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Challenges And Adaptations Of Higher Education Music Faculty During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Terrie Sanders 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

Challenges And Adaptations Of Higher Education Music Faculty During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Terrie Sanders

School of Education Doctoral Projects - Higher Education

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the risks of singing or playing instruments were identified as an obstacle concerning face-to-face instruction in university performing arts departments because of the respiratory droplets expelled while performing (Spahn & Richter, 2020). This study investigated the instructional and pedagogical challenges that music faculty at nine colleges within the University of Louisiana System encountered because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Using qualitative phenomenological research and individual interviews with faculty members, this study sought to identify challenges specific to music teachers in higher education and the ways in which they adapted to these obstacles. The results of this study revealed that online music lessons and virtual ensembles were implemented and proved to be successful to some degree, but music faculty asserted that these adaptations were inferior to the traditional collaboration characterized by in person vocal and instrumental lessons as well as instrumental and vocal ensembles (McCoy, 2020; Naunheim et al., 2020). Although all educators encountered challenges during the pandemic, the primary focus of this research was on the challenges that were unique to music faculty in higher education and the innovations that resulted from their experiences. This study provides insight into the unique instructional technique of music faculty as well as best practices used during the pandemic. As such, it is of particular interest ...


Perspectives Of International Music Teachers In The United States, Pedro Gomes Lobato 2022 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Perspectives Of International Music Teachers In The United States, Pedro Gomes Lobato

Masters Theses

Today’s world is vastly impacted by the effects of immigration and globalization. The cultural diversity in the student population in the United States continues to grow steadily along with the immigrant population. Although there is a large body of research that is concerned with culturally responsive teaching in music education, preservice teacher preparation to address and serve diverse communities, as well as issues of recruitment of diverse educators, there is a gap in the literature when it comes to the perspectives of international music educators in the United States. Researchers have provided information on diverse student populations and resources ...


Equity Through The Instrumental Music Education Program, JOHN DONNELLY 2022 Western Oregon University

Equity Through The Instrumental Music Education Program, John Donnelly

Graduate Theses, Action Research Projects, and Professional Projects

Equity Through the Instrumental Music Education Program.

This paper describes what the instrumental music program requires for equity through culturally responsive pedagogy, bilingualism, and action for change. By using the focus of the narrative and a collection of qualitative and quantitative data, a support for the instrumental music program can be found through equity. This action research paper will guide the instrumental music educator through my own research and findings. The research also examines current literature and resources to support the instrumental music educator in culturally responsive practices.


Finding The Balance: Music Performance Anxiety, Flow, And The Undergraduate Recital, Ash Phillips 2022 Portland State University

Finding The Balance: Music Performance Anxiety, Flow, And The Undergraduate Recital, Ash Phillips

University Honors Theses

In a combination of research-oriented and creative endeavors, I analyzed and reflected on my own struggles with music performance anxiety (MPA) in hopes to manage my levels of MPA for my undergraduate recital. Through this deep dive, I discovered numerous strategies for minimizing MPA, including (but not limited to): physical activity, meditation, and the concept of flow. Of all the techniques I implemented into my practice, the concept of flow proved to be the most beneficial by far. Flow experiences occur when an individual is so enveloped in their craft (music, art, athletics, etc) that they lose touch with their ...


Applying Process Theory To Motivate Music Students, Mark Pipes 2022 Western Oregon University

Applying Process Theory To Motivate Music Students, Mark Pipes

Graduate Theses, Action Research Projects, and Professional Projects

Process theory is applied as a best practice to motivate, scaffold, and address differentiation among music students in an ensemble. This action research project examines a jazz ensemble consisting primarily of 9th and 10th graders who are developing performance, improvisation, musical facility, and ensemble skills. The author examines his own pedagogical development by examining journal entries, mentor feedback, and a student survey. The research focused on three primary questions:

  1. How can I build a team culture that improves the student experience and grows musicianship while also promoting inclusiveness cohesiveness, and social acceptance?
  2. How can I best encourage students ...


An Annotated Bibliography Of String Method Books And Theory Books For Pre-College String Students, With A Focus On Music Theory Concepts And Sequence Analysis, Rebecca Zou Hale 2022 The University of Southern Mississippi

An Annotated Bibliography Of String Method Books And Theory Books For Pre-College String Students, With A Focus On Music Theory Concepts And Sequence Analysis, Rebecca Zou Hale

Master's Theses

The Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) Strings program, one of the largest public school string programs in the state of Mississippi, has been utilizing a method book series titled Essential Elements for Strings (EES) in their curriculum since the early 2000s. After almost two decades of use, the HPSD Strings staff has noticed that a majority of intermediate and advanced strings students struggle with fundamental music theory concepts. The current music theory deficiencies necessitate an improvement in the HPSD Strings curriculum's choice of instructional materials.

