Applying Brain Research To Classroom Strategies, 2018 Walden University
Applying Brain Research To Classroom Strategies, John W. Flohr, Diane C. Persellin
Research in the field of neuroscience has exploded in the past decade. The word brain appears in the title of nearly 40,000 books and CDs indicating intense interest in this area of study. What can music educators learn from recent investigations—often termed brain research—to guide music teaching and learning? The following ideas are intended to have broad applications and may inspire you to investigate this fascinating area of literature more thoroughly. While some findings are new, other studies affirm what music educators have previously found to be effective.
Evaluating Appropriate Repertoire For Developing Singers: An African-American Art Song Anthology, 2018 University of Kentucky
Evaluating Appropriate Repertoire For Developing Singers: An African-American Art Song Anthology, Nicole Michelle Sonbert
Theses and Dissertations--Music
Finding appropriate and unique repertoire for the developing singer is a daunting task and ongoing challenge in the teaching profession. There are limited resources to help guide teachers in selecting varied, yet suitable repertoire that falls outside of the standard Western European musical canon. The early years, ages 17–21, are crucial to establishing a healthy and well-rounded vocal approach to singing, while also introducing the student to a wide variety of music. African-American art song is a great option for developing singers. Repertoire should allow a student to grow musically, vocally, and artistically according to the singer’s specific ...
A Model For Patron-Driven Acquisition Of Print Music Scores: From Conception To Reality, 2017 University of Florida
A Model For Patron-Driven Acquisition Of Print Music Scores: From Conception To Reality, Alan Asher, Trey Shelton, Jason Heckathorn, Aimee Barrett
Charleston Library Conference
This paper and presentation will explore the process of developing a unique patron-driven acquisition program for print music scores and monographs from concept to reality at an American Association of Research Libraries institution. Areas to be discussed include collection development considerations, information technology infrastructure needs, acquisitions workflows, and plan evaluation. The paper and the presentation will examine how partnering with a vendor to implement an innovative collection development plan can support the needs of the library users and the goals of library collection development officers and increase access to music scores and monographs in a fiscally responsible way. Readers can ...
Effects Of Musical Theater Education On The Self-Esteem Of Middle School Students, 2017 Concordia University - Portland
Effects Of Musical Theater Education On The Self-Esteem Of Middle School Students, Kimberly Kokx
Musical theater combines two educational components; music and theater. These arts classes have demonstrated positive influences on student academic achievement and student self-esteem. Musical theater, however, has not been fully examined as a pathway to enhance student self-esteem. The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of musical theater education on middle school student self-esteem. Using a qualitative case study, 11 students from a private Christian school in suburban Minnesota participated in a musical theater production to measure the effects of musical theater education on their self-esteem. Likert surveys, interviews, observations, records, and artifacts were collected to determine ...
Bimusicality: Pedagogical Insights For Music Educators From "Second-Music" Learning Experiences, 2017 Liberty University
Bimusicality: Pedagogical Insights For Music Educators From "Second-Music" Learning Experiences, Kerry Digiacomo
This study explores the development of “bimusicality” in adolescent and adult music learners to discover correlations between this experience and second language acquisition processes. North American music educators need to be equipped to help their students grow in their understanding of diverse musical styles, genres, and traditions, and the ethnomusicological concept of bimusicality, in connection with existing research on second-language acquisition as a sociocultural phenomenon, offers a new frame of reference for understanding how music learners may interact with distinct musical styles. Survey research with a group of 98 adult musicians, followed by ethnographic interviews of 16 of these survey ...
Doxology And Discipleship: Principles For How The Worship Leader Functions Pastorally, 2017 Liberty University
Doxology And Discipleship: Principles For How The Worship Leader Functions Pastorally, Robert Balentine
Doctoral Dissertations and Projects
Many Christian worshipers and clergy misunderstand or undervalue the role that the worship leader has as a pastor and one that helps shepherd and shape the doctrinal beliefs of the church. Likewise, this could lead the worship leader to fail to take an intentional approach to worship planning. This lack of understanding and intentionality helps to contribute to the shallow or flawed theology and biblical illiteracy that plagues the church in America. This topic was chosen to demonstrate how music and song are highly effective tools for pastoring and teaching. This project will highlight three principles for how the worship ...
