Sarah Valle
The purpose of this analysis is to identify arrangements of historic choral masterworks from the Western choral tradition that are appropriate for middle school singers.
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Krista M. Reeder
The music classroom is a natural place to explore creativity, construct new meaning, collaborate with varied levels of expertise, and transfer skills to other avenues of life.
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Rachel E. Skunes
Music educators look to the National Core Arts Standards as a guide to creating meaningful experiences for their students centered on the knowledge, skills, and reasoning required to succeed in music.
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Reid Larsen
The purpose of this study is to arrange 16th-century madrigals and chansons for adolescent changing voice choirs.
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Ann Marie Lubovich
The purpose of this paper was to support the instruction of teaching kindergarten students to sing in tune.
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Mya Scaralato
This paper examines the connections between absolute music (that without a text) and human emotion through the philosophical lenses of both the cognitivist--who holds that emotion in music is primarily a cognitively perceived experience--and the emotivist--who holds that emotion is directly felt by the listener throughout the musical experience.
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Natalie Ann Kruger
The purpose of this project was to develop guidelines and a checklist to select repertoire for beginning orchestra ensembles.
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Matthew Thomas Dehnel
Composing is often studied in a strictly technical sense, focusing much on the music theory behind the work. Inspired by the doctoral thesis of Ralph Hultgren, this paper interrogates the composing process in a more personal sense.
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Lauren Fladland
The intent of this project was to discover information about comprehensive musicianship unit plan formats and goals, as well as the history behind comprehensive musicianship.
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Stacy Halter
The achievement gap appertains to an observed significant and persistent disparity in academic performance or educational attainment between different groups of students, especially groups defined by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, English proficiency, familial situations, and community wealth.
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Daniel Tewalt
This master’s project looked at considerations for the arranging and design process for drum corps shows.
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Kari M. Liebert
Assessment is a necessary component to gauging what and how a student learned.
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Tony Streng
This study investigates a model that supports the use of informal learning techniques—specifically, the Musical Futures Project—and considers how these ideas can be adapted for use in a traditional choir classroom.
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Carly Huhn
Early childhood is a critical stage of development for increasing the potential for music aptitude in young children; creating an early childhood music curriculum is a key component of this process.
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Megan L. Ofstedal
This project presents a comprehensive model of preparation and planning for the choral conductor-teacher that combines existing models with ideas for long-term calendar planning.
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Louise Buckley
This project explored the relationship between teacher approval and the extensiveness and creativity of the group improvisations of fifth-grade students.
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Emily Grace Nelson
This lecture-recital offers teachers of intermediate students a resource for deeper understanding of performance practices within the Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern eras by focusing on specific pieces from Domenico Scarlatti, Frederic Chopin, (Achilles-) Claude Debussy, and Kirsten Broberg.
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Elizabeth A. Burger
The purpose of the project is to investigate the relationship between music literacy and literacy learning in the other disciplines.
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Matthew Glen Marsolek
The intent of this investigation was to research elements that improve continued participation in instrumental music during school years and apply that research to the classroom.
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Caroline Becker
This paper will seek to apply Peter Webster's Model of Creative Thinking Processes in Music to the large ensemble setting.
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Benjamin Hoehn
An important element is often missing from school ensemble rehearsals: warm-up for brass players.
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Andrew Jensen
This paper discusses the why, what and how of assessment in the secondary music ensemble setting by exploring a new philosophy regarding the importance of assessment, what type of learning teachers should be aiming to assess in ensemble classrooms, and providing a variety of specific methods and examples of those assessments.
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Elizabeth Ann Egger
The intent of this project was to develop a resource for children’s choir directors to prepare rehearsals of choral-orchestral works by Benjamin Britten.
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Raluca Sorina Boac
This paper summarizes the lecture portion of the public lecture- recital/demonstration presented at the University of St. Thomas on June 13, 2013.
