Visions of Research in Music Education

Peer Mentoring in a University Jazz Ensemble

Through an exploration of peer mentoring in a university level jazz ensemble, I examined how three graduate students learned to perform and learned to teach based in a specific cultural music context-jazz. Framed within the universal-pluralistic debate, three students pursuing ...

Exploring Models of Technology Integration into Music Teacher Preparation Programs

The purposes of this study were to examine, from the faculty perspective, the structures by which pre-service music teachers gain technology experiences, and to understand the limitations of and influences on those structures. Music Education faculty members (N=169) responded to ...

An Examination of the Pedagogic Values of Band Directors

The purpose of this multiple case study was to elicit the pedagogic values of three public school band directors. Data were collected in the form of rehearsal observations, interviews, repertoire lists, and my personal journal. After cross-case analysis of the ...

On the Process of Sound Creation: Some Models for Teaching Artistic Creation in Music Using a Soundpainting Project in a French Primary School

Based on the most recent scientific activities in the field of research-creation and creative practice, the purpose of this project is to conceive an innovative transposition of new methodological issues (research-creation; practice as research, or practice-led research) in artistic creation ...

The Effects of Musical Ensembles-in-Residence on Elementary Students' Auditory Discrimination and Spatial Reasoning Skills: A Longitudinal Study

The purpose of this longitudinal project was to investigate the effects of a program combining musical ensembles-in-residence with regular classroom music instruction on elementary students' auditory discrimination and spatial intelligence scores. In combination with regular, sequential general music classes as ...

Connections Between Music Literacy and Music-Related Background Variables: An Empirical Investigation

In this quantitative study, we sought to determine the connection between music literacy and music-related background variables. The sample consisted of 178 students (66 boys and 112 girls). We assessed music literacy in terms of the Hungarian National Core Curriculum ...

Conceptualizations of Improvisation with Young Instrumentalists: A Literature Review

This paper draws from the current body of research on improvisation, especially improvisation in schools and studies with younger school instrumentalists, and presents a myriad of ways to conceptualize improvisation in the instrumental music classroom. Various studies and methods of ...

Collaborative Music and Dance Improvisation Project: Investigating Perspectives

The 2014 National Core Arts Standards identify creating as one of three primary artistic processes. Music educators have often reported the improvising content standard of the 1994 version of the national standards challenging to implement outside of the jazz setting. ...

From the Margins: The Underrepresentation of Black and Latino Students/Teachers in Music Education

There is an alarming gap between rising numbers of minority students and a shrinking minority teaching force. The purpose of this research was to explore the question: Why are so few students of color preparing to teach music in the ...

Developing Core Practices for an Instrumental Music Education Methods

This article outlines the rationale for the development of an instrumental music education methods course devised around core practices. First, I provide a brief history and context of how teacher educators in the United States, over the last half-century, have ...

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Visions of Research in Music Education is a fully refereed critical journal appearing exclusively on the Internet. Its publication is offered as a public service to the profession by the New Jersey Music Educators Association, the state affiliate of NAfME: The National Association for Music Education. The publication of VRME is made possible through the facilities of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, New Jersey.

Publisher New Jersey Music Educators Association
Country United States of America
ISSN (Print) 1938-2065
Indexed 341 articles
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Licence Open Access

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