Articles about Effects

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): What It Means for Students With Disabilities and Music Educators
General Music Today (Online) (2016) Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 41-44

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (P.L. 114-95), legislation which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and replaces the widely criticized No Child Left Behind Act. After various versions were ...

"Give Me a Break - English Is Not My First Language!" Experiences of Linguistically Diverse Student Teachers
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 69-81

Today's K-12 music educators interact regularly with students from culturally diverse communities and backgrounds. Although research exists on culturally diverse students, there is comparatively little research on music teachers who do, themselves, represent diverse cultures. The purpose of this study ...

Acoustical Quality In Concert Halls as Related to Hall Shape: Shoebox, Surround and Other
Psychomusicology (2015) Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 240-252

This article compares acoustical quality in shoebox, nonshoebox, and surround types of concert halls based on objectively measured differences in the actual sound fields. Many concertgoers report that the average subjective sound quality in these 3 types of halls differs ...

Influence of Virtual Room Acoustics on Choir Singing
Psychomusicology (2015) Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 208-218

Multitrack recordings of a mixed adult choir with 23 singers were collected in order to investigate the influence of varied virtual room acoustical conditions on a choir's performance with regard to intonation, tempo, and timing precision. Headset microphones were used ...

Adjustable Acoustics and Musician Adaptation at the Concert Hall in Aalborg, Denmark
Psychomusicology (2015) Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 236-239

The recently opened Musikkenshus (House of Music) concert hall in Aalborg, Denmark, includes a massive multipiece canopy (reflector) system and other variable acoustic elements designed to tailor the room's acoustic response. This article summarizes how these systems and their adjustment ...