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

Thursday, March 27, 10:00-11:00 am in the Exhibit Hall

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

Please check the PMEA Conference Program for the locations of the following sessions:

Research-to-Practice Workshop I:  Thursday, March 27, 12:00-1:15pm (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: Thursday, March 27, 3:00-4:15pm  (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: Friday, March 28, 10-11:15 (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

Friday, March 28, 2:00-3:15 pm

 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: Friday, March 28, 3:30-4:45 pm  (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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