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PMEA Research Committee

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CALL FOR RESEARCH
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
In-Service Conference 2021

The PMEA Research Committee announces a call for research for presentation at the Virtual 2021 PMEA Annual In-Service Conference in April, 2021. (Dates and times for the conference and details about various presentation platforms across the full Virtual 2021 PMEA Conference TBA by September 30, 2020, posted at www.PMEA.net) The PMEA Research Committee will blind review research submission materials corresponding with the indicated option at time of submission:

  • Option 1, Poster Only
    • Abstracts of completed or in-progress research of any type (i.e., quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, philosophical, historical) for Poster Session presentation.
  • Option 2, Poster and Research Presentation
    • If abstract is accepted for poster presentation, primary author requests its consideration also for paper presentation at one of two Research Forums.
  • Option 3, Poster and Research-to-Practice Workshop
    • If abstract for completed research project is accepted for poster presentation, primary author requests review of additional workshop submission materials for consideration also for presentation during one of two Research-to-Practice Workshops. (Workshop presenters actively involve attendees in applications of the submitted research procedures, outcomes, and/or implications.)

The window for submitting proposals for research session presentations is August 15 – October 14, 2020. For complete submission requirements and instructions, go to https://pmea.submittable.com/submit/e97b8278-75fa-4f9e-893d-c998578ee10a/2021-pmea-call-for-research

 

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PMEA Research Forum Webinar Recording
Tuesday, May 19th

View Webinar Recording Here.

Presenters

Photo of Margaret Harrigan, Presenter
Margaret Harrigan, Eastman School of Music, Burlington Public Schools
An Examination of Elementary General Music Students’ Actions, Interactions, and
Perceptions of Learning Through Music Play

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Photo of Lauren Ryals, PresenterLauren Ryals, Doctoral Student, Temple University
An Exploratory Study of Community Band Members’ Impressions of
Skills and Behaviors Successful for Band Directing


Dr. Nancy Beitler
Discussant

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PMEA Research Forum Webinar Recording
Thursday, May 14th, 2020

View Webinar Recording Here.

Presenters
Photo, Jenny Hutton, Presenter
Jenny Hutton, Choral Music Teacher, Cheltenham High School; Doctoral Student, Temple University
The Lived Experiences of K-12 Music Educators’ Development of Teacher-Student Relationships

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Photo, Aimee Pearsall, Presenter
Aimee Pearsall, Music Department. University of Delaware
(Photo releases were obtained.)

Aimee Pearsall, Instructor of Music Education, University of Delaware; Doctoral Student, Temple University
The Impact of a Statewide Advocacy Day on Pre-service Music Teachers’ Policy


Dr. Brent Talbot,
Gettysburg College
Discussant

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PMEA 2020 Research Poster Presentation and Abstracts
When PMEA 2020, scheduled for April 23rd-25th, had to be cancelled, PMEA and the Research Committee offered presenters alternative presentation options. Following are abstracts for in-progress and completed research. Questions about researchers’ projects can be addressed to researchers directly, using contact information on their abstracts.

Brian Ackles: The Agile Centered Classroom
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Dustin Burgess: Shorter University: Effects of Time Management and Time Perception on Teacher Usage of Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance
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Marissa Guarriello, Eastman School of Music & Kevin Feher, Pennridge High School: Student Perceptions of Composition Activities in Two Secondary Ensembles of Different Ability Levels
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Margaret C. Harrigan, Eastman School of Music, Burlington Public Schools: An Examination of General Music Students’ Actions, Interactions, and Perceptions of Learning Through Music Play
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Jennifer C. Hutton, Cheltenham High School, Temple University: The Lived Experiences of K-12 Music Educators’ Development of Teacher-Student Relationships
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Joshua E. Long, Marist College: Musicians Absent from Community Band Participation
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Joshua E. Long, Marist College: Bethlehem Steel Company Band: An Industrial Reach into the Community
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Christopher M. Marra, Seton Hill University: Perceived Stress in Undergraduate Instrumental Music Majors
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Douglas McCall, The Pennsylvania State University: The Development of Music Teacher Identity in Choral Student Teachers
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Aimee Pearsall, University of Delaware, Temple University: The Impact of Statewide Advocacy Day on Preservice Music Teachers’ Policy and Advocacy Awareness
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Lauren Ryals, Temple University: An Exploration of Community Band Members’ Impressions of Skills and Behaviors Successful for Band Directing
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Jeff Torchon, Temple University: Enrique Jorrín and Cha-Cha-Chá: Creation, Historical Importance and influences on American Music Education
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Sarah H. Watts, Pennsylvania State University: World Music Pedagogy and Building Empathy in Early Childhood

Le Zhang, The Pennsylvania State University: Cultural Colonialism, Academic Rigor, or Both? A Study of ABRSM Examinations in Northern China
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Music Research Web Site

Brian Wesolowski 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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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.

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