The Development And Continued Evolution Of The American Style Of Oboe Playing, 2017 Liberty University
The Development And Continued Evolution Of The American Style Of Oboe Playing, Rebecka Rose
Though the American school of oboe playing did not exist roughly a century ago, its popularity and impact, in all of its variations, currently extends throughout and beyond the United States. Marcel Tabuteau, the founding father of the American school, developed a new and unique style during the early part of the twentieth century. This style became a truly hybrid school grounded in the French oboe school, and developed through his playing and teaching at the Curtis Institute of Music into a style that encompasses beauty, expression, and the vibrancy that has come to typify the American school oboist. The ...
Guide To The Sherwood Community Music School, 2017 Columbia College Chicago
Guide To The Sherwood Community Music School, College Archives & Special Collections
This guide describes the organization and scope of the Sherwood Community Music School archival collection, housed within the College Archives & Special Collections at Columbia College Chicago. The Sherwood Music School opened in 1895 and has served as a degree-granting institution for musicians, a hub for the students of music distance education, and a community music school offering lessons and programs for musicians of all ages.
Knowledge And Practices Of Faculty At Nasm Accredited Institutions In The Southeast Region Regarding Standards-Based Instruction, 2017 University of Southern Mississippi
Knowledge And Practices Of Faculty At Nasm Accredited Institutions In The Southeast Region Regarding Standards-Based Instruction, Jonathan Leon Nelson
In 1993, Congress passed the mandate Goals 2000: Educate America Act, which established standards for K-12 education that outlined the core benchmarks of student achievement for individuals who have mastered the core curricula required to earn a high school diploma (Mark, 1995). Unfortunately, these curricular requirements did not include any criteria for music education, nor did they consider the curricular implications for higher education in providing NSME Standards based training for music educators.
The aim of this study was to determine if and to what extent music education faculty engage in NSME Standards-based instruction within the higher education classroom. Questionnaires ...
Creating A Welcome Place For All Singers, 2017 Lawrence University
Creating A Welcome Place For All Singers, Stephen Sieck
Diversity Conference 2017
At the center of inclusive pedagogy is our commitment to treat each other the way we would want to be treated if our positions were reversed. First, we must recognize that we come to the choral rehearsal from different positions and that the playing field for each of us has not been equally flat. Acknowledging these biases, we need to wrestle with curriculum. In which ways does our repertoire create an unmarked category of canonical literature and a marked category of ‘other’? When we acknowledge repertoire’s positionality as being an unequal playing field, too, we begin to change the ...
"Jim Along Josey": Play-Parties And The Survival Of A Blackface Minstrel Song, 2017 Kent State University
"Jim Along Josey": Play-Parties And The Survival Of A Blackface Minstrel Song, Maya Brown
Excellence in Performing Arts Research
The play-party was a social activity once practiced in rural America amongst Protestants in the latter half of the nineteenth century. With a desire to circumvent the church’s strict no dancing rules, as well as avoid reprimand, play-party adolescents adapted the lyrics and instrumentation of blackface minstrel songs to create a vocal music to accompany their play-party games. The main objective of this paper is to demonstrate that play-parties offered the space for the continuation and reinterpretation of minstrel practices, particularly song repertoire. In this paper, the children’s song “Jim Along Josey” is used as a case study ...
Accumulating Capital In Music Education: A Content Analysis Of The Music Educators Journal From 2011-2016, 2017 Kent State University
Accumulating Capital In Music Education: A Content Analysis Of The Music Educators Journal From 2011-2016, Rachael L. Fleischaker
Excellence in Performing Arts Research
This study examined the major topics, focus areas, and targeted age (grade) levels in featured articles appearing in the Music Educators Journal (MEJ) from 2011 to 2016. The MEJ, which every member of the National Association for Music Education receives, is the oldest and most widely distributed music education publication in the United States. Building on Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of cultural capital, this analysis examined featured articles in MEJ for implied skills, knowledge, and expertise valuable to its large audience of music educators over the past five years. Results indicate an imbalance in attention given to secondary level performance ...
Critical Pedagogy For Music Education: Preparing Future Teachers, 2017 The University of Western Ontario
Critical Pedagogy For Music Education: Preparing Future Teachers, Kelly Bylica
Teaching Innovation Projects
This introductory workshop will focus on using critical questioning techniques to encourage education students to think through different lenses when approaching education methods and pedagogy. Undergraduate education students, particularly music education students, often enter university with a desire to replicate an educational experience, program, or teacher they had as an elementary or secondary school student. The use of critical questioning will help students think outside this narrow box of experience and create space to consider in what ways we may be complicit in perpetuating norms that may not be inclusive of all students. Research indicates that the use of critical ...
