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  1. Effects of Applied Music Composition and Improvisation Assignments on Sight-Reading Ability, Learning in Music Theory and Quality in Soprano Recorder Playing

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    Description: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of applied improvisation and composition assignments that were related to and reinforcing of curriculum content on fifth-grade students' ability to sight-read traditional music notation, ability to learn to play the soprano recorder, and understanding of music theory. Specifically, the research...
    Keyword: learning, divergent, recorder, convergent, composition, and creativity
    Subject: Music Education
    Creator: Lois Veenhoven Guderian
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/14/2018
    Date Modified: 09/14/2018
    Date Created: 2008-11-04
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  2. A Mixed Methods Portrait of Urban Instrumental Music Teaching

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    Description: The purpose of this mixed methods study was to learn about the ways that instrumental music teachers in Chicago navigate the urban landscape. The design of the study most closely resembles Creswell and Plano Clark's (2007) two-part Triangulation Convergence Mixed Methods Design, with the addition of an initial exploratory focus...
    Keyword: urban, music education, Chicago, mixed methods, instrumental music, and music teaching
    Subject: Music Education
    Creator: Kate R. Fitzpatrick
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 09/07/2018
    Date Modified: 09/07/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-09
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  3. A Qualitative Examination of Undergraduate Music Students' Compositional Identity

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    Description: The primary purpose of this study was to describe what comprises an undergraduate compositional identity. Building upon recent research investigating musical identities with a social psychological framework (Macdonald, Hargreaves, & Miell, 2002), I examined the confluence of socially based experiences that shaped four undergraduate composers' lives. Specifically, this study investigated...
    Keyword: storyboards, case study, music education, composition, undergraduate music majors, and creativity
    Subject: Music Education
    Creator: Bruce Allen Carter
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 08/31/2018
    Date Modified: 08/31/2018
    Date Created: 2008-05-05
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  4. Participation in Musical Theater as a Vehicle for Understanding of Interdisciplinary Work in the Arts, Improvement of Self-Concept, and Music Achievement Among Fifth-Grade Students

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    Description: Musical theater is a discipline that, by its very nature, engages several disciplines, specifically music, visual art, theater, and dance. The elementary classroom is a viable setting for the study of the arts in an interdisciplinary manner, yet the number of studies examining interdisciplinary instruction with regard to elementary music...
    Keyword: Music, Elementary Education, Fine Arts, and Music Education
    Subject: Music Education
    Creator: Kelly Roberts
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 08/16/2018
    Date Modified: 08/16/2018
    Date Created: 2007-07-25
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation
  5. Collaborative Knowledge Building of Ethnic Musical Communities in an Urban High School: An Ethnographic Case Study

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    Description: This study investigates the nature of the face-to-face interactions and collaborations between secondary school students and community members in the nested contexts of the classroom and a local Italian community, both situated in a large city in Canada. Students used the tools of inquiry of cultural ethnographers, interviewing members of...
    Keyword: communal database, ethnography, intercultural, cultural anthropology, and student researchers
    Subject: Music Education
    Creator: Valerie Ruth Peters
    Owner: Scholarly Digital Publishing
    Date Uploaded: 08/13/2018
    Date Modified: 08/13/2018
    Date Created: 2007-08-28
    Rights: In Copyright
    Resource Type: Dissertation