Update

Applications of Research in Music Education

Student Collaboration and Standards-Based Music Learning: A Literature Review
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 63-68

This article is a review of relevant literature on collaborative, standards-based music learning. The review is organized as follows: (a) historical perspective, (b) collaborative music learning, (c) collaboration and creating, (d) collaboration and performing, (e) collaboration and responding, and (f) ...

Relationships of a Circular Singer Arm Gesture to Acoustical and Perceptual Measures of Singing: A Motion Capture Study
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 56-62

The purpose of this study was to validate previous research that suggests using movement in conjunction with singing tasks can affect intonation and perception of the task. Singers (N = 49) were video and audio recorded, using a motion capture ...

Mindful Music Listening Instruction Increases Listening Sensitivity and Enjoyment
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 48-55

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of mindful listening instruction on music listening sensitivity and music listening enjoyment. A pretest-posttest control group design was used. Participants, fourth-grade students (N = 42) from an elementary school in ...

Gender and Musical Instrument Stereotypes in Middle School Children: Have Trends Changed?
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 40-47

Previous studies have established that gender stereotypes are associated with children's choice of musical instrument. Though some have suggested that these gender stereotypes may be trending toward change, other studies have indicated that gender stereotypes are long-standing and still very ...

The Effects of Peer Tutoring on the Aural Skills Performance of Undergraduate Music Majors
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 33-39

As workloads of faculty and staff increase in higher education, it seems important for new learning opportunities to be devised to improve individual progress through basic musicianship courses. Many university music departments rely on in-class instruction and individual work sessions ...

Undergraduate Conductors' and Conducting Teachers' Perceptions of Basic Conducting Efficacy
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 24-32

The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate conductors' and conducting teachers' perceptions about basic conducting efficacy. At the beginning and end of the semester, undergraduate students (N = 19) enrolled in a basic conducting course (a) were surveyed ...

Low Latency Audio Video: Potentials for Collaborative Music Making Through Distance Learning
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 15-23

The primary purpose of this study was to examine the potential of LOw LAtency (LOLA), a low latency audio visual technology designed to allow simultaneous music performance, as a distance learning tool for musical styles in which synchronous playing is ...

Technological Affordances for the Music Education Researcher
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 3, pp. 5-14

The purpose of this study was to examine music education researchers' perceptions of the importance of selected technologies to scholarly inquiry. Participants (N = 460), individuals who had published articles during a 5-year period between 2008 and 2012 in six ...

Describing Preservice Instrumental Music Educators' Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 61-68

In this descriptive study, I investigated the pedagogical content knowledge of 206 undergraduate music education students by presenting video recordings of beginning band students playing excerpts from their class method books. I asked these preservice educators to identify performance problems ...

Learning to Teach Graduate Students: A Self-Study by Students and a Faculty Member
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 54-60

This study examined our perceptions as a music education professor and three PhD students as we conducted a self-study of our individual and collective experiences teaching graduate students. We framed our work around the key question: How do PhD students ...