Contributions to Music Education

Why Ask Why? Questions to Elicit Reasoned Intuitive Responses in an Elementary Music Program
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 175-196

Intuitions are incomplete knowledge structures that help us make sense of the world around us. Additionally, when learners are given opportunities to talk about their intuitive understanding, it helps construct their knowledge in a domain (music). The issue with intuitions ...

The Sabbath School Movement, Two Early Children’s Psalm Books, and Their Influence on the Introduction of Public School Music Education in the United States
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 117-136

Nonsectarian Sabbath or Sunday schools served as an important entry point for public schooling in the first decades of the nineteenth century. These schools provided the basic spelling, reading, and writing instruction often required for admission into public schools. Singing ...

Observations of and Perspectives on Musical Enjoyment in the Preschool Classroom
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 59-76

The purpose of this basic qualitative study was to explore the role of enjoyment dur- ing group musical activities in the preschool classroom. Data collection included observa- tions using a researcher-created tool and fieldnotes to determine how preschool students demonstrated ...

Music Educators Consider Musical Futures: Professional Development in the United Kingdom
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 39-58

The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine the experiences of music educators who have experience applying Musical Futures strategies in their own practice. This is an innovative program that incorporates cultural, contemporary, and relevant musical learning for ...

Molly and Rachel Become Band Teachers: Teacher Identity Construction During Music Student Teaching
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 95-116

The purpose of this case study was to explore the teacher identity construction of two female band student teachers, Molly and Rachel, during their student teaching semester in middle school band classrooms. The participants were two female student teachers, one ...

Instrument and Gender as Factors in the Perceptions of Musicians and Musical Performance
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 159-174

All musicians should be evaluated in a fair, accurate, and objective manner. It is imperative for solo evaluations to be objective since preconceived expectations about musicians and their performances, spurred by gender and behavioral stereotyping, may lead to biased evaluations. ...

Graduate Research Forum Review 2018 -- My Life, Your Life, Our Life: Glimpses into Past, Present, and Future in Feminist Music Education Research197-200)
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1

Each year at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference, a respected scholar is invited to talk on relevant issues in music education inquiry and practice. This year, Dr. Roberta Lamb presented in Columbus on the topic of past, ...

Colloquy: Music Education Research as Creative Act
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 11-18

The colloquy article is an opportunity for the editor to discuss a pressing topic, along with introducing the current volume to readers. This year, the focus is on creativity as a central driver of music education research. There are many ...

Attracting the Next Generation of Music Educators: A Case Study of Music Education Institutional Recruiting Practices
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 19-38

Institutions of higher education develop rich and effective marketing and recruitment plans, often devoting a great deal of time and energy to attract prospective students and their families. Music education programs often develop specialized recruiting strategies. The purpose of this ...

Assessing the Educational Value of YouTube Videos for Beginning Instrumental Music
Contributions to Music Education (2018) Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 137-158

Internet video has altered the teaching and learning of instrumental music, breaking down barriers separating instruction at school from practice at home. The purpose of this exploratory study was to assess the educational value of beginning instrumental music tutorials available ...


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 426 articles
Licence Paid Access

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