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Soto, Amanda C. – Texas Music Education Research, 2018
Carlos moved his fingers up and down the fretboard of his guitar as he plucked out the notes of Niccoló Paganini's Sonata (Op. 3, No. 1). The piece was one of several classical guitar selections that comprised his senior recital, a capstone project for his music education degree. He executed the Paganini with ease, and it was evident that he was…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Music, Music Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Bailey, Mark A. – Texas Music Education Research, 2018
Socioeconomic Status (SES) is defined as "the relative position of individuals, families, or groups in stratified social systems where some societal values (e.g., occupational prestige, education) are not uniformly distributed" (Bornstein & Bradley, 2003). The relationship between student achievement and SES has been a focus in…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Social Systems
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Rohwer, Debbie – Texas Music Education Research, 2018
Education organizations have noted a gender disparity in administrative leadership. In colleges, the American Council on Education urged leaders to move the needle from having 30% to 50% of U.S. college presidents be women by 2030 (ACE, 2017). A gender inequity has also been documented in school district populations (PBS, 2016), with a majority of…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Gender Bias, College Presidents, Superintendents
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Pearce, Kevin – Texas Music Education Research, 2018
Improving concert attendance is a concern for most classical music organizations, both for continued financial stability and for artistic fulfillment. According to a statistical report from the League of American Orchestras (2015), slightly more than a third of orchestras' total revenue comes from concert sales. Good concert attendance can also…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Audiences, Participation
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Mayo, Whitney – Texas Music Education Research, 2018
While there has been extensive research concerning music composition execution and benefits in general, there has been limited research found specifically regarding how the initiation of a composition project effects student anxiety levels. There have been a dearth of studies examining specific prompts or directions given to students before they…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Anxiety, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Rohwer, Debbie – Texas Music Education Research, 2017
The purpose of the current study was to describe adult band musicians' perceptions of task difficulty, use of practice techniques, and confidence to learn using the one-minute paper in an adult concert band setting.
Descriptors: Adults, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Difficulty Level
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Martinez, Jonathan; Persellin, Diane – Texas Music Education Research, 2017
Sixth-grade band, orchestra, and choir directors face a complex challenge when starting their new ensembles in the fall. Sixth-grade students are diverse; some come from strong music programs with adequate resources and others from weaker music programs with fewer resources. In addition, student populations are often ethnically and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Middle School Students
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Murillo, Robert E. – Texas Music Education Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perceptions about the viability and benefit of using a digital music curriculum in the elementary music classroom. A survey was created that focused on three leading digital curricula providers: PK-5/8: "Quaver's Marvelous World of Music®", "MusicPlay Online®" by Themes and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Students, Technology Uses in Education, Curriculum Development
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Lovorn, Tonya – Texas Music Education Research, 2016
Sight-reading is widely considered one of the most important parts of a choral music education and plays an important role in developing independent music learners (Collins, 1993) and a good indicator of music achievement (Hayward & Gromko, 2009). It has also been said that better sight-readers tend to be better performers (Lehman &…
Descriptors: Music Education, Singing, High School Students, Music Reading
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Valdes, Ethan; Persellin, Diane – Texas Music Education Research, 2016
Elementary music educators teach their students songs to engage them in active learning, to share new musical concepts, and for the sheer enjoyment of singing. Because it allows students to learn about music by actively participating in the musical experience, singing is an effective tool in the elementary setting. Vocal modeling occurs when a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Males
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Alexander, Michael – Texas Music Education Research, 2016
Reading music at sight involves the simultaneous execution of numerous skills. While the successful performance of a rhythmic bowing skill may indicate complete mastery of the holistic skill, partial success may still reflect mastery of some sub-tasks (rhythmic pattern or bowing style). Based on the preliminary findings regarding bow direction by…
Descriptors: Music Reading, Music Education, Psychomotor Skills, Musical Instruments
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Parrott, Samuel M.; Simmons, Amy L. – Texas Music Education Research, 2016
Many attendees of live classical music concerts are experiencing programmed music for the first time and some are unfamiliar with the performance genre itself, particularly if their backgrounds do not include formal music training. Because listeners are less likely to enjoy music they are hearing for the first time, it could be beneficial for…
Descriptors: Singing, Audiences, Programs, Printed Materials
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Killian, Janice L.; Wayman, John B. – Texas Music Education Research, 2015
The importance of music education in American schools is well established, with 93% of Americans agreeing that music should be a part of a well-rounded education (Harris, 2005). Students preparing to teach in the elementary classroom (elementary education majors) in American colleges and universities typically take a music class (sometimes two) as…
Descriptors: Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Music Activities
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Rohwer, Debbie – Texas Music Education Research, 2015
There is a need for a study to provide in-depth information about emerging researcher leaders in terms of how they prepared for their career and how they utilize time and resources in their current positions in order to have continued research success. The purpose of the current study was to describe emerging research leaders' graduate school…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, College Faculty, Leaders
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Frey-Clark, Marta – Texas Music Education Research, 2015
Music participation and academic achievement have long been of interest to educators, researchers and policy makers. The literature is replete with studies linking music participation to higher state assessment scores, grade point averages, and Standardized Achievement Test (SAT) scores. If students from quality music programs academically…
Descriptors: Music, Academic Achievement, Middle School Students, Musicians
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