Referencing established music curricula and music theory textbooks, the instruction of fundamental music theory ...


2022 Music And Worship Senior Recognition Ceremony, Cedarville University 2022 Cedarville University

2022 Music And Worship Senior Recognition Ceremony, Cedarville University

Senior Recognition Ceremony

No abstract provided.


Parent Perceptions Of Elementary General Music Instruction, Hali Shepard 2022 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Parent Perceptions Of Elementary General Music Instruction, Hali Shepard

Music Education Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore parent perceptions of elementary general music instruction. This was a qualitative, multiple case study (Fraenkel & Wallen, 2009) in which the perceptions of elementary general music were gathered from a parent from each of the three geographical areas (rural, urban, and suburban) within Western New York. This study sought to determine how parents perceive elementary general music, as well as what types of perceptions of elementary general music exist in all geographical areas (i.e., rural, urban, and suburban districts).


Remedial Rhythm Reading: A Semester-Long Project In Sixth Grade Band, Hannah Fisher 2022 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Remedial Rhythm Reading: A Semester-Long Project In Sixth Grade Band, Hannah Fisher

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted student outcomes in all disciplines, but especially in the performing arts. As I began clinical teaching, I found my sixth-grade band students, particularly the students not involved in choir (my “small band”), lacked the music literacy and fluency expected for second-year band students. I designed a one semester rhythm-reading unit to address this issue. The overall objective for the unit follows:

“Students will be able to read, write, perform, and compose rhythms containing whole notes, half notes, dotted-half notes, dotted-quarter notes, quarter notes, paired eighth notes, single eighth notes, paired sixteenth notes, and corresponding rests ...


Representation Of Women & Bbia Composers In The Teaching Music Through Performance In Band Series, Alicia M. Turnquist 2022 University of South Dakota

Representation Of Women & Bbia Composers In The Teaching Music Through Performance In Band Series, Alicia M. Turnquist

Honors Thesis

One problem seen in music education curriculum today is the underrepresentation of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian (BBIA), and female composers in the band ensemble repertoire. Throughout history, these composers have been excluded in the curriculum causing an overrepresentation of white non-Hispanic male composers. Some music education organizations are beginning to address this issue but, few, if any, have addressed the problem in the band classroom setting. This project examined the repertoires selected in the first ten volumes of the Teaching Music through Performance in Band series to examine how representative the composers included in the series were to the K-12 ...


An Analysis Of In-Service Choral Music Educators’ Methods Of Classroom Management, Brooke Ann Ward 2022 Old Dominion University

An Analysis Of In-Service Choral Music Educators’ Methods Of Classroom Management, Brooke Ann Ward

Music Theses & Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to discuss topics of classroom management as it relates to the experience and training of pre-service music educators. Topics reviewed in the discussion include issues of mentorship, pre-service teacher training, experiential learning, student teaching experiences, conducting knowledge, and confidence in pre-service music educators. This research project was granted an IRB exemption by the Old Dominion University College of Arts and Letters.

The participants in the research survey were choral music educators who had accumulated one through 40 years of teaching experience. The participants were graduates of a music education degree program, or a music ...


Creating Better Musicians Through Musicality: A Guide To Building An Instructional Unit, Shelby Leo 2022 Lindenwood University

Creating Better Musicians Through Musicality: A Guide To Building An Instructional Unit, Shelby Leo

Theses

This project provides an in depth focus on how to strengthen an ensemble's approach to musicality through lesson plans, assessments, and activities. The primary focus group of this project is high school aged performance based classes including band and choir. The aim of the project is to provide a music educator with a detailed curriculum to teach musicality that is adjustable to any size ensemble and any score. Furthermore, this project is not a study but instead an explanation to the approach of developing the curriculum unit. The project consists of a four unit curriculum with two to three ...


The Decline Of Middle School Music Programs In Major U.S. Inner-City Schools, KuRonde Washington 2022 Liberty University

The Decline Of Middle School Music Programs In Major U.S. Inner-City Schools, Kuronde Washington

Masters Theses

This study examines the correlation of music programs in inner-city schools to affluent schools. This thesis will view the impact of socioeconomic status, living environment, retention of teachers, high-accountability testing, and how these factors affect the reduction of secondary music programs in inner-city schools. This research is intended to aid music teachers as well as administrative supporters improve the quality of music education in inner-city schools.