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Patrick Bents
This paper examines the differences between formal learning methods used in school instrumental music classroom and informal methods used by popular musicians outside of a school setting, and proposes integrating informal learning of popular music into the classroom.
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Mallory Jayne Kroon Martin
The adolescent changing voice is a topic of great interest and concern among music educators.
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Jennifer Robin Jungwirth
The purpose of this project was to encourage music teachers to utilize technology in the classroom to increase student retention, engagement, and creativity.
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Grace E. Watkins
The purpose of this paper was to explore the challenges and rewards of teaching instrumental music in a boarding school setting.
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Jennifer Dana Krinke
The purpose of this study was to investigate how Robert Shaw and Weston Noble, two renowned American choral conductors, created a sense of community and followership within their choirs and performing groups.
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Tammie L. Junkans
The selection of quality literature is foundational to any choral experience.
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Shoshanah Drake
In today's society, trends in education promote standards and test scores.
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Amanda George
The purpose of this project was to integrate Minnesota Language Arts Standards and Minnesota Music Standards into lesson plans suitable for a second grade general music classroom.
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Rachel Schmeltzer
This paper will seek to define psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's concept of "flow" and apply it to teaching junior high choral music.
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Minghui Phebe Yeo
Integrating games into our music teaching is not an unfamiliar method, but it has been neglected and should be revived in our music teaching experiences.
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Keith J. Koehlmoos
The purpose of this project was to document and examine the organizational details of the eight AA Regions of the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) band contests.
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Heidi Kathryn McIlroy
The selection of quality repertoire is a core principle for teaching in a Kodály-inspired music classroom.
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Kristen J. Roemer
Folk dance in the elementary music classroom is commonly utilized for its emphasis on community building, problem solving and strengthening elemental musical concepts.
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Alison Lindsay Capelle
As music educators, we are responsible for giving our students a balanced and sequential education in the field of music.
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Rebecca Peterson
The purpose of this paper is two-fold: to investigate the history of non-denominational, evangelical church music in America and its influence on church choirs of the same; and to begin a collection of classical music appropriate for evangelical church choirs.
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Elizabeth Johnson Camozzi
Folk music is a staple in the Kodály method of music education.
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Benjamin Perry Waltz
Using literature from a variety of sources, this paper explores the nature of bullying and its effect on male participation in choir.
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Shannon Elizabeth McCauley
The intent of this study was to review the philosophies, science-based beliefs, and fundamental voice education topics found within the book set, Bodymind and Voice: Foundations in Voice Education, while also providing practical applications for use in the middle school choral setting.
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Sheri Lieffring
The intent of this paper is to synthesize current methods of part-singing development in order to create a new sequential process for developing part-singing specifically designed for beginning mixed-voice middle school choirs.
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Jessica Perry
This article reviews scholars' breakdown of the advantages of the informal music learning environment as support for the authors' recommendation to model classroom music learning after popular musicians' methods.
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Jill E. Bradford Baller
The purpose of this study was to research classroom guitar instructional strategies, as well as the history of the use of instruments in the elementary general music classroom.
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Megan Anne Zillgitt
The purpose of this project was to provide elementary music teachers with specific, practical examples and strategies to build a bridge of mutual respect with families to optimize the musical learning and growth for students.
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Jennifer Marie Hall
The intent of this study was to explore effective strategies to extend and incorporate Orff Schulwerk into the children’s school liturgy.
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Mellisa Weinert
Private music lessons, particularly those taught in independent or home studios, often lack regulation and accountability.
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Angela Mitchell
The purpose of this project was to study the history of female-only vocal ensembles in order to understand how attitudes and perceptions toward women's choirs may affect their status in the profession.
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Anna Elizabeth Unger
The intent of this thesis was to determine how parents and their children value music.
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Lisa Sauer
A clear, consistent approach to teaching triple meter is necessary to improve students’ perception and understanding.
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Amy Jo Cherner
Many adults continue their professional development throughout their careers.
