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Dear Lee, Marsha Baxter 2023 University of Connecticut

Dear Lee, Marsha Baxter

Visions of Research in Music Education

Lee often invited us to look back and reflect on our thinking and experiences in her classes at Teachers College through an assignment she called the Dear Lee letter. I chose this informal narrative to capture some of the ways her pedagogy and perspectives shaped—and continue to shape—my work in the classroom.


Editorial: Musical Thinking, Thinking About Thinking And So Many A-Ha Moments!, Elissa Johnson-Green, Gena R. Greher 2023 University of Connecticut

Editorial: Musical Thinking, Thinking About Thinking And So Many A-Ha Moments!, Elissa Johnson-Green, Gena R. Greher

Visions of Research in Music Education

No abstract provided.


Friedrich Warnecke: Toward A New Edition Of Ad Infinitum, Elton Machado 2023 The University of Southern Mississippi

Friedrich Warnecke: Toward A New Edition Of Ad Infinitum, Elton Machado

Dissertations

The dissertation collects and organizes information on German double bassist, pedagogue, and author Friedrich Warnecke and investigates the significance of his life and work to the double bass history. The ever-changing European musical environment throughout Warnecke’s life, the challenges double bassists faced during that time, and the rapid developments of the double bass at the turn of the twentieth century provide a rich historical background. The study addresses Warnecke’s life, pioneering writings on the history of double bass, pedagogical contribution and influence as a teacher and author, and work as a performing double bassist. Finally, it discusses Warnecke’s substantial pedagogical-technical …


Etudes For Marimba: An Assessment Of Intermediate And Advanced Techniques With Four New Works, William Alderman 2023 James Madison University

Etudes For Marimba: An Assessment Of Intermediate And Advanced Techniques With Four New Works, William Alderman

Dissertations, 2020-current

Over the past century, the marimba has experienced rapid growth. From its construction, performance practices, and technical approach, the instrument has been elevated to a well-respected instrument. Since the development of the five-octave marimba in the early 1980s, literature for the marimba has expanded exponentially. Through this expansion, works for the beginning and advanced performer has become widely available. However, a gap in literature exists within intermediate to intermediate-advanced range. Although it is of utmost importance for the progressing performer, this stepping stone literature can be difficult to find. In response, I have written my book, Etudes for Marimba: Four …


Reevaluating Student Engagement: Exploring And Applying Alternative Assignments In Higher Education Undergraduate Applied Saxophone, Anthony S. Cincotta II 2023 James Madison University

Reevaluating Student Engagement: Exploring And Applying Alternative Assignments In Higher Education Undergraduate Applied Saxophone, Anthony S. Cincotta Ii

Dissertations, 2020-current

Undergraduate applied saxophone study revolves around the conservatory model. This inflexible model, often referred to as a master-apprentice relationship, can create an instructor-centric power dynamic which does not address the needs of the modern student. A classroom where the power lies so heavily with the instructor can stifle student engagement and can create a sense of disenfranchisement. In this setting, students have limited input on their assignment selections. While curricula have evolved with regards to being more culturally diverse, relevant, and inclusive, the approach that educators use to deliver the material has remained largely unchanged. There is limited research on …


Proceedings Of The 21st Century Guitar Conference 2019 & 2021, 2023 University of Denver

Proceedings Of The 21st Century Guitar Conference 2019 & 2021

The 21st Century Guitar

This volumeʼs contributions grew from 20 of the 94 scheduled keynotes, lectures and lecture-recitals of the first and second editions of The 21st Guitar Conference. Five items stem from the inaugural edition (2019, 44 contributions) and 15 from the second edition (2021, 50 contributions).1 This conference is unique in that it is centered on contemporary guitar research, performance and pedagogy.2 Previously, guitar research had gained increased visibility thanks to the International Guitar Research Centre, launched in 2014 (Stephen Goss, President), which regularly (co-)organizes conferences on guitar research; and Soundboard Scholar, launched in 2015 (Jonathan Leathwood, Editor) ‒ currently the only …


The Net Of Jewels: An Exploration And Shape-Based Guitar Pedagogy For Songwriters, Mark Simos 2023 Berklee College of Music (Boston), USA

The Net Of Jewels: An Exploration And Shape-Based Guitar Pedagogy For Songwriters, Mark Simos

The 21st Century Guitar

This article offers an informal, summary description of the Net of Jewels (NOJ) method, a guitar pedagogy specifically targeted to songwriters writing songs on guitar. The core of the NOJ approach is a progressive sequence of activities that incorporate shape-directed exploration of the guitar fingerboard as an integral aspect, supporting insights about harmony and theory, advancement of guitar skills and technique, and innovative creative work. The article outlines NOJ's core concepts and teaching principles, describes NOJ's pedagogical sequence of topics and supporting exercises and other activities, and provides background on the method's origin and evolution. This description reflects the author's …


Classical Ukulele: Redefining The Ukulele, Samantha Muir 2023 University of Surrey, UK