Foreword And Front Matter, 2017 Western University Canada
Foreword And Front Matter, Nota Bene Editors-In-Chief
Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology
No abstract provided.
Teaching Music In The Reformed/Calvinist Tradition, 2017 Dordt College
Teaching Music In The Reformed/Calvinist Tradition, John Macinnis
Editor’s Note: This article (© 2017 by the author) was submitted for possible open access publication under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). It was first published in Religions on March 31, 2017, in the Special Issue Teaching the Reformations and was edited for that publication by academic editor Christopher Metress.
From The Concert Hall To The Cinema: The Journey Of The Classical American Sound, 2017 Liberty University
From The Concert Hall To The Cinema: The Journey Of The Classical American Sound, Rebecca Stegall
American classical music has enjoyed a long-standing presence around the world as its own entity within the classical music genre. As early as the 1920s, American classical music has had its own unique sound. The early 20th Century was a time of musical experimentation and social unrest in America. Due to its relative newness and experimentation by numerous composers, identifying the defining characteristics of American music, an experimental music itself, became difficult and ambiguous. Also, the continuation of American classical music became increasingly problematic as classical music was replaced in popular culture by other genres of music. The research for ...
The Story And The Song: Examining Worship In The Tabernacle In Relation To The Gospel And Postmodern Evangelism, Debra Wilcox
By examining tabernacle worship and its connection to the Gospel, worship leaders may find effective lyrical contexts for reaching the post-modern unbeliever. The priestly responsibility of the worship leader is to carry out the job description of helping people to worship God. As worship leaders select music for worship, they should take the opportunity to teach context and select songs that have parallels to tabernacle worship. In example, the significance of “entering into” worship is a reference to the high priest entering into the Most Holy Place. Worship pastors can approach the task of connecting postmodernists to God by examining ...
The Application Of Eastern Band Of Cherokee Powwow Music In Music Education, 2017 Liberty University
The Application Of Eastern Band Of Cherokee Powwow Music In Music Education, Glenda Motley
The Virginia education curriculum for fourth grade social studies requires the study of American Indian history and culture. Motivated by research questions, this project proposes a music education curriculum that enhances these social studies lessons through the inclusion of American Indian music. The music of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians located in Cherokee, North Carolina is appropriate for teaching students about this culture. The literature reviewed covers early American Indian history followed by the history of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Resources on the role of women are also explored in society and music. Literature examined on the ...
We Are One: Singing, Sisterhood, And Solidarity In Appleton-Area Women's Choirs, 2017 Lawrence University
We Are One: Singing, Sisterhood, And Solidarity In Appleton-Area Women's Choirs, Lauren Vanderlinden
Lawrence University Honors Projects
Despite its relatively small population, the city of Appleton has a large and thriving women’s choir community. Between the Lawrence Academy of Music Girl Choir, which serves hundreds of girls every year, and Cantala, the women’s choir at Lawrence University, opportunities for involvement in nationally-recognized female-voice ensembles range from second grade all the way through to college graduation. Using the theories of Foucault, Bourdieu, Butler, Green, and Bentham, this project explores the women’s choir culture of Appleton in an attempt to discover the core values of these two influential programs. I accomplished this by conducting ethnographic research ...
The Effects Of Video Recording On The Level Of Expertise And Self-Regulated Learning Ability Of Adults In A Beginner Classical Guitar Class, 2017 The University of Western Ontario
The Effects Of Video Recording On The Level Of Expertise And Self-Regulated Learning Ability Of Adults In A Beginner Classical Guitar Class, Patrick K. Feely
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This mixed methods study investigated the effects of video recording on the self-regulated learning behaviours and achievement levels of adults in a beginner classical guitar class. The class met for twelve sixty-minute sessions. Participants (N=25) were recruited from a community arts organization, were over the age of eighteen, and had little or no previous classical guitar experience. Participants were randomly assigned to a control (n=13) or experimental (n=12) group. All participants completed pre and post measures of self-regulation, and responded weekly to four reflection questions. Experimental group participants submitted short musical excerpts each week by video. All ...