Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online)

Field Experiences Using iPads: Impact of Experience On Preservice Teachers' Beliefs
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 96-111

The purpose of this phenomenological case study was to investigate the lived experiences of preservice music teachers using iPads to engage secondary general music students in creating and performing music during field teaching experiences. Two questions guided this research study: ...

An Examination of University Conducting Faculty Members' Score Study Attitudes and Practices
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 82-95

The purpose of this study was to examine university conducting teachers' attitudes about score study, the source materials they used to teach score study, their personal score study practices, and the score study approaches they taught their undergraduate conducting students. ...

"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 ...

An Examination of Music Teacher Job Interview Questions
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 56-68

The purpose of this study was to examine which interview questions principals consider most important when interviewing prospective music teachers. Additionally, data were examined to determine any differences between school grade level, school setting, or years of experience as a ...

An Exploration of Factors Affecting Persistence to Degree Completion In an Undergraduate Music Education Program
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 43-55

The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of students (N = 26) in an undergraduate music education degree program in an attempt to identify commonalities among students persisting to degree completion. All participants were in their final ...

Toward Solving the Problem of Problem Solving: An Analysis Framework
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 28-42

Teaching is replete with problem solving. Problem solving as a skill, however, is seldom addressed directly within music teacher education curricula, and research in music education has not examined problem solving systematically. A framework detailing problem-solving component skills would provide ...

Doctoral Students in Music Education: Occupational Identity, Career Intent and Commitment, and Confidence for Teaching In Higher Education
Journal of Music Teacher Education (Online) (2016) Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 13-27

The purpose of this study was to examine music education doctoral students' shifting occupational identity beliefs, career intent and commitment, and overall confidence for teaching in higher education. A total of 124 music education doctoral students, enrolled at 29 institutions ...