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Kallio, Alexis Anja – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
Stories have been one means by which qualitative researchers have attempted to engage participants and construct, analyze and present data or findings in a meaningful way. In this article, I look at the impetus for, and potentials of crafting and sharing researcher-written "factional stories" with research participants as a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Story Telling, Teaching Methods
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Gil, Vicent; Reybrouck, Mark; Tejada, Jesús; Verschaffel, Lieven – Research Studies in Music Education, 2015
This intervention-based study focuses on the relation between music and its graphic representation from a meta-representational point of view. It aims to determine whether middle school students show an increase in meta-representational competence (MRC) after an educational intervention. Three classes of 11 to 14-year-old students participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Intervention
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Abramo, Joseph Michael; Austin, Stephen C. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
By exploring "the trumpet" as a metaphor, a successful mid-career instrumental teacher and a teacher educator jointly conducted a narrative inquiry into pedagogy used with a high school composition class. In particular, they focused on the dilemmas that arose when, within this class setting, the instrumental teacher implemented informal…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Oakland, Jane; MacDonald, Raymond; Flowers, Paul – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The effects of musical career disruption are an increasingly important, yet under-researched, area within music education. This article highlights psychological issues that can negatively affect an operatic career. Existing work has examined the effects of redundancy for opera choristers and confirmed the importance of a flexible approach to…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Singing, Careers
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Freer, Patrick K.; Tan, Leonard – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The persistence of young men in choral singing activity has been widely studied in North America, with emerging parallel research in Europe (Freer, 2013; Harrison & Welch, 2012). There has been little such research in Asia. This study, of 12 young men enrolled in Singapore's pre-university schools, collected both written narratives and drawn…
Descriptors: Singing, Males, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Countryman, June – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
This article, drawing upon fieldwork from a larger project investigating the nature of children's self-chosen musical play, explores instances of play that stumble and either morph into something else or are abandoned altogether. Four vignettes of musical play are described, documented during recess observations at several Canadian elementary…
Descriptors: Play, Playgrounds, Music Activities, Vignettes
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Koops, Lisa Huisman; Hankins, Elizabeth A.; Scalise, David; Schatt, Matthew D. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to explore the phenomenon of participation in a high school rock orchestra from the perspective of alumni. Specific research questions addressed the musicians' reflections on experiences in the rock orchestra and the perceived possible impact on their current musical and professional lives. Survey and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, High School Students, Rock Music
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Silvey, Brian A.; Major, Marci L. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
This multiple case study examined undergraduate music majors' perceptions of their experiences while enrolled in a basic conducting course. During the semester, three sophomore music majors with an emphasis in band, choir, or orchestra each participated in three interviews, completed weekly reflection logs, and attended an end-of-the-semester…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Feedback (Response), Music Activities
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Pitts, Stephanie E. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
This article reports on a year-long project carried out in three UK primary schools, which aimed to understand the expectations and experiences of children participating in a series of workshops delivered by the chamber music organisation, Music in the Round. Through drawings, discussions, questionnaires and observations, the children's developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Workshops, Music Education
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Fitzpatrick, Kate R. – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
Within educational settings, well-developed web-based social networking technologies such as interactive weblogs (blogs) can serve to effectively facilitate and mediate interactions among members of a "community of practice" (Chong, 2008; Wenger, White, & Smith, 2009). The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of an…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Music, Music Education, Electronic Publishing
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Clark, Terry; Lisboa, Tânia; Williamon, Aaron – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
Given the current state of understanding surrounding musicians' experiences while performing, this study sought to investigate musicians' thoughts and perceptions during performances and the perceived impact their evaluation of those thoughts and perceptions has on their subsequent musical activities. Twenty-nine student and professional classical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Faculty
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Juslin, Patrik N.; Isaksson, Sara – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
Previous research has highlighted the important role of choice in listeners' responses to music, but relatively little is known about the subjective criteria on which listeners base their choices. Hence, the goal of this study was to make a first attempt to investigate the relative importance of various criteria in listeners' choice and aesthetic…
Descriptors: Music Education, Psychology, Comparative Analysis, Aesthetics
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Shouldice, Heather Nelson – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate teachers' beliefs about compositional experiences in the elementary music classroom. Elementary music teachers (N = 176) in Michigan completed a researcher-designed questionnaire, which included a combination of forced-choice and open-ended questions regarding how teachers define composition, why…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Music, Music Education, Musical Composition
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Long, Marion – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
A substantial proportion of children underachieve in reading (Brooks & Tough, 2006; Doubek & Cooper, 2007; Tymms & Merrill, 2007). This paper builds on the existing evidence base for the link between reading and rhythm, presenting findings of an investigation into a rhythm-based music intervention. Following participation in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Children, Language Rhythm
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Lum, Chee-Hoo; Stromberg, Dirk; Xueyan, Yang – Research Studies in Music Education, 2014
The purpose of this research study is an examination of a music artist-teacher's pedagogical approaches and practices in teaching composition to a Year 5 IB (International Baccalaureate) class in a Singaporean specialized arts school. The study is approached as a qualitative case study spanning a 5-month period involving observation and recording…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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