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Steele Royston, Natalie; Payne, Phillip D.; Barnes, Adrian D.; Bertelli-Wilinski, Kate – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2021
Transfer students account for growing numbers in four-year music education programs. To better understand this increasing population of students, researchers employed parallel method design. One strand investigated music education faculty members' (n = 83) perceptions of transfer student preparedness, procedures, and expectations to understand…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Transfer Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Kladder, Jonathan – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2021
The criteria used to admit prospective music teachers in colleges and universities across the United States has remained relatively unchanged since their inception. These criteria disenfranchise a population of potential music teachers who hold musical backgrounds outside the Western European art tradition. This autoethnography illuminates the…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Musicians, Music Teachers
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Robison, Tiger – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine music education undergraduate students' expectations of and preferences for their music education faculty members' personal and professional backgrounds and compare them to the actual backgrounds of current music teacher educators. Participants (N = 293) from 55 randomly-selected NASM-accredited…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teacher Characteristics, Undergraduate Students, Expectation
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Gilbert, Danni – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to determine what technologies are used in fourth- and fifth-grade instrumental music and to examine factors that influence the attitudes of teachers, students, and their parents toward the use of those technologies. Two researcher-designed questionnaires, the "Technology in Music Usage Questionnaire" (TMUQ)…
Descriptors: Music Education, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Hash, Phillip M. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2021
Teacher shortage in all subjects, including music, has been an ongoing concern in the United States since the 1980s. The shortage is especially acute in urban and rural schools that serve economically disadvantaged students. This article examines (a) music teacher shortage in relation to P-12 public schools in general, (b) the demand for music…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Teacher Recruitment, Alternative Teacher Certification, Music Teachers
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Nii-Dortey, Moses; Arhine, Adwoa – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2019
This paper investigates an obvious paradox in the pre-tertiary music/aesthetic education of Ghana, which defies the pedagogical principles of continuity and progression. This paradox involves the simultaneous disappearance and growth of music/aesthetic education at the foundational basic schools and high schools respectively. Growth at the high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Holistic Approach, Aesthetic Education
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Roseth, Nicholas E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2019
The primary purpose of this study was to design a reliable and valid continuous-time coding tool for measuring teacher use of space and teacher interactions based on prior research (Hesler, 1972; Martin, 2002). The tool captured teachers' use of space as they moved through 14 identified areas of the large instrumental ensemble classroom and…
Descriptors: Space Utilization, Measures (Individuals), Music Teachers, Test Reliability
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Arica, Eylem – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2019
Despite the existence of educators who use the third position as the home position for beginner violin training and get positive results, repertoires of violin pedagogues and current music school curricula show an overwhelming preference for the first position. I determined that studies on this preference and research related to the use of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods
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Boisvert, Stéphanie – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2019
The effects of learning to sing with and without Curwen hand signs on singing accuracy in kindergarten-age children were compared. Participants comprised an experimental group (Curwen signs) and a control group (without signs), each containing 33 children aged 5 to 6 years. All participants took 30 music lessons centered on learning songs. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten
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Matthews, Wendy K.; Johnson, Daniel C. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2019
In large music ensembles, directors make countless instructional decisions on a daily basis that indicate their learning priorities and guide student learning. In particular, expert music directors (i.e., those having earned a master's degree and/or National Board Certification) have advanced problem-solving strategies and effective means of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Music Activities, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Sanderson, David N.; Buzza, Timothy D.; Jannings, Christopher S.; Kim, Kangwon; Maure, Bryan D.; Soderberg-Chase, Jonathan – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2019
For this study the researchers examined music teacher responses to survey items pertaining to their working conditions. Participants reported their satisfaction about factors related to music program funding, facilities, workload, professional development, and school culture. Responses were analyzed to detect possible differences in responses due…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes
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Mellizo, Jennifer – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this explanatory sequential mixed methods study was to explore K-12 music educators' changes in practice one year after completing a three-week professional development experience in world music education. Results from the quantitative phase of research indicated all participants (n = 10) perceived distinct changes in practice after…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Hedgecoth, David M. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine democratic practice in a large ensemble setting. A large (N = 63) auditioned concert band served as the case study for the present investigation. A series of self-guided rehearsals provided the opportunity for the ensemble members to engage in democratic musical governance without a conductor. Mixed-method…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Democracy, Governance, Group Activities
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Smiraglia, Christina; Asaah, Gordon Divine; Lacerda, Hanako Sawada – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2018
Although many programs aim to develop students' listening skills and promote the appreciation of Western classical music, relatively few such programs incorporate visual art. This study examined the perceived effectiveness of the Edinburgh International Festival's (EIF) "Art of Listening" program in reaching its stated goals to: develop…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Visual Arts, Music Appreciation, Foreign Countries
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Brewer, Wesley – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2018
In this study I analyze and describe the contents of recommended band repertoire lists to explore which composers' music is recommended and arranged for band most often. Fourteen repertoire lists provided by state-level music associations and independent publishers were included in the analysis, comprising a total of 32,267 entries. Previous…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Musicians, Music Activities, Organizations (Groups)
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