Articles about Music Education

Using Roleplaying Simulations and Alternate Reality Gaming to Develop Professional Behaviors in Pre-Service Music Teachers: A Qualitative Case Study
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

Research suggests that a teacher’s social and managerial acumen is highly in influential over student learning outcomes. This broad collection of skills is categorized in teacher evaluation frameworks using terms like professional behavior or deportment. Despite their importance, there is ...

On Practice, Skill and Competition: A Pragmatist Theory of Action for Instrumental Music Education
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

Practice, skill and competition are important aspects of participating in school bands and orchestras. However, writers have questioned their value. In this philosophical paper, I mine the writings of the American pragmatists–in particular, their theories of habit and experience –- ...

Colloquy: Telling the Stories of Music Education Research
Contributions to Music Education (2017) Vol. 42, No. 1

The Colloquy column is an opportunity for the Editor of CME to address current issues affecting research in music education, along with an outline of articles for the present issue. In this segment, music education research is compared with stories, ...

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 ...

Differentiated Instruction and Student Engagement: Effective Strategies for Teaching Combined-Grade Classes at the Secondary Level
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 33-37

In today's reality, many teachers are faced with the challenge of having to teach combined-grade music classes. This article posits an alternative model to the traditional approach to single-grade classroom music instruction by offering effective teaching strategies that allow for ...

Fumbling Towards Vulnerability: Moving Out of the Familiar for Music Education's Sake
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 22-24

As a young teacher that is still fairly new to the profession, I am constantly striving to find a balance in my own teaching practice that honours both the traditional past of music making, as well as infusing a more ...

Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 2


Building a Collaborative Commons Within Public Education: Victoria's Cooper Smith Music Library Collection. A Case Study - Part 2 of 2
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 8-12

The Cooper Smith Music Library Collection (CSMLC) holds over 9,000 sets of choral octavos, vocal and instrumental jazz charts, musicals, ukulele arrangements, and string orchestra selections. It houses a large inventory of string instruments available for rent, two pianos, a ...