Creative Practice For Classical String Players With Live Looping, Caleb Yang 2022 Belmont University

Creative Practice For Classical String Players With Live Looping, Caleb Yang

Music Theses

In recent years, string pedagogy discussions have highlighted the greater need for creative practice as classical string players. Since the second half of the nineteenth century, string methods have shifted towards a limited scope of improvisatory techniques, parallelling the decline of improvisation in Western classical music performance practices. This thesis explores live looping as a practice tool to facilitate learning concepts and help string players develop musicianship skills including improvisation, participate in non-classical genres, and explore their creative voices. Examining the results of string educators that incorporate live looping into their own teaching reveals the tool’s effectiveness in bridging ...


Teaching Music In The Age Of Zoom: How To Run A Multimedia Piano Studio, Anna Grace Leicht 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Teaching Music In The Age Of Zoom: How To Run A Multimedia Piano Studio, Anna Grace Leicht

Scholars Day Conference

This work explores the effects of Covid-19 on teaching and details how to set up and market an online piano studio.


How Rhythm Affects Prosody, McKenzie Ward 2022 University of Mary Washington

How Rhythm Affects Prosody, Mckenzie Ward

Student Research Submissions

Music interventions and how they benefit reading fluency have been researched, but there is more to be done in discovering the benefits of rhythm and prosody. This quantitative research study looked at how rhythm-based interventions affect student prosody in a second-grade classroom. Data were gathered from a music experience survey, a prosody pre-assessment, and a prosody post-assessment. The music intervention in this study involved three rhythm-based interventions called “DeeDee games.” This research analyzed and compared the growth between the prosody pre-and post-assessments and the results between students with musical backgrounds and students without musical backgrounds. This study found insufficient evidence ...


Use Of Rhythm Video Games As A Tool For Rhythmic Listening In Elementary School Music Students, Jennifer Webber 2022 Louisiana State University

Use Of Rhythm Video Games As A Tool For Rhythmic Listening In Elementary School Music Students, Jennifer Webber

LSU Master's Theses

This posttest-only control group study sought to examine how rhythm video games, through the use of the rhythm game Rhythm Heaven, affect the rhythmic skills of elementary music students, in order to determine if rhythm video games are acceptable supplementary materials for aiding beginning music students in learning rhythm. Research questions were 1) Are participants who receive the rhythm game treatment able to reproduce rhythms more accurately than participants who do not do not receive the treatment? 2) Can participants who play a rhythm game more accurately imitate longer rhythms than those who do not play a rhythm game? 3 ...


A Performance Practice Guide For :Only.Just.Almost.Never For Solo Vibraphone By Jay Alan Yim, Dustin Ray Haigler 2022 Louisiana State University

A Performance Practice Guide For :Only.Just.Almost.Never For Solo Vibraphone By Jay Alan Yim, Dustin Ray Haigler

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

Currently, there exists little scholarship on Dr. Jay Alan Yim’s percussion music, and none exists for :only.just.almost.never for solo vibraphone. Establishing a performance practice guide will allow future percussionists a glimpse into the compositional process of Yim and allow them to expand their repertoire to include this challenging music. The purpose of this project is to create a comprehensive performance practice guide for :only.just.almost.never for solo vibraphone by Jay Alan Yim.

Resources Required

This project relies mainly on the score of :only.just.almost.never for solo vibraphone. I have also conducted ...


Teaching Music In The Age Of Zoom: How To Run A Multimedia Piano Studio, Anna Grace Leicht 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Teaching Music In The Age Of Zoom: How To Run A Multimedia Piano Studio, Anna Grace Leicht

Honors Theses

This work explores the effects of Covid-19 on teaching and details how to set up and market an online piano studio.


Teachers' And Students' Perceptions Of Goal Orientation Theory In Secondary Instrumental Music Classrooms: A Case Study, Carlye McGregor 2022 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Teachers' And Students' Perceptions Of Goal Orientation Theory In Secondary Instrumental Music Classrooms: A Case Study, Carlye Mcgregor

LSU Master's Theses

Goal orientation theory (Ames, 1992; Blumenfeld, 1992) is a cognitive theory that identifies how goals affect motivation in students. The benefits of mastery goal orientation — aspects of instruction which support the connection between effort and achievement — on student motivation and participation have been well-documented. Researchers (Ames & Archer, 1988; Patrick, et al., 2001) found students can pick up on goal cues and identify traits of each theory apparent in their classroom. Teachers communicate their values through goal structures, and student motivation can be improved by consistent goal structures, or negatively affected by misaligned goal structures (Ames & Archer, 1988). The performance-based nature of large ...


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