Research

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PMEA Research Committee

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

2016 Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference

March 17-19, 2016

Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA

Submission deadline: October 1, 2015

Instructions for Submission

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Dr. Edward Asmus posts  Calls for Papers and Conference Session Proposals (as well as announcements for open music education positions in higher education) from a variety of state, national, and international sources on his Music Research Web Site. To sign up to receive email notifications from him, click on Add Name at the Directory link.

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Teacher/Researcher Partnership project

Teachers have questions, and higher 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 answers. Previous projects have involved a general music teacher required to teach classes to a new age level, and a band/string teacher wanting to learn ways student journaling guided her teaching and reflective practice.

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2015 PMEA Research Presentations

Following are research poster presentations at the 2015 PMEA Annual In-Service Conference held in Hershey, PA.  Click on a link to view the abstract corresponding to its title.

PMEA Research Poster Presentations

Saturday Night Lights: The Origin and Development of the Marching Band Field Show~~~Glen A. Brumbach, Doctoral Student, University of Maryland

What’s the Jive about Jazz? A Study of Music Educators’ Selection of Repertoire for Jazz Ensemble Programs~~~Glen A. Brumbach, Doctoral Student, University of Maryland

The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude~~~Mara Culp, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

African-American Bandsmen in the U.S. Navy: A Movement Toward Racial Integration~~~Gregory Drane, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

High School Students’ Musical Achievement and Improvisation on the Steel Drum~~~Jessica L. Eastridge, Master’s Student, University of Delaware

Public School Orchestra Programs and the El Sistema Movement: Exploring Similarities, Differences, and Potential Redundancies~~~Stephen Fairbanks, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

The Effect of Visually Presented Lyrics on Song Learning~~~Yo-Jung Han, Doctoral Student, and Dr. Joanne Rutkowski, Professor of Music Education, The Pennsylvania State University

An Examination of the Attitudes of American Music Educators Towards Musical Improvisation~~~Anne-Marie Hildebrandt, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

The Relationship Between the Use of Democratic Practices and Competitive Marching Band Scores~~~Casey Hounsell, Undergraduate Honors Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Early Childhood and Elementary Music Education: The Administrator’s View~~~Katherine E. W. Martinenza, Master’s Student, University of Delaware

An Intrinsic Case Study of Six Southeastern Public School Music Educators’ Classroom Management Development~~~Dr. Elizabeth Cassidy Parker, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Temple University

Allocation of Administrative Resources by Maryland Band Directors~~~P. Joseph Holback, Jr., Undergraduate Honors Student, Elizabethtown College

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

Conservatism and Democratic Teaching Practices Among Pennsylvania Music Ensemble Teachers~~~Dr. Daniel J. Shevock, The Pennsylvania State University

A Case Study on Parent Participation in Their Child’s Musical Development~~~Emma Steever, Master’s Student, University of Delaware

The Role of the Goal: Perspectives on Goal-Setting by Undergraduate Students~~~Dr. Linda Thornton, Associate Professor of Music Education; Krissie Weimer, Doctoral Student; Casey Hounsell, Undergraduate Honors Student; with Alison Long, Caitlyn McGaugh, and Erin Trautmann, Undergraduate Students, The Pennsylvania State University

The Creativity Conversation: A Content Analysis of Music Educators’ Journal From 1955-2014~~~Dr. Linda Thornton, Associate Professor of Music Education; Anne-Marie Hildebrandt, Doctoral Student; and Dr. Daniel J. Shevock, The Pennsylvania State University

Is Music Aptitude an Indicator of Students’ Persistence in a Beginning and Middle School Band Program?~~~Brett C. Tozer, Director of Band/HS Social Studies (Berlin Brothersvalley School District) and Doctoral Candidate, Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University of Pennyslvania

Pennsylvania Elementary Band Directors’ Methods for Student Instrument Selection~~~Erin L. Trautmann, Undergraduate Honors Student, The Pennsylvania State University

A Tale of Two Novices~~~Krissie Weimer, Doctoral Student, The Pennsylvania State University

Digital Expressions: An Examination of the Role Music Technology Plays in the Formation of Adolescent Musical Identities~~~Lindsay Weiss, Doctoral Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University; Jordan Mroziak, Duquesne University; and Lisa Hoak, Duquesne University

Co-Constructing Music in a Reggio-Inspired Preschool~~~Emily A. Westlake, Master’s Student, Temple University

PMEA Research Presentations

The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude~~~Mara Culp, The Pennsylvania State University

School Music Programs in the El Sistema Movement: A Rationale for Exploring Similarities, Differences, and Potential Redundancies~~~Stephen Fairbanks, The Pennsylvania State University

Conservatism and Democratic Teaching Practices Among Pennsylvania Music Ensemble Teachers~~~Daniel Shevock, The Pennsylvania State University

The Role of the Goal: Perspectives on Goal-Setting by Undergraduate Students~~~Linda Thornton, Krissie Weimer, Casey Hounsell, Allison Long, Caitlyn McGaugh, & Erin Trautmann, The Pennsylvania State University

Digital Expressions: An Examination of the Role Music Technology Plays in the Formation of Adolescent Musical Identities~~~Lindsay Weiss (Teachers College, Columbia), Jordan Mroziak (Duquesne), & Lisa Hoak (Duquesne)

Children’s Co-Construction of Music in a Reggio-Inspired Preschool~~~Emily Westlake, Temple University

PMEA Invited Researcher Presentation

What Has Research Told Us About Beginning Teachers?~~~Dr. Colleen Conway, University of Michigan Description: Discussion of experiences of beginning music teachers in their first years based on research.

PMEA Research to Practice Workshops
Developing Classroom Management: Master Teachers Speak~~~Dr. Elizabeth Cassidy Parker, Temple University
Description: Explore classroom music interactions through the eyes of master teachers.

From Nurturing to Intervention: Research-Based Approaches for Helping All Children Learn to Sing~~~Dr. Joanne Rutkowski, The Pennsylvania State University
Description: Applications of research findings to help children learn to sing.

 

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Research Articles

Research Links

Research Suggestions

Have a suggestion for a research project? Grad students and faculty in PMEA are interested in ideas for projects! Please submit a question or problem you think would make a good project by clicking here.