Research

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PMEA Research Committee

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American Orff-Schulwerk Association

Professional Development Conference

November 7-10, 2018

Call for Digital Posters

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PMEA 2018 In-service Conference

April 19-21, 2018

Research Presentations

Invited Researcher

Susan W. Conkling

Professor of Music, Music Education, Boston University college of Fine Arts

Who’s Afraid of a Little Theory?

When we inquire into music education—whether our questions come from our practice as teachers or our observations as researchers and administrators—we take a little theory with us. This interactive session is designed to help us become more aware of how we are already using theory, and the possibilities of theory in inquiry-based practice.

Presented on Friday, April 20, 11:30am-12:30pm, Location featured in Conference Program

Research to Practice Workshops:

RESEARCH-TO-PRACTICE I:  Thursday, April 19th, 10:30-11:30, Location featured in Conference Program

Erik Piazza: Creativity Musical Activities to Enhance Achievement in Ensemble Rehearsals

RESEARCH-TO-PRACTICE II:  Thursday, April 19th, 3:00-4:00pm, Location featured in Conference Program

Jason Jones: Step “In Time”: Effective Subdivision Strategies for Elementary General Music

Poster Presentations

Thursday, April 20th 12:00-1:00pm, Lobby Area of Exhibit Hall

Mitchell Davis: The Effects of Independent Chamber Music on Band Students’ Creativity

Olivia Dowd: The Ethic of Care in Music Education

Michquelena Ferguson: School of Music Ensemble Directors’ Attitudes Toward Non-Music Major Participation in Collegiate Ensembles

Val Flamini: Optimal Experience in the Choral Setting

Deanna Goudelias: Vocal Health and Wellness from the Undergraduate Vocalists’ Perspective

Mackinlay Hines: Beginner Free Improvisation

Amanda Miller: Imagining Possible Futures: Policy and Advocacy Education in Music Teacher Training Programs

Jason Jones: Elementary Music Teacher Perception and Instruction of Subdivision: A Mixed Methods Study

Louis Kugleman: Comprehensive Musicianship to the National Core Arts: Tracing Music Education Standards

Joshua Long: The Need for a Community Band

Matthew Palmer: Teach Them Opera: The Influence of Teaching Italian Opera to K-12 Students in the General Music Classroom

Erik Piazza: Creative Musical Activities in Performing Ensembles

Lindsey Ray: Bridging the Gap: Identifying Resources Used by Successful Music Educators in Order to Make Music Education More Inclusive for Students with Emotional Support Needs

Elizabeth Robbins: Effects of Race and Gender on Pre-service Music Teacher’s Attitudes Toward Composer Diversity

Kate Seller: Discrimination and Isolation Among Female High School Band Directors

Daniel Shevock: Satis Coleman’s Environmental Philosophy: An Intellectual History

Daniel Shevock & Linda Thornton: Band Director Perceptions of Tradition and Change

Yunshu Tan: From Formal Learning to Informal Learning: A Case Study of a Chinese International Non-music Majors’ Pop/Rock Band

Jason Vodicka: Student Teaching, Self Reflection, and Social Learning

Michael Wall: Creative Spaces and Democratic Practice in the School Band Room

Sarah Watts: Beyond the Classroom Walls:  Alumni, Faculty, and Student Collaboration in Global Contexts

Le Zhang: To Be or Not to Be: The Implication of International Baccalaureate Music Curriculum

Research Forum: 

RESEARCH FORUM I:  Friday, April 20th, 10:00-11:00am, Location featured in Conference Program

Michael Wall: Creative Spaces and Democratic Practice in the School Band Room

Kate SellersDiscrimination and Isolation Among Female High School Band Directors

Daniel Shevock & Linda Thornton: Band Director Perceptions of Tradition and Change

RESEARCH FORUM II:  Friday, April 20, 2:30-3:30pm, Location featured in Conference Program

Jason Vodicka: Student Teaching, Self Reflection, and Social Learning

Mackinlay Himes: Beginner Free Improvisation

 

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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 ([email protected]) 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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