Contributions to Music Education

Where Do I Go From Here: Developing a Senior Capstone Course for Music Education Majors
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 147-161

The purpose of this article was to discuss capstone courses in higher education, and the need for a stand-alone capstone course within the Bachelor of Music Education degree program. Review of literature showed a strong movement toward identifying and serving ...

The Musical Participation and Consumerism of Two Non-Music Majors Enrolled in a University Men’s Glee Club
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 131-146

The purpose of this study was to explore the music-related habits, attitudes, preferences and participation of two members of a university Men’s Glee Club. Fieldwork was conducted in twice-weekly meetings of a university glee club plus interviews and off-site observations ...

The Connoisseurship of Conducting: A Qualitative Study of Exemplary Wind Band Conductors
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 111-130

This study aimed to gain an in-depth perspective through examining how the conducting pedagogy of three selected exemplary high school and college instrumental music conductors function within the context of an actual rehearsal. A typical rehearsal was video recorded, followed ...

Pre-Service Music Teachers Perceptions of Teaching and Teacher Training
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 163-176

The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of pre-service music teachers (n=104) regarding school music teaching and the quality of their teacher training. Research questions were: 1) What are the perceptions of pre-service music teachers regarding skills and ...

Musical Home Environment, Family Background, and Parenting Style on Success in School Music and in School
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 71-90

The purpose of this study was to examine influences of parental involvement-home music environment, family background, and parenting style factors on success in school music and in school. Participants (N=1114) were music students in grades 4-12 from six regions of ...

Motivating Factors for Teaching and Studying Music at Two-Year Colleges: A Survey of Faculty and Students
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 13-39

The purpose of this study was to explore what motivates faculty and student involvement in this educational environment and how student participation in music coursework contributes to current musical endeavors. The research team utilized a modified explanatory sequential mixed methods ...

Investigating Parent and Teacher Perceptions of School, Family and Community Connectedness
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 57-70

The purpose of this research was to examine teacher and parent perceptions of school, family and community connectedness as a function of music participation and community type. An online questionnaire measuring perception of family, school and community connectedness was completed ...

Graduate Research Forum Review 2015: Musician, Scholar, Detective – Quantitative Research as Evidence Gathering
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 181-184

The following article is a review of the Ohio Music Education Association Graduate Research Forum in Cleveland from February 2015. The annual event takes place during the OMEA Professional Development Conference, and includes speakers who are experts in the field ...

Graduate Research Forum Review 2014: An Analysis of the Most Influential Music Education Articles in the First Decade of the 21st Century
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 177-180

John Kratus is Professor Emeritus of Music Education at Michigan State University. His research has been published in an array of music education research journals, such as the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Bulletin for the Council of ...

Colloquy: What is Your Role in Music Education Research?
Contributions to Music Education (2015) Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 9-12

The colloquy is a regular feature of Contributions to Music Education and is written by the editor of the journal. This essay focuses on the role that everyone associated with music education plays in research about music teaching and learning. ...

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A primary purpose is to recognize and highlight the importance of social science research in guiding educational practice. The journal is a fully peer-reviewed publication focused on issues related to music teaching and learning in school contexts. With a history of over 40 years in print, CME has supported scholarly investigation into music education since 1972.

Publisher Ohio Music Education Association
Country United States of America
ISSN (Print) 0190-4922
Year started 1972
Indexed 393 articles
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