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Carrie B. Thompson
The purpose of this study was to first examine the benefits of thorough study of a musical work for an instrumental conductor as described by leading figures in the field of conducting and education.
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Jennifer Michelle Tiede
The intent of this project was to provide the resource of a jazz listening library for jazz educators to provide authentic listening opportunities for beginning and developing jazz students.
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Jennifer Leigh Wohlgemuth
The intent of this project was to create an undergraduate-level course for students at Crown College in the Bachelor of Music, Piano Concentration degree.
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Katherine J. Crockett
This discussion explored the thoughts and actions taken by one elementary music teacher who made the decision to incorporate an authentic African music program and high-level performing ensemble into her existing school music curriculum.
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Gillian Teoh
The problem of this thesis was to examine Han Chinese folk songs appropriate for use with a middle school choral curriculum.
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Leonard Owen Davis
The purpose of this project was to identify the core singing and listening repertoire according to the Sioux Falls School District elementary vocal music curriculum and pacing guides.
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Sarah Ludwig Cohen
The intent of this project was to provide a collection of Repertoire Resource Guides suitable for children’s choir using the model presented in the Teaching Music through Performance in Choir series, and to offer accompanying song presentation plans for select pieces as a means to demonstrate the application of the information provided in the resource guides.
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Emily Smith
The intent of this paper is to compare the leading philosophies for teaching elementary general music: Dalcroze, Kodály, and Orff.
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Amalie Niethammer
The intent of this paper is to offer teachers of beginning band students an alternative to teaching rhythm through traditional methods utilizing methods already employed in the elementary music classroom.
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Mark H. Bussey
A growing body of research suggests that music is a specifically human, rather than natural phenomenon.
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Eliott Kranz
The purpose of this project was to incorporate the Comprehensive Musicianship Through Performance Method into the Cedar Falls High School Vocal Music Curriculum.
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Richard C. Voth
The role of the music minister has been the topic of discussion in the last forty years among educational institutions as well as churches.
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Andrea Halverson-Forsberg
The intent of this study was to examine iconic notation and its application in teaching musical literacy skills in the elementary music classroom.
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Darcy A. Morrissey
The intent of this investigation was to examine pre-adolescents’ pitch accuracy during a vocal warm-up and the affect of piano accompaniment on the students’ pitch accuracy.
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Larissa Iverson
This project explored philosophical and historical arguments for integrated learning and performance models.
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Andrea Olson
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze developed a pedagogical model for teaching musicianship in the early 20th century that helps students think about and learn music through Eurhythmics (movement), Solfège, and Improvisation exercises. Andrea Olson
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Jennifer Walker
The focus of this master's project is to show pedagogical processes for five choral octavos suitable for use with elementary choirs comprised of children in grades four, five, or six.
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Susan C. Fergus
The feminist movement in America and around the world has impacted women profoundly.
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Lindsey Jentzsch
The purpose of this study was to research characteristics that children on the autism spectrum display, as well as suggested interventions for these children in a classroom setting.
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Rachel Hartwig
The purpose of this study was to examine constructivist theory and explore current constructivist practices in education today.
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Jessica Leibfried
The intent of this final project was to investigate the nature and function of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts and develop a formulaic template for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO).
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Chris Larson
The intent of this thesis was to determine what pedagogical techniques middle school directors could use to develop musical literacy and artistic independence in middle school singers.
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Victoria Lynn Derybowski
The problem of this study was to determine the attitudes of Spanish-speaking English language learners regarding singing in English.
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Jessica Gilbertson
The purpose of this study was to compile quality, standard solo literature for each wind instrument.
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Katie G. Larson
The purpose of this thesis was to determine the ways in which choral music educators involve students in the analysis/interpretation of choral music during rehearsals.
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Anne Fidelma Barry
The intent of this project was to examine five treble choral pieces by Irish composers, and to prepare presentation plans for their use in a classroom or rehearsal.
