Research

Teacher/Researcher Partnership project

Teachers have questions, and high ed faculty have research experience. If you have a question about your classes, music program, or the profession, contact the Research Committee (alison.reynolds@temple.edu) and we will partner a PMEA member teacher with a researcher with expertise in the area of your question. You can develop a project together, and work together to find the answer. Previous projects have involved a general music teacher required to teach classes to a new age level, and a band/string teacher wanting to see how student journaling might help her teaching.

PMEA Research Committee

2014 Conference Research Preview

PMEA Research Poster Presentations

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts: A History~~~Peris Alban, D.M.A., Russell Sage Junior High School, Queens

Aural Survival Skills: High School Teachers on Melodic Dictation~~~Nathan Buonviri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education, Temple University

A Comparison of Techniques Used by Speech-Language Pathologists and Music Educators~~~Mara Culp, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Bandmaster William P. Foster: Fostering Excellence Through Band and Character~~~Gregory Drane, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Music Performance Anxiety~~~Andrew Erb, Ph.D. Student, Boston University, Director of Bands, Thiel College

An Investigation of the Apps Used by Pennsylvania Music Teachers~~~Lindsay Fulcher, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Gender Bias and Musical Instrument Selection in Music Education~~~Kelly Gathen, Master’s Student, University of Delaware

Sources of Pedagogical Values of Band Directors~~~Jason Gossett, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

A Descriptive Study of Democratic Practices in Ensembles~~~Jason Gossett, Lindsay Fulcher, Yo-jung Han, and Dan Shevock, Ph.D. Students, and Darrin Thornton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, The Pennsylvania State University

Analysis of Verbal Descriptions for Timbre: Based on Conceptual Metaphor Theory~~~Yo-jung Han, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Student and Teacher Perspectives on Instrumental Selection~~~Rachel Kauffman, Master’s Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Social Media as Educative Tool for Parents Toward Musical Development in Early Childhood~~~Stephanie Kistler, Master’s Student, University of Delaware

Finding Retention in Community Music Ensemble Participants~~~Joshua E. Long, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Genius Considered: The Life, Music, and Lasting Influence of Ahmad Jamal~~~Michael Mackey, Doctoral Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

The Effect of Improvisation on the Transfer of Technique~~~Sally Minnich, Master’s Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Playing by Ear: An Investigation of Attitudes and Definitions of Adults Who Played Music As Children~~~Anne-Marie Hildebrandt Nelson, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Effect of Metaphoric-Image, Motion, and a Dual Modality Approach on the Perception of Vocal Tone~~~Webb Parker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Southern Mississippi

Continued Investigation of the Effect of a Male Singing Model on Kindergarten Children’s Use of Singing Voice Achievement~~~Joanne Rutkowski, Ph.D., Professor of Music, The Pennsylvania State University

Performance-based Testing in Middle Level Applied Music Classes; Weighing the Benefits of Second-Chance Assessments~~~Christine Ryan, D.M.A., Hamburg Area Middle School and Adjunct Instructor Kutztown University

High School Music Students’ Participation in Music Outside of School & Plans for Future Music Participation~~~Meghan Scully, Master’s Student, University of Delaware

Reflections on Anti-authoritarian Pedagogy in a Jazz Combo Lab~~~Daniel Shevock, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Teaching Music in Urban Settings: A Descriptive Survey of Teacher Perspectives~~~Darrin Thornton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, The Pennsylvania State University

High School Music Teacher Influence on the Career Choice of Music Education Majors~~~Linda Thornton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, The Pennsylvania State University

National Board Certification as Music Teacher Professional Development~~~Heather Waters, University Fellow, Temple University

Types of Mentoring Activities Experienced by Novice Music Teachers~~~Krissie Weimer, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Beyond the Rehearsal Rountine: Investigating Adolescent Mood and Motivation During Secondary Music Ensembles~~~Lindsay Weiss, Ph.D. Student, Teachers College Columbia, and Adjunct Instructor Kean University

Research-to-Practice Workshop I (Yiyue Zhang, Ph.D. Student, Temple University, Presider)

Demystifying Vocal Pedagogy through Imagery, Metaphor, and Motion: A Research-based “How-To” Guide for the Choral Rehearsal

Webb Parker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of Southern Mississippi

Research-to-Practice Workshop II  (Jason Worzbyt, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Presider)

Beyond the Rehearsal Routine: Investigating Adolescent Mood and Motivation During Secondary Music Ensembles

Lindsay Weiss, Ph.D. Student Teachers College Columbia, Adjunct Instructor Kean University

PMEA Research Paper Presentations~~~Linda Thornton, Discussant

Research Forum I (Pamela Turowski, Ph.D. Student, Temple University, Presider)

A Descriptive Study of Democratic Practices in Ensembles~~~Jason Gossett, Ph.D. Student; Lindsay Fulcher, Ph.D. Student; Yo Han, Ph.D. Student; and Daniel Shevock, Ph.D. Student; and Darrin Thornton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, The Pennsylvania State University

Teaching Music in Urban Settings: A Descriptive Survey of Teacher Perspectives~~~Darin Thornton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music, The Pennsylvania State University

National Board Certification as Music Teacher Professional Development~~~Heather Waters, University Fellow, Temple University

2014 PMEA Conference Invited Researcher

 Linda Thornton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, The Pennsylvania State University

Keeping the Good:  What Music Teaching Does Well

PMEA Research Paper Presentations~~~Linda Thornton, Discussant

Research Forum I  (Danielle Cullen, Ph.D. Student, Temple University, Presider)

Aural Survival Skills: High School Teachers on Melodic Dictation~~~Nathan Bounviri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education Temple University

Finding Retention in Community Music Ensemble Participants~~~Joshua Long, Ph.D. Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Continued Investigation of the Effect of a Male Singing Model on Kindergarten Children’s Use of Singing Voice Achievement~~~Joanne Rutkowski, Ph.D., Professor of Music, The Pennsylvania State University

 

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