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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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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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Kloss, Thomas E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2013
Teacher turnover remains an important issue in education. The least researched perspectives, though, are those of the students who experience teacher turnover. The purpose of this study was to examine how high school band students experience teacher turnover. A total of twelve students were interviewed, representing three schools that experienced…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Musical Instruments, Music Education, High School Students
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Wilson, Jill M. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2012
In choral ensembles, a pursuit where females far outnumber males, concern exists that females are being devalued. Attitudes of female choral singers may be negatively affected by the gender imbalance that exists in mixed choirs and by the placement of the mixed choir as the most select ensemble in a program. The purpose of this research was to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Rohwer, Debbie; Rohwer, Mark – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe choristers' perceptions of Welsh men's choir participation. Four choirs were observed in concert and rehearsal settings across Wales. Focus group interviews were conducted with between 4 and 10 members in each of the 4 choral settings for a total of 24 total interview respondents. The interviewees had a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Recruitment, Music, Foreign Countries
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Shansky, Carol – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2012
Participation in community music ensembles is an important and popular form of music education--with members of ensembles that perform within religious services having the opportunity of experiencing a possible extra dimension of a spiritual experience. Thus the intent of this study was to survey adult choir and band members at Temple Emeth in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Singing, Clergy
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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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Shansky, Carol – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore the motivations of adults in choosing to participate in community orchestras. This paper identifies many of those motivations and examines the reasons and implications of why the adults in the study chose to continue to play in community orchestras. The investigation was conducted in 2007 via a case study…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Music, Musicians, Adults