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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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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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Palkki, Joshua – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2015
In the United States, Latino/a students are underrepresented in secondary school music programs (Elpus & Abril, 2011). By understanding the needs of Latino/a students, music educators can create programs that will better serve this student population. This intrinsic case study chronicles the experiences of Cassandra and Elena, two students…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Singing, Music Teachers, Case Studies
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Rohwer, Debbie – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of the current study was to describe the process of music learning and the perceptions of members in a school-based middle school handbell setting. The participants were 39 students and one music teacher in a middle school in Texas. The design of the current study was a case study using observation and interview data. The results…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Music, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Gumm, Alan J.; Battersby, Sharyn L.; Simon, Kathryn L.; Shankles, Andrew E. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2011
The purpose of the present study was to identify whether conductors distinguish functions of conducting similarly to functions implied in previous research. A sample of 84 conductors with a full range of experience levels (M = 9.8) and of a full range of large ensemble types and ensemble age levels rated how much they pay attention to 82…
Descriptors: Age, Music, Construct Validity, Validity
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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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Rohwer, Debbie – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2010
The purpose of the study was to describe the participation perceptions of church choir musicians. Twenty-two choral musicians in 3 churches were interviewed. The results align with past research on community music ensembles in terms of musical and social perceptions of the participants, including concepts of recruitment, attendance, and diverse…
Descriptors: Church Programs, Singing, Music, Group Membership
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Whitcomb, Rachel – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2010
A call-and-response drumming activity was carried out to determine the rhythmic characteristics of improvised patterns created by preschool children. Specific goals of the study were to: (1) determine the durations, start and stop times, and rhythmic patterns of improvised responses to a simple given call using drums; (2) determine the presence or…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Music, Music Activities, Pattern Recognition
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