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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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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
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Bucura, Elizabeth; Weissberg, JulieAnne – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate elementary students' creating processes and perspectives through composition. Two fourth-grade classes took part in this action research, which consisted of creating four compositions--two with acoustic instruments and two with computer software. For each of the two sound sources, the first composition…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Musical Composition, Action Research, Music Education
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Riley, Patricia E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2013
This case study consisted of an examination of the perspectives of students, teachers, and administrators at the Shuangling Primary School, a rural Chinese school in Shaanxi Province, as they relate to themes of China's most recent curricular reform efforts. The intent was to understand these perspectives and determine how to best assist teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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McQuarrie, Sarah H.; Sherwin, Ronald G. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between actual current assessment practices of elementary music teachers and the assessment topics as published in the literature aimed at those teachers. Specifically, this study sought to: 1) identify the current assessment techniques utilized by elementary music teachers; 2) identify…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Bugos, Jennifer; Jacobs, Edward – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a composition program, Composers in Public Schools (CiPS), on cognitive skills essential for academic success. The underlying hypothesis is that composition instruction will promote creative expression and increase performance on music-specific skills such as music reading, as well as foster…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Arithmetic, Music, Creative Activities
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Della Pietra, Christopher J.; Bidner, Sara; Devaney, Thomas A. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of preservice elementary education classroom teachers toward teaching music and the importance of music in the school curriculum as they prepare to enter the field in an era of high stakes testing, state standards, and accountability. More specifically, responses to twenty-nine statements…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Johanson, Dale E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2008
The purpose of this study was to elicit information through a survey from non-tenured and tenured music performance teachers and their music supervisors concerning their perceived needs and concerns at work. An instrument created for evaluation and assessment was constructed to yield twelve scale areas of needs and concerns. Comparison of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Supervisors, Tenure
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Miyamoto, Karen A. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2005
A pretest-posttest experimental design was utilized to determine the efficacy of the Yuba Method on inaccurate elementary singers. Testing of pitch accuracy was analyzed using the Sona-Speech Model 3600 software program. Inaccurate singers (N=168) from a population of 320 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students, were divided into three subgroups…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Singing, Outcomes of Treatment, Experimental Groups
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Gauthier, Delores; Dunn, Robert E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2004
This pilot study compared two approaches for teaching rhythm reading skills to first-grade children. Two intact first-grade classes participated in six lessons focusing on simple rhythms (4 beats using eighth and quarter notes). The lessons were based on the same musical materials; only the approach was varied. After random assignment, Class 1…
Descriptors: Scores, Teaching Methods, Music Reading, Pretests Posttests
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Hanson, Marlene – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2003
This study was an investigation of the effects of sequenced Kodaly literacy-based music instruction on the spatial reasoning skills of kindergarten students. Subjects in the pretest-posttest control group design were 54 kindergarten students who were enrolled in three kindergarten classes in a rural elementary community school. Experimental group…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Music Education, Music