Patrick K. Freer


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 ...

Reclaiming Group Vocal Instruction
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 42-47

General music education began as a singing-based endeavor intended to improve singing in society. It later shifted toward an enterprise predicated on choral performance, particularly at secondary levels. The emphasis on choral performance in schools is problematic because it has ...

Whom Does It Concern? A Reflection on Issues Relating to Quality, Accountability, and Relevance in Music Education's Journals (an Essay)

This essay examines components of the critique process used for American music education journals. Issues of criticism and critique are explored from three different perspectives: those who oversee, those who contribute to, and those who constitute the audiences for these ...

La muda de la voz en los varones adolescentes: Implicaciones para el canto y la música coral escolar

El objetivo de este artículo es doble. Por un lado, se pretende presentar una visión global acerca de la investigación, teoría y filosofía en relación con muda de la voz masculina adolescente, tanto en su aspecto fisiológico, como en el ...

Choral Journal (2012) Vol. 52, No. 10, pp. 6


Parallel Frames and Policy Narratives in Music Education and Physical Education
Arts Education Policy Review (2012) Vol. 113, No. 1, pp. 26-34

The relationship between music education and physical education has often been portrayed as a competition for financial resources, student enrollment, instructional time, and community support. This article instead explores commonalities between the two disciplines, including their histories, curricular debates, shared ...