Articles about Middle School Students

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 ...

Warm-Up Activities of Middle and High School Band Directors Participating in State-Level Concert Band Assessments
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 29-36

The purpose of this study was to examine the warm-ups chosen by concert band directors participating in state-level performance assessments. We observed 29 middle and high school bands and coded the frequency and duration of warm-up activities and behaviors. Results ...

Aural Image in Practice: A Multicase Analysis of Instrumental Practice in Middle School Learners
Update (2016) Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 37-44

This multiple case study examined six adolescent band students engaged in self-directed practice. The students' practice sessions were videotaped. Students provided verbal reports during their practice and again retrospectively while reviewing their video immediately after practice. Students were asked to ...

Teaching Middle School Lessons
The Instrumentalist (2015) Vol. 69, No. 8, pp. 26

Teachers hope to prepare the next generation to carry the baton of art and creativity. However, many students hit the wall during the middle school years and quit. Strong students often are the children who excel in many areas of ...

The Child's Voice: Art, Poetry and Music from the Terezin Concentration Camp for the Music Classroom
Canadian Music Educator (2015) Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 24-27

The use of music education and the arts to discuss interdisciplinary subjects, particularly that of the Holocaust, is explored in this article. A brief historical context is given and is followed by suggestions for exploring a several works connected to ...