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Hanson, Josef – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
Internet video has altered the teaching and learning of instrumental music, breaking down barriers separating instruction at school from practice at home. The purpose of this exploratory study was to assess the educational value of beginning instrumental music tutorials available via the video-sharing site YouTube. Results of searches for flute,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Social Media, Music Education
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Royston, Natalie Steele; Fisher, Ryan A. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to examine collegiate band, choir, and orchestra members' preferred teacher interpersonal behaviors. The sample (N = 705) was composed of band, choir, and orchestra members at six universities. Participants completed the Teacher Interaction Preference Questionnaire (TIPQ). Descriptive results showed that all…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Singing, Music Teachers, College Students
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Isbell, Daniel S. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine the experiences of music educators who have experience applying Musical Futures strategies in their own practice. This is an innovative program that incorporates cultural, contemporary, and relevant musical learning for young people in Britain. Phase one of the study included multiple visits…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Draves, Tami J. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this case study was to explore the teacher identity construction of two female band student teachers, Molly and Rachel, during their student teaching semester in middle school band classrooms. The participants were two female student teachers, one university supervisor, and one cooperating teacher all of whom were purposefully…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Student Teachers
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Cumberledge, Jason P. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
All musicians should be evaluated in a fair, accurate, and objective manner. It is imperative for solo evaluations to be objective since preconceived expectations about musicians and their performances, spurred by gender and behavioral stereotyping, may lead to biased evaluations. This study will investigate the possible gender and behavioral…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Stereotypes
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Coen-Mishlan, Kristin – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
Each year at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference, a respected scholar is invited to talk on relevant issues in music education inquiry and practice. This year, Dr. Roberta Lamb presented in Columbus on the topic of past, present, and future feminist research in music education and beyond. She shared her…
Descriptors: Feminism, Music, Music Education, Graduate Study
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Downton, Michael P. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
Intuitions are incomplete knowledge structures that help us make sense of the world around us. Additionally, when learners are given opportunities to talk about their intuitive understanding, it helps construct their knowledge in a domain (music). The issue with intuitions and intuitive responses is not whether they are correct or incorrect, but…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Music Education, Responses, Intuition
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Edgar, Scott N. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
Institutions of higher education develop rich and effective marketing and recruitment plans, often devoting a great deal of time and energy to attract prospective students and their families. Music education programs often develop specialized recruiting strategies. The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of music education recruiting…
Descriptors: Music Education, Colleges, Student Recruitment, Student Attitudes
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Koops, Lisa Huisman; Kuebel, Christa R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore the role of enjoyment during group musical activities in the preschool classroom. Data collection included observations using a researcher-created tool and fieldnotes to determine how preschool students demonstrated enjoyment during group activities. Interviews with three preschool…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Preschool Curriculum, Music Education, Music Activities
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Sanders, Paul D. – Contributions to Music Education, 2018
Nonsectarian Sabbath or Sunday schools served as an important entry point for public schooling in the first decades of the nineteenth century. These schools provided the basic spelling, reading, and writing instruction often required for admission into public schools. Singing was also an essential component of Sunday schools, and basic instruction…
Descriptors: Music Education, Public Schools, Educational History, United States History
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Freer, Patrick – Contributions to Music Education, 2017
This article describes the process of structural redesign of an undergraduate music education choral methods course. A framework incorporating Problem-based Learning was developed to promote individualized student learning. Ten students participated in the accompanying research study, contributing an array of written and spoken comments as well as…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Music Education, Student Attitudes
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Kuebel, Christa – Contributions to Music Education, 2017
This article is a review of the Ohio Music Education Association Graduate Research Forum presentation from February 2017 in Cleveland. Each year, an expert in the field of music education is invited to the state conference to discuss research, practice, teaching, and learning. The presenter was Dr. J. Terry Gates of "The Hoenny Center for…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Universities
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Munroe, Angela – Contributions to Music Education, 2017
In this experimental study, music teachers from a large school district were randomly assigned to one of two hypothetical conditions reflecting different methods for measuring student growth under a merit pay compensation system. In Scenario A, half of a teacher's effectiveness rating was based on student standardized test scores in reading,…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Music Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Standardized Tests
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Heil, Leila; Berg, Margaret H. – Contributions to Music Education, 2017
This case study addresses a need for evidence of teacher candidates' perceptions of the edTPA. Data were collected via a focus group interview, a survey, and miscellaneous documents. Perceptions of the edTPA were informed by external influences including alumni experiences and internet resources. Perceived positive features of the edTPA included…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Performance Based Assessment
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Bond, Vanessa L. – Contributions to Music Education, 2017
Demographic shifts in public school enrollment within the United States necessitate preparing preservice teachers to teach students with backgrounds that differ from their own ethnically, linguistically, racially, and economically. Culturally responsive education (CRE) is a pedagogy used to validate students' varied experiences, and to teach to…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Music Education, Music, Preservice Teachers
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