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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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Hurley, Craig; Musselwhite, Dorothy; Wesolowski, Brian C. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2018
Aural preparation is operationally defined as hearing, performing, decoding, and creating rhythms or pitches aurally prior to the introduction of music notation. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of aural preparation on second grade students' music literacy rhythm skills (i.e. reading, performing, and dictation). The research…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Musical Composition