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Spieker, Matthew H. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to compare the use of figurative language between master and novice instrumental music teachers and to investigate their attitudes toward figurative language as a teaching tool. Figurative language is defined as any creative verbal instruction intended to teach a concept. Sixteen (N = 16) secondary school,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Figurative Language
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Payne, Phillip; Burrack, Frederick – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2017
This exploratory case study, focused on a music teacher preparation program, examined the coursework ePortfolios of pre-service music teachers to determine if any parts of the ePortfolio process predicted teaching effectiveness in the classroom during the student teaching semester. Sixty-five undergraduate pre-service music teachers made up the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Academic Achievement, Predictive Measurement
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Wagoner, Cynthia L. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this paper is two-fold: first, to examine the impact of historical sociopolitical events on music education, particularly post 9/11 with the intent of establishing a context for social justice issues; and second, how we might examine the broad implications to further music education research focusing on social justice. Issues of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Music, Music Education, Terrorism
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Royston, Natalie Steele – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2013
The purposes of this study were to describe collegiate band members' preferred teacher interpersonal behaviors and perceptions of self-efficacy based on the gender, year in college, instrument, and major and to measure the relationship between preferences of interpersonal teacher behavior and self-efficacy scores. The sample (N = 1,020) was…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Music Activities
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Shin, Jihae – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to investigate interactions between two doctoral students and their colleagues in a graduate music education program and determine how a community of peer interactions functions as a resource to prepare music teacher educators. Results of this study showed that peer interactions between two participants and other…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Education, Graduate Students
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Gleason, Bruce – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2012
Himie Voxman is a name few instrumental teachers and students of the past fifty years would fail to recognize. His method books and arrangements are in school districts and private studios across the United States, serving as a testimony to his influence as a teacher, scholar, editor and arranger. His life and career as a prominent U.S. music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Music Teachers, Biographies
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Silvey, Brian A. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of orchestration on musicians' and nonmusicians' (N = 40) perception of musical tension. Participants were asked to register their perceptions of tension using the Continuous Response Digital Interface dial while listening to three orchestrations (full orchestra, brass quintet, and solo piano)…
Descriptors: Musicians, Stimuli, Problems, Music
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Hellman, Daniel; McDowell, Carol – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the factors associated with enrolling, continuing, and completing alternative certification programs in music education. Data were collected via surveys and semi-structured interviews of music teacher candidates from 43 program completers from seven alternative certification programs in three states. In…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Music Education, Music, Interviews
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Reimer, Mark U. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2009
Semester assessment of college wind band members is an issue that conductors would probably agree falls within their academic freedom. Institutions may award as little as no credit or even a percentage of a credit for ensemble participation, although the time and effort required of the students and their conductor is undoubtedly equivalent to, or…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Music, Music Theory
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Brewer, Wesley D. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2009
This study explored the responsibilities and experiences of three collegiate drum majors as student leaders of a marching band at a major university. Marching band continues to be a prevalent and highly visible aspect of music education in the United States. The preparation and utilization of student leaders in music remains common, but little…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Music, Musicians
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Phillips, Kenneth H. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2008
This essay on graduate music education is in response to an article by David Hebert on challenges and solutions in online music teacher education that appeared in the online journal, "Research and Issues in Music Education," 5(1). The author found the article stimulating because so little has been written on the topic of music teacher education at…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Teacher Education, Graduate Study
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Hebert, David G. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2007
With the rapid proliferation of online courses among mainstream universities in recent years, it is likely that more online music education programs will continue to emerge in the near future, which begs the question of what effects this new development will have on the profession. Can online education truly be of the same quality as a traditional…
Descriptors: Music Education, Online Courses, Rural Areas, Music Teachers
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Hollinger, Diana; Sullivan, Jill M. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to compare technology-based practice (Radio Baton and Digital Conducting System) to self-practice (recorded music) on the skill achievement of beginning conductors. Participants (N = 33) were undergraduate music majors--education and performance--from two beginning conducting classes randomly assigned to either the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Undergraduate Students
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Devroop, Karendra; Aguilar, Beatriz – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate the occupational aspirations and expectations of students majoring in music education in Mexico. This study utilized the population of students majoring in music education at the National School of Music (NSM) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. A questionnaire that was developed,…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Music Education, International Schools, Music
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Prouty, Kenneth E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2004
This essay examines how jazz educators construct methods for teaching the art of improvisation in institutionalized jazz studies programs. Unlike previous studies of the processes and philosophies of jazz instruction, I examine such processes from a cultural standpoint, to identify why certain methods might be favored over others. Specifically,…
Descriptors: Music, Creative Activities, Cultural Differences, Cultural Context
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