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Gilliam, Tianna Marin – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of three choral configurations on a soprano section's sound. The first configuration resembled a choir section without an assigned standing position, the second configuration grouped singers by timbre, and the third used acoustic-compatibility placement. Three conductors configured a university…
Descriptors: Singing, Acoustics, Placement, College Students
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Haning, Marshall – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
Through the use of an intrinsic case study, I investigated student and teacher perceptions of a collaborative and student-directed music learning approach in a high school choral classroom. Students (N = 29) in a beginning high school choir were asked to choose and learn a piece of repertoire without substantive input or help from the choral…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Music Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Sorenson, Rachel – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of undergraduate music education majors regarding the skills needed to teach popular music classes, and their comfort level with those skills. Preservice music educators (N = 81) completed a researcher-designed questionnaire describing their previous experiences with popular music, their…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Majors (Students), Popular Culture
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Adams, Kari – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
Many music educators are concerned about building healthy classroom communities as they prepare to transition to online or blended learning environments. Research involving distance education has indicated that several techniques in the design and delivery of online instruction can increase students' sense of community, commitment to the course,…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Ang, Kathryn; Panebianco, Clorinda; Odendaal, Albi – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The relationship between a parent and a teacher can be fraught with difficulties because of role conflicts that may result from the negotiations that occur between them. We synthesized recent perspectives drawn from the research literature on parent-teacher relationships with that of role theory, and aim to demonstrate how the current research…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Music Education, Role Theory, Literature Reviews
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Yoo, Hyesoo – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
In a global society, 21st century skills are fundamental for every student. Furthermore, in today's digital world, technology is expected to be part of students' learning experiences. In the following research-to-resource article, I provide practical strategies and ideas for integrating technology into a performing ensemble program in order to…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, 21st Century Skills, Skill Development, Creativity
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Weiger, Erich A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this literature review was to synthesize relevant research concerning the blended learning and flipped lesson models, and their potential role in performance-based music classrooms. I provide theoretical backgrounds of these models and introduce Puentedura's Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition model as a possible…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Blended Learning, Competency Based Education, Music Education
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Lordo, Jackie – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
Musicians and athletes share many common traits. Both groups learn a combination of physical and mental skills to attain expert status. In this literature review, I provide a short history of research on expertise development and two models: Bloom's model of expertise development and the Developmental Model of Sport Participation. The Bloom model…
Descriptors: Music, Expertise, Musicians, Athletics
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Cumberledge, Jason P. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
COVID-19 mitigations significantly altered college marching band operations during the fall 2020 football season. Modified band operations may have affected students' sense of community and togetherness. The purpose of this study was to investigate college marching band students' perceptions of community and other band experiences during the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Music Activities, Musical Instruments
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Weimer, Kristina R. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this literature review was to examine education research on mentor identification, selection, preparation, and ongoing development. I organized the review in three main sections: (a) criteria for mentor identification and selection, (b) mentor preparation and development practices and processes, and (c) implications for music…
Descriptors: Mentors, Music Education, Selection Criteria, Self Esteem
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Yoo, Hyesoo – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The inclusion of musics from varied cultural traditions in school music curricula has become increasingly important. Research findings indicate that providing students with opportunities to learn musics from diverse cultures can increase acceptance and appreciation of different cultures, enrich music and cultural experiences, and nurture…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism
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Zabanal, John Rine A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine invited orchestras and their selected repertoire at the Midwest Clinic from 1990 through 2019. A majority of invited orchestras (N = 261) were from the United States and primarily consisted of high school musicians. The most performed piece for full orchestra was "Symphony No. 8, op." 88 by Dvorák…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Music
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Powell, Bryan – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The recent increase in popular music education in K-12 school music programs is in part due to the expansion of modern band programming throughout the United States. Modern band is a term used to describe school music ensembles that include popular music instruments and focus on performing music that is meaningful to the students while…
Descriptors: Music Education, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Singing
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Scherer, Alec D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine inservice high school band directors' perceptions and applications of democratic rehearsal procedures in concert band rehearsals. Respondents (N = 216) were members of the National Association for Music Education who were currently teaching concert band at the high school level. Respondents indicated that…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Democratic Values, Drills (Practice)
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Simpson, Alvin F., III – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2021
I surveyed inservice instrumental music educators (N = 96) to determine their comfort level for teaching and performing on secondary band instruments. Research questions included the following: (1) How comfortable do inservice music educators feel teaching and performing on secondary instruments?; (2) Does grade level affect educators' comfort…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
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