Contributions to Music Education

Using Roleplaying Simulations and Alternate Reality Gaming to Develop Professional Behaviors in Pre-Service Music Teachers: A Qualitative Case Study
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

Research suggests that a teacher’s social and managerial acumen is highly in influential over student learning outcomes. This broad collection of skills is categorized in teacher evaluation frameworks using terms like professional behavior or deportment. Despite their importance, there is ...

Something Happened on the Way to Completing the edTPA: A Case Study of Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of the edTPA
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

This case study addresses a need for evidence of teacher candidates’ perceptions of the edTPA. Data were collected via a focus group interview, a survey, and miscellaneous documents. Perceptions of the edTPA were informed by external influences including alumni experiences ...

Problem-Based Learning and Structural Redesign in a Choral Methods Course
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

This article describes the process of structural redesign of an undergraduate music education choral methods course. A framework incorporating Problem-based Learning was developed to promote individualized student learning. Ten students participated in the accompanying research study, contributing an array of ...

On Practice, Skill and Competition: A Pragmatist Theory of Action for Instrumental Music Education
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

Practice, skill and competition are important aspects of participating in school bands and orchestras. However, writers have questioned their value. In this philosophical paper, I mine the writings of the American pragmatists–in particular, their theories of habit and experience –- ...

Music Performance Anxiety in Instrumental Music Students: A Multiple Case Study of Teacher Perspectives
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) is a sometimes debilitating condition affecting many young musicians as they perform in testing or concert settings. These students may consult their teachers to seek aid in overcoming their anxiety. The purpose of this multiple case ...

Music Education in the Curriculum of Ohio Charter Schools
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

The purpose of the current investigation is to examine the extent to which music education is present in the curriculum of Ohio charter schools. These community schools, as they are identified within the state, enroll over 120,000 students across Ohio. ...

Measuring Student Growth Within a Merit-Pay Evaluation System: Perceived Effects on Music Teacher Motivation Career Commitment
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

In this experimental study, music teachers from a large school district were randomly assigned to one of two hypothetical conditions reflecting different methods for measuring student growth under a merit pay compensation system. In Scenario A, half of a teacher’s ...

I Can Hardly Wait to See What I am Going to Do Today: Lesson Planning Perspectives of Experienced Band Teachers
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

The purpose of this study was to investigate the lesson planning practices of three experienced band teachers at the high school level. For the purposes of this study, experienced teachers were those with 25 or more years of teaching experience. ...

Graduate Research Forum Review: Extending the Shoreline of Wonder Through the Research Attic of J. Terry Gates
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

This article is a review of the Ohio Music Education Association Graduate Research Forum presentation from February 2017 in Cleveland. Each year, an expert in the field of music education is invited to the state conference to discuss research, practice, ...

Culturally Responsive Education in Music Education: A Literature Review
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

Demographic shifts in public school enrollment within the United States necessitate preparing preservice teachers to teach students with backgrounds that differ from their own ethnically, linguistically, racially, and economically. Culturally responsive education (CRE) is a pedagogy used to validate students’ ...


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 415 articles
Licence Paid Access

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