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Dagan O. Hanson
The intent of this thesis was to identify the factors band directors consider when deciding whether to recruit oboe players for their beginning band programs and the degree to which the following factors were considered by directors before deciding whether to recruit oboes for beginning band.
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Scyler Shearer
The problem of this thesis was to determine whether popular music has a musically valid role in the American music classroom.
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Julie Enwright
The intent of this study was to determine if instruction in the use of facial expressions to depict text meaning resulted in an aural difference in expressive singing.
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Sarah Hass
The problem of this study was to observe, document, and analyze a fourth grade child diagnosed with autism.
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Bryan J. Thorstad
The intent of this thesis was to examine the nature and function of instrumental warm-up in the secondary music classroom.
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Shandra Prowell
The problem of this thesis is to investigate theories about the origin, function and value of music in society and to discuss their implications on music education in the 21st century.
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Brandy Klingel Gullickson
The problem of this study was to identify the non-Western European SATB multicultural repertoire performed by the professional choral ensemble, World Voices and determine what performance assistance/notes can be found in the octavos and on websites, which may enrich the teaching of this repertoire.
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Laura Berggren
The problem of this thesis was to examine participation rates in Minnesota high school jazz bands by gender and determine which factors contribute to the disproportionate number of males versus females who participate in these ensembles.
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Cynthia A. Pierce
As the music teacher at Hmong College Prep Academy it has been important to me to provide musical curricula to my students that they will find culturally relevant.
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Sarah R. Burdick
The question driving this thesis was whether self-identified non-musical adults would change their beliefs about their musical ability after participating in a series of Orff-Schulwerk music classes.
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Sara J. Heimsoth
The purpose of this study was to investigate Arvida Steen’s background and expertise in Orff Schulwerk curriculum development and to document her influence on the dissemination and practice of Orff Schulwerk in the United States.
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April J. Rios
The problem of this thesis was to determine how culturally representative repertoire of Mandarin Chinese music can be taught in a classroom setting rooted in Orff Schulwerk and Kodály pedagogy.
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Sharon Kay Howell
Over the years, the works of many Christmas lyricists and composers have become well known, including those of Franz Gruber, Joseph Mohr, Charles Wesley, Edmund Sears, and more recently, John Rutter.
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Barry Michael Zumwalde
The intent of this study was to determine how the concepts of notation, rhythm and harmony were introduced in music theory textbooks.
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Elizabeth A. Anderson
The intent of this study was to determine the impact that Isaac Esko had on music education within the public schools of Esko, Minnesota
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Skye L. Sanford
The aim of this thesis is to examine the extent to which educators in India use music to sustain Tibetan culture.
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Sarah M. Minette
The intent of this research is to explore the current perceptions of women educators teaching instrumental music at the secondary level, (6-12).
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Gail L. Vornkahl
The purpose of this comparison study was to determine the similarities and differences between the education, methods, and techniques employed by the choral conductor and the teacher of singing.
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Karen Lutgen
The intent of this thesis was to determine the nature and function of movement as a pedagogical tool leading to healthy and expressive singing in the choral rehearsal.
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Caitlin Pellerite Lucci
The intent of this thesis was to identify the factors students perceive to be the most challenging when learning to play the recorder, and to determine the relative influence each of these challenges has on students’ perceptions of personal success and motivation to continue recorder playing.
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Caroline Miesle
This study was an investigation of possible strategies for the application of Montessori’s pedagogical principles to the secondary choral rehearsal.
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Matthew C. Oyen
The purpose of this study was to gather impressions of parent-musicians' relationships and interactions with music education by examining how their life experiences and musical training shaped the musical parenting of their children.
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Elizabeth Roth Kotek
The purpose of this thesis project was to describe and understand Patrick Henry High School Band’s musical past – 1940–1980.
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Beth Ann Hepburn
The intent of this study was to examine the origins of the development of Carl Orff’s Schulwerk pedagogy and philosophy through his elemental music and movement lessons at the Güntherschule, from 1924 to 1932.
