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Miller, Terry E. – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
Although American Roman Catholic priest Father Joseph Maier founded the Mercy Centre in the heart of Bangkok's Khlong Toey slums in the early 1970s, music was not part of the program until around 2010 when Dr. Mick Moloney began raising funds to support the teaching of Thai classical music. With additional donations, the music program has grown…
Descriptors: Slums, Music, Dance, Classical Music
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Eros, John; Harrington, William; Miller, Jeffrey – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
Musical composition is widely considered to be a fundamental component of good musicianship. Recent state and national standards make it clear that preservice music teachers will be expected to include the teaching of musical composition in their curricula when they enter the field. The purpose of this study was to investigate the integration of…
Descriptors: Musical Composition, Musical Instruments, Music Techniques, Music Education
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Rolandson, David M. – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine whether students who elect to enroll in popular music courses are influenced by different motivational factors than traditional large ensemble participants. A Musical Motivation Questionnaire was distributed to music students attending six high schools that offered both traditional large ensembles and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Motivation, Music Education, Music
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Kim, Ji-Eun – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
This study was designed to explore differences between instrumental music teachers' comfort and self-perceived competence ratings based on their undergraduate choral methods curricular background and in-service choral teaching experiences, using a 7-point Likert scale, on 15 specific choral teaching skills presented through a researcher-developed…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Teaching Methods
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Yoo, Hysesoo; Kang, Sangmi – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
As the United States becomes more culturally diverse, the inclusion of musics from various cultural traditions in music education programs has become increasingly significant in recent decades. As music teachers have come to rely on Internet resources to teach world musics, a need has arisen to monitor the quality of world music websites. To…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Web Sites, Music Education, Global Approach
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MacAfee, Erin; Comeau, Gilles – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate how Bandura's (1977) four sources of efficacy influence self-efficacy beliefs in adolescent musicians during a six-week self-modeling intervention. The study also explored the effects of a positive self-review self-modeling intervention on musician self-efficacy. Practice journals and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Adolescents, Intervention, Modeling (Psychology)
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Lehman, Paul R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
"Vision 2020" offered a thoughtful review of the recent history of music education and an overview of its current state together with projections and questions about its future. Now that 2020 has arrived, and we are undertaking a similar review in this publication, it seems appropriate to consider once again what music education might…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Futures (of Society)
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Barry, Nancy H.; Caravan, Lisa R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
Field experiences are important components of undergraduate music teacher education programs. This applied qualitative study investigated 12 preservice music teachers' reactions to K-12 field experiences for an undergraduate instrumental music methods course. Six weeks of course discussion board posts were analyzed via an iterative, constant…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gates, J. Terry – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
American music educators in the 1990s were confronted with several challenges: quickly advancing technology, reductions in support for arts in schools, and increased commitment to large-scale assessments by policy makers. Add to that several curriculum changes, especially a movement toward the individualization of classroom planning, expanding…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Futures (of Society)
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McCarthy, Marie – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
In this article the twelve statements in the Housewright Declaration (2000) are examined in the context of trends and developments in the music education profession since the Declaration was published. A brief context for the time period is provided, focusing on three influential trends--nationalism, justice and equity, and new forms of…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational History, Nationalism, Justice
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Thompson, David – Contributions to Music Education, 2020
Dr. Ruth Brittin, Professor of Music Education at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, recently addressed attendees of the Ohio Music Education Association's annual Professional Development Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 30th, 2020. The presentation, "Understanding and Exploring a World of Research in Music…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Scholarship, Professional Associations
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Russell, Heather A. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to reveal how K-12 music teachers who mentor preservice music teachers during the student teaching internship (i.e., cooperating teachers) perceive their experiences of working with higher education institutions. The questions of the study are: 1) what are cooperating teachers' (CTs') experiences of working with…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Williams, Matthew L.; Goff, Kenneth G. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
Given the prevalence of honor ensembles (Lien & Humphreys, 2001) and the lack of research investigating these ensembles outside of the event itself, the purpose of this study was to examine collegiate musicians' remembered benefits and experiences of such honor ensemble experiences. Participants (N = 86) were undergraduate and graduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Musicians, Musical Instruments, Graduate Students
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Lehman, Paul R. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
This article provides the author's thoughts concerning nine major events, reports, and pieces of legislation that have shaped American education over the past 65 years. It also lists several lessons he has learned from these efforts. In addition, a number of proposals are offered for achieving genuine reform in education, and for strengthening the…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wacker, Aaron T. – Contributions to Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine music education majors' perceptions of lesson planning in the university curricula. Specifically, the author was interested in which classes the respondents were taught to construct and use lesson plans, their perceptions about the importance of lesson planning, and how prepared they felt to use lesson…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Majors (Students), Music Education, Music Teachers
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