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Grieser, Diane R.; Hendricks, Karin S. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2018
In the past few decades, there has been an increase in the percentage of non-string specialists teaching string classes. In this article, we review literature about subject-specific pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in general and music education settings, to better understand the challenges that teachers with limited knowledge of…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Music, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Walter, Jennifer S. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
In the past 10 years, educating university musicians about hearing protection for long-term career stability and success has become more common, as has the adoption of hearing conservation programs. The purpose of this study was to explore preservice music teachers' self-reported use of earplugs. Undergraduate preservice teachers (N = 129) were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Music Teachers, Musicians, Hearing Impairments
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Baughman, Melissa – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This study investigated collegiate voice instructors' approaches for teaching practice strategies to their students. Voice instructors (N = 46) from accredited institutions in three Midwestern states participated in a researcher-designed survey, which described (a) the types of practice strategies addressed in lessons, (b) the methods used for…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Music Teachers, Singing
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Baker, Valerie A. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify teacher opinion of piano use, the amount of piano use, and current purposes for pianos in elementary general music classrooms. A geographically diverse sample of general music teachers (N = 189) completed a piano use survey. The data indicated that teachers felt piano was an important part of elementary…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Music Education, Elementary School Students, Musical Instruments
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St. Pierre, Nathan A.; Wuttke, Brian C. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This study sought to describe the prevalence of Standards-based grading (SBG) among practicing music teachers and report the rationale teachers provided for or against its use. Participants were music educators (N = 96) responsible for grading students. Most participants (52.08%, n = 50) indicated that they were not familiar with SBG. Many…
Descriptors: Grading, Standards, Music Education, Music Teachers
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Tan, Leonard – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This article is a review of research literature on the teaching of concepts in instrumental music education. It is organized in four parts (a) the value of concept teaching in large instrumental ensembles, (b) time spent teaching concepts during rehearsals, (c) approaches to concept teaching, and (d) implications for music education. Research has…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Concept Teaching
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Millican, J. Si – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
This review of the literature examines the process of matching students with band instruments as presented in academic research journals and practitioner publications. While some directors may evaluate the potential impact of students' physical characteristics such as lip size and shape, teeth and jaw structure, body build, and so forth, other…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Educational Research, Music Activities
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Denis, John M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The transition from the conceptually focused world of the student to the professionally pragmatic world of the teacher can be jarring and difficult. One of the more useful educational experiences for facilitating this transition is that of student teaching. This review of literature examines the personal relationships, expectations, reflective…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Baumgartner, Christopher M.; Councill, Kimberly H. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the structure and content of music student teaching seminars at 4-year, degree-granting institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music across the United States. A secondary purpose was to determine how these seminars (a) addressed perceived needs of student teachers and beginning…
Descriptors: Music, Student Teaching, Beginning Teachers, Student Teachers
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Svec, Christina L. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of the study was to describe elementary music method choice and certification method choice overall and across the elementary music career cycle. Participants (N = 254) were categorized as Level I or Elementary Division in a southwestern music education association database. The questionnaire included 25 four-point Likert-type items…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Questionnaires, School Districts
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Halick, Mary E. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
There is a long-standing belief in U.S. music education that students should learn music from other cultures. Research that incorporates elements of neuroscience, music, and culture can provide evidence teachers need to improve the design and implementation of multicultural music education curricula. The purpose of this short-form literature…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Music, Music Education, Statistical Analysis
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Parkes, Kelly A.; Jones, Brett D.; Wilkins, Jesse L. M. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of using a motivation inventory with music students in upper-elementary, middle, and high school. We used the middle/high school version of the MUSIC Model of Academic Motivation Inventory to survey 93 students in the 5th to 12th grades in one school. Our analysis revealed…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Questionnaires, Student Surveys
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Nápoles, Jessica – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe the perceptions of teachers, ensemble members, and outside observers when evaluating the effectiveness of rehearsals conducted with reduced amounts of verbal instruction. Preservice teachers led choral rehearsals employing Archibeque's "rule of seven," wherein instructions were delivered in seven…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Music, Music Education
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Williams, Matthew – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
Reviews of literature on music preference may provide music educators with a variety of research on information, techniques, and methods to implement in the music classroom. Calls to widen the types of music used in curricula seem to underscore the importance of research exploring preference using music other than, and in addition to, Western art…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Music, Preferences, Performance Factors
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Draves, Tami J. – Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate the experiences of instrumental music teachers in Designing Arts Instruction, a 4-day professional development course in a large urban school district. Specifically, I was interested in which activities participants (a) found most relevant and applicable to their current teaching situation, (b)…
Descriptors: Music Techniques, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Music Teachers
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