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Nathan Knoll
The intent of this study was to demonstrate a way of integrating comprehensive musicianship into high school choral rehearsals quickly and easily.
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Laurel Dawn Oger
The intent of this thesis was to prepare song presentation plans for five treble choral pieces written by Canadian composers and arrangers for use by teacher-conductors in their classrooms with the goal of helping them expand their young singers’ exposure to Canadian choral music and culture.
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Mairee D. Pantzer
The objective of this thesis was to document Betty Bertaux’s contributions to the field of children’s choral music and investigate the founding and cultivating of Children’s Chorus of Maryland.
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Elizabeth McLeod
The purpose of this project was to enhance the music teaching and learning process by analyzing illustrated children’s literature for use in the elementary music classroom as a tool for empowering and energizing teachers and students as they engage in the process of developing music skills and understanding music concepts.
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Rachel Leigh Widen Wixson
The problem of this thesis was to transcribe eight authentic urban playground singing games and determine their pedagogical implications in an elementary music curriculum.
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Reid W. Wixson
The intent of this thesis was to determine what and how artistic middle-level band literature can be integrated with the teachable skills of the Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Methodand systematized into a reference and retrieval system.
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Andrew Naseth
The intent of this thesis was to determine what method or methods studio voice teachers currently use to teach posture and breathing as applied to singing.
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Heather LeVesseur
The problem of this theoretical study was to investigate the attitudes and perceptions held by parents as they decide whether to enroll their child into a beginning band program.
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David Miller
The purpose of this study was to create arrangements or compositions appropriate for middle school percussion ensembles or jazz combo.
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Bryan Blessing
The purpose of this thesis was to investigate the strategies used by various Minnesota choral composers to write middle school choral music.
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Courtney Zupancich
This study is a collection of improvisation teaching techniques for use with elementary music students.
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Michael J. Moeller
It was the intent of this thesis to examine the influence of the American Bandmasters Association on the development of wind band literature.
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Joanne M. Cahill
The purpose of this study was to determine the similarities and differences between the Kodály-inspired approach to music reading and the Direct Instruction approach to language reading.
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Ann Marie Wieseckel
The problem of this thesis was to identify specific social skills developed through children’s participation in traditional singing games.
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Jennifer L. Skoglund
The problem of this study was to determine the influence of hip-hop culture on the classroom behavior of urban middle school students.
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Stephanie Phelps
The problem of this thesis is to find and analyze suitable music for the boys' changing voice choir.
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Stephanie L. Tatting Peoples
The intent of this study was to investigate the effect of movement instruction on the rhythmic feel of triplet swing in jazz music with two fifth-grade beginning concert bands for four 50-minute rehearsals each.
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Kathryn E. Briggs
The problem of this study was to discover female high school students’ attitudes and perceptions regarding movement in the choral rehearsal.
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Christopher S. Jannings
The purpose of this study was to determine the historical, musical, and pedagogical nature of the music of the Second New England School and its potential performance possibilities for high school orchestras.
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Cynthia G. Gilman
The problem of this thesis was to determine the factors that affect boys’ participation in elementary classroom music.
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Caroline Desmond Crocker
The intent of this thesis was to examine the method and strategies adult community choir members employ when sight-singing music during a choral rehearsal.
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Rebecca L. Schaffer
The problem of this descriptive study was to select song repertoire for use in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod worship services and create applications to an Orff Schulwerk-inspired music curriculum for grades one through three.
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Elizabeth E. Larson
The intent of this study is to create a theoretical model that will focus on mindfulness meditation as a means for managing music performance anxiety in middle school music students.
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Melita Anderson
The intent of this study is to determine the factors and attitudes of students who do not return to take Orff Schulwerk Level II after taking Orff Schulwerk Level I or those who do not return to take Orff Schulwerk Level III after taking Orff Schulwerk Levels I and II.
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Patrick Charles Geiