-only rhythm, or posttest-only pitch. Participants sight-read selected…
Descriptors: Priming, Accuracy, Task Analysis, Music Reading
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Elpus, Kenneth; Abril, Carlos R. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to construct a complete demographic profile of high school music ensemble students using nationally representative data for the U.S. graduating high school class of 2013. We make use of restricted-use data from the National Center for Education Statistics High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS). Results showed…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, High School Students, Profiles
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Nápoles, Jessica; Springer, D. Gregory; Silvey, Brian A.; Adams, Kari – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
In this study, we examined the effects of multiple reference pitch sources on collegiate singers' accuracy in pitch-matching and intonation tasks. We also investigated which reference pitch source participants preferred and for what reasons. Participants (N = 99) sang a two-measure excerpt of "Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine" after listening…
Descriptors: College Students, Music Education, Singing, Intonation
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Roseth, Nicholas E. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore features of university environments that support well-being as perceived by undergraduate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) music and art students. Data were drawn from the 2013-2015 administrations of the College Student Report (CSR) by the National Survey of Student Engagement. Responses of…
Descriptors: College Environment, Well Being, Undergraduate Students, LGBTQ People
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Montemayor, Mark; Silvey, Brian A. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of conductor expressivity on the evaluation of rehearsal instruction. We video recorded two conductors in rehearsal with a university band. We extracted a 3.5-min excerpt of their rehearsals that featured alternation between conductor talk and expressive conducting. For one of the conductors (the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Musicians, Expressive Language
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