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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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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 extending-the-discussion article provides contextual information and suggested teaching strategies for helping students develop such abilities. This Part 2 article describes a series of music activities and teaching strategies that can allow teachers to be…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Skill Development
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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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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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Reifinger, James L., Jr. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Developmental dyslexia, or specific reading disorder, is a reading impairment characterized by persistent difficulty in word recognition, decoding, and spelling skills in children despite having average or above academic performance in other areas. To increase an understanding of the nature of dyslexia and its relationship to music, this article…
Descriptors: Music Education, Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, Word Recognition
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Nichols, Bryan E. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Research has provided several scales for valid assessments of singing skills. Singing voice development and singing accuracy (tunefulness) are frequent objectives targeted by teachers in music classrooms. Teachers and directors may find established scoring systems useful for implementing formative or summative assessments. This…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Singing, Accuracy, Music Education
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Fraile, Alejandro – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2019
Based on Regier's article, concert and marching band pedagogical strategies might not transfer to the jazz setting. Participating in jazz pedagogical workshops or graduate courses may develop director jazz pedagogy self-efficacy when possible. This "Extending the Discussion" article provides alternative suggestions for band directors to…
Descriptors: Musicians, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Rohwer, Debbie – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Researchers have documented that participation in community band settings can lead to adults' perceptions of musical and social benefits. Directors who can strategically consider ways to encourage musical and social benefits for their adult band participants may be encouraging these benefits to flourish. This research-to-resource article provides…
Descriptors: Adults, Music Activities, Music, Participation
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Orzolek, Douglas C. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Many researchers, authors, and thinkers submit that a teacher's self-assessment and personal reflections are the best means to evaluate and improve teacher effectiveness. In addition, several researchers, authors, and organizations have taken the time to develop and consider tools to assist in the process of self-evaluation as well as considering…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Reflection
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Taylor, Don – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Millennials are more likely to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) than students from previous generations, signaling new levels of diversity in society. The purpose of this research-to-resource article is to provide music teachers with empathic models of teaching that encourage critical reflection and foster…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teaching Styles, Empathy, Reflection
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Baker, Vicki; Biggers, Carter – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
Research has indicated that a gender imbalance exists in the field of music composition. This inequitable distribution is clearly demonstrated in a state-mandated repertoire list in which women represent 3% of the wind band composers and 12% of the choral composers (all voicings). Ensemble directors are in a position to affect a change by…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Disproportionate Representation, Females, Gender Differences
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Freer, Patrick K. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
This research-to-resource article reports pedagogical implications of several types of research literature. This literature collectively focuses on boys' adolescent development, with specific attention to psychological and sociological implications on the teaching of vocal technique during the period of voice change. From this foundation, the…
Descriptors: Singing, Music, Music Education, Males
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Ferm Thorgersen, Cecilia – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
The article is based on a phenomenological way of thinking about knowledge and learning and will treat the concepts of response and critical friends as ways of sharing experience in higher music education. The problem area I want to illuminate is how teachers, who educate musicians, can use and facilitate development of their students' skills…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments
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Battersby, Sharyn L.; Cave, Agnes – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2014
Preservice elementary education majors are required at many colleges and universities to take a course in music methods to become certified in their field. These courses are offered because they are a valuable component of a well-rounded liberal arts education and helps preservice educators to teach students in a well-rounded fashion. They are…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Preservice Teachers, Integrated Curriculum
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