Classical Ukulele: Redefining The Ukulele, Samantha Muir

The 21st Century Guitar

Developed in Hawaii after 1879, the ukulele was first used as a strummed instrument to accompany the human voice and traditional hula dances of Hawaii. During the 20th century, as the ukuleleʼs popularity spread, it achieved notoriety amongst comedians and entertainers. Since the millennium a new generation of players have sought to define the ukulele as a serious instrument. The classical ukulele approach emerged in 2004 and until recently focused on creating arrangements. As the first person to do a PhD on classical ukulele, my research is forward looking in its aim of creating new contemporary classical works, and backward …


Effectively Using The Hoffmeister Concerto To Give Violists Comprehensive Training In Classical Viola Technique, Kaichao Zhao 2023 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Effectively Using The Hoffmeister Concerto To Give Violists Comprehensive Training In Classical Viola Technique, Kaichao Zhao

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

ABSTRACT

This dissertation presents a three-stage learning process and curriculum for Franz Anton Hoffmeister's 1793 composition, the Hoffmeister Viola Concerto. The curriculum is meant to help students build a solid foundation and understanding of how to learn, practice, and master the viola. The three stages of the curriculum are (1) "RIB," which emphasizes the rhythmic components of the work; (2) "Musical," which highlights the emotional elements of performance; and (3) "Teaching," which teaches students how to teach themselves. The ultimate goal is for students to learn a comprehensive approach to help pupils quickly establish a learning and practice system. The …


The Four Pillars Of Choral Music Education, Joanna J. Setness 2023 Cedarville University, Ohio

The Four Pillars Of Choral Music Education, Joanna J. Setness

Musical Offerings

This paper investigates how the philosophy of several key choral music educators influenced their working methods and the principles that they emphasized in their teaching.

Lowell Mason, named the “Father of Music Education”, and the first public school music teacher in Boston, spearheaded the school singing movement in the mid 1800’s. F. Melius Christiansen, teaching at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN left a legacy of the “ideal” choral sound and elevated the choir to a prestigious position in schools. John Finley Williamson, with the Westminster Choir, blended “sung-speech” and the quality of individual sound to produce an entirely different …


New Paradigms In Band Performance: An Analysis Of Three Prototypes, Scott Walker-Parker 2023 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

New Paradigms In Band Performance: An Analysis Of Three Prototypes, Scott Walker-Parker

Glenn Korff School of Music: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Creative Work, and Performance

This document seeks to propose new paradigms in band performance through inter-, multi-, and transdisciplinarity. Initial inspirations were drawn from performance innovations shaped by the new music theater which became popular in the 20th century. Key concepts which were used throughout the creative, planning, logistic, rehearsal, and performance processes are analyzed in three recitals through prototypes of new paradigms in band performance. These concepts include accessibility and community, nonverbal/multimodal performance and instruction versus time, and nonverbal/multimodal communication.

The document has been organized in a manner which highlights successes and breakdowns of each process so future refinement can be made. …


2022-2023 Master Class - Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Elmar Oliveira, Nathan Clifford, Amelia Dixon, Miriam Smith, Manuel Mendes Escobar, Benjamin Kremer 2023 Lynn University

2022-2023 Master Class - Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Elmar Oliveira, Nathan Clifford, Amelia Dixon, Miriam Smith, Manuel Mendes Escobar, Benjamin Kremer

Master Classes

No abstract provided.


The Theory Of Intonation: Boris Asafiev And The Russian Piano School Tradition, Polina Golubkova 2023 University of South Carolina

The Theory Of Intonation: Boris Asafiev And The Russian Piano School Tradition, Polina Golubkova

Theses and Dissertations

Boris Asafiev was one of the leading musicologists whose Theory of Intonation is a philosophical and aesthetic study that comprehensively explains the historical and theoretical aspects of musical art. The Theory of Intonation is the methodological basis for music disciplines in Russia, including piano pedagogy. The purpose of this study is to create a source that explains Asafiev’s philosophical and aesthetic vision of the concept of intonation and to show how it can be applied to piano pedagogy. This study is also intended to translate and codify the Theory of Intonation and to provide examples of its implementation in any …


Approaching Fifth To Sixth Grade Flute Pedagogy Considering Vark Learning Styles Model, Julie VanderLugt 2023 Liberty University

Approaching Fifth To Sixth Grade Flute Pedagogy Considering Vark Learning Styles Model, Julie Vanderlugt

Senior Honors Theses

The benefits of learning an instrument for childhood development intersecting with the positive growth trend in homeschooled families generates increased demand in value for supporting resources. Creating resources that would include learning styles defined by the VARK model (Visual, Auditory, Read/Write, Kinesthetic) designed to engage students during their particular developmental stage enhances at-home music education. The compiled research surrounding VARK learning styles and flute specific pedagogy would provide a foundation for specialized flute exercises and activities for fifth to sixth grade students learning to play the flute in a homeschooled or private lesson setting. The structure of the thesis is …


An Examination Of Relationships Between Ear-Playing Skills And Intonation Skills Of High School And College-Aged Wind Instrumentalists, Ben Michael Herrick 2023 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

An Examination Of Relationships Between Ear-Playing Skills And Intonation Skills Of High School And College-Aged Wind Instrumentalists, Ben Michael Herrick

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Playing by ear and the ability to play in tune are components of musicianship that rely heavily on the ability to successfully discriminate musical pitches. Connections between ear-playing and intonation performance have rarely been addressed. The purpose of this study was to investigate relationships between intonation performance and ear-playing skills of high school and college-aged wind instrumentalists. Research questions were: (1) What is the relationship between the ability to play by ear and intonation performance? (2) How does intonation ability differ when the participants sightread notation compared to performing music that was learned by ear? (3) Do differences appear in …


A Multiple Case Study Of Adolescent Piano Students: Examining Motivation Through The Lens Of Interest Development, Carla Lucia Salas Ruiz 2023 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

A Multiple Case Study Of Adolescent Piano Students: Examining Motivation Through The Lens Of Interest Development, Carla Lucia Salas Ruiz

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

One way of understanding motivation is through the factors that influence it. These factors analyzed as psychological constructs give rise to the notion of motivation variables such as interest. Interest is a powerful variable that affects student motivation to learn (Hidi & Renninger, 2006; Hulleman et al., 2017; O’Keefe et al. 2017; Renninger & Hidi, 2016; Tin, 2013). In 2006, Hidi and Renninger proposed the “Four-Phase Interest Development Model” for the characterization of interest in learning. According to this model, learners can move from a situational level of interest development to a well-developed individual interest, in a sequential manner. This …


California Preservice Teachers And Music Integration In Elementary School Settings, Jennifer Potter Gee 2023 San Diego State University

California Preservice Teachers And Music Integration In Elementary School Settings, Jennifer Potter Gee

Visions of Research in Music Education

The purpose of this study was to examine California preservice teachers’ experiences and beliefs with music and music integration in elementary school settings. Preservice elementary teachers (N = 149), currently pursuing a Liberal Studies degree at one of several universities in California, consisted of the participants in this investigation. Results indicated participants agreed that an elementary classroom teaching should integrate content from music class into other subjects, while also reflecting a significant association between participants’ year in school and their agreement that an elementary general music teacher should integrate other subject area content. Results also indicated a significant association …


A Survey Of K-12 Music Teachers’ Classroom Management Experiences In Music Teacher Preparation Programs, Jennifer Potter Gee 2023 San Diego State University

A Survey Of K-12 Music Teachers’ Classroom Management Experiences In Music Teacher Preparation Programs, Jennifer Potter Gee

Visions of Research in Music Education

The purpose of this follow-up study was to explore classroom management sources and content in music teacher preparation programs. K-12 music educators, who self-identified as members of various professional music education organizations, were the participants in this study. Similar to the initial iteration of the survey with elementary general music educators, recurrent sources of classroom management reported by participants included mentoring from a licensed teacher and supervised fieldwork. Teaching procedures and pacing instructions were common examples of classroom management content included in a music teacher education program, which differed slightly from those identified by elementary general music teachers. Mentoring from …


Sociological Aspects Of Music Education In Higher Education In Brazil, Canada, Israel, Norway, And The United States During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Edward Richard McClellan, Stian Vestby, Jennifer Lang, Amira Ehrlich 2023 Loyola University New Orleans

Sociological Aspects Of Music Education In Higher Education In Brazil, Canada, Israel, Norway, And The United States During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Edward Richard Mcclellan, Stian Vestby, Jennifer Lang, Amira Ehrlich

Visions of Research in Music Education

The purpose of this study was to examine the sociological aspects of music education and perspectives of university music education professors in five continents in relation to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The concepts of community of practice and agency were used to investigate the social interaction, socialization, and collective impact of people and experiences observed in university-level music education in different parts of the world. As the global pandemic completely changed the conditions on university campuses and music education programs, each participant provided 1) an overview of the parameters of virtual and in-person instruction implemented by select institutions, …


Teaching And Creating Music: Lived Experiences Of Music Educators Throughout One Year Of A Global Pandemic, Karen Koner, Jennifer Gee, Brianne Borden 2023 San Diego State University

Teaching And Creating Music: Lived Experiences Of Music Educators Throughout One Year Of A Global Pandemic, Karen Koner, Jennifer Gee, Brianne Borden

Visions of Research in Music Education

The COVID-19 pandemic affected educators around the world. The purpose of the study was to examine music educators' stress and stressors during the COVID-19 pandemic. We previously examined these factors with participants approximately one year into the pandemic from March to May 2021 (Koner et al., 2022). The current study explored these same music educators' stressors one year later, from March to April 2022, specifically exploring the research questions: (1) how do music educators describe the impact on their students’ learning and creating music through the COVID-19 pandemic; and (2) how have music educators professionally navigated an academic school year …


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