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Zabanal, John-Rine A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to survey collegiate string musicians on their use of drone accompaniments to improve intonation. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to collegiate string musicians (N = 152). Most participants reported that they used a drone accompaniment as a tool to improve their intonation and that they were introduced…
Descriptors: Music Education, College Students, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques
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Fisher, Ryan – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this Research-to-Resource article is to provide choral directors a short, practical guide to working with male singers throughout their voice change using research-based strategies. Practical recommendations about vocal range assessment, music selection, and vocal warm-ups are provided.
Descriptors: Males, Singing, Music Education, Individual Development
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Gardner, Robert D. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
There are many factors that influence the ability to play with accurate intonation, and this Part 1 "Extending the Discussion" article provides background on string intonation, including the physics of intonation, the relationship between stringed instrument technique and intonation, and how students learn to play with accurate…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Accuracy
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Warnet, Victoria – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the performance trends of middle school, junior/senior high school, and high school ensembles at District Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Jazz Band Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) from 2012 to 2017. More specifically, this study investigated the pieces, composers, and arrangers most frequently…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Junior High Schools, High Schools, Musical Instruments
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Sindberg, Laura K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
Real-world experiences, such as situated learning, fieldwork, and student teaching have been among the most prevalent examples employed in teacher preparation programs. Despite the increasing evidence in support of service learning in music teacher preparation, there are a limited number of models specific to instrumental music education. The…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Service Learning, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Robison, Tiger; Williams, Blair; Hoffman, Edward; Eros, John – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this literature review was to gather and examine current research related to the recruitment of precollegiate students into traditional music teacher education programs in the United States. Research has shown that precollegiate students who pursue music education as a career are influenced by their secondary ensemble directors.…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Minority Groups, Teacher Education Programs
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Tan, Leonard; Sin, Hui Xing – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this article was to review and synthesize the research literature on achievement goals in music contexts. It is structured in four parts: (a) adaptive dispositions and outcomes, (b) motivational climate, (c) music and other domains, and (d) implications for music education. Researchers have found that learners who endorse mastery…
Descriptors: Music Education, Achievement, Mastery Learning, Academic Achievement
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Freer, Patrick K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
This short-form article reports a content analysis of all school-based ensemble concert programs distributed at the 2015 national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, the American String Teachers Association, and the Midwest Clinic. The purpose was to address perceptions that print and design expectations for the concert…
Descriptors: Printed Materials, Comparative Analysis, Conferences (Gatherings), National Organizations
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Kelly-McHale, Jacqueline – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The terms "culturally responsive teaching" and "culturally responsive pedagogy" have become more common in the vernacular of public-school teaching. However, practical applications of cultural responsivity are not often clearly presented due to the nature of being responsive. Responsivity requires knowledge of students and…
Descriptors: Music, Culturally Relevant Education, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Rawlings, Jared R. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Adjudicated events, including music festivals, contests, and competitions, are performance opportunities for American instrumental music programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits and challenges of participating in large-group instrumental adjudicated events in three Kansas high school programs. Data analysis followed…
Descriptors: Competition, Performance, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Millican, Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Rawlings recommended that music teachers should select pieces for large-ensemble adjudicated events that not only challenge student musicians but also help ensure student success and promote a positive experience preparing for and participating in the event. Ideally, the selections should balance the strengths of the ensemble with the challenges…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musicians, Musical Instruments
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Williams, Matthew L.; Geringer, John M.; Brittin, Ruth V. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore music listening and performance characteristics of middle and high school students. The questions under investigation addressed reasons for liking a favorite piece, time spent listening, media used to listen, ways in which students discovered new music, and the types of music performed as well as the types…
Descriptors: Music, Listening, Music Education, Middle School Students
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Adams, Kari – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Choral configuration, an umbrella term that refers to acoustical placement, formation, or spacing among singers, may cause noticeable transformations to the sound of a choir and the vocal production of ensemble members. Researchers have sought to discover how and to what extent these variables affect the choral sound. The purpose of this article…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Ng, Hoon Hong – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
This article is a review of literature that conceptualizes the practice of collective free music improvisation as a sociocommunicative endeavor, with its appended value and implications to musicians and music learners. Researchers have revealed that this conceptualization breaks down cultural and stylistic music boundaries to establish…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Creative Activities, Constructivism (Learning)
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Mercado, Emily M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this literature review is to examine research in popular, informal, nontraditional, out-of-school, and vernacular music education from 2012 to the present in order to concentrate on recent literature and make suggestions to inform current practice. Researchers have indicated that these classrooms can provide creative and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Learner Engagement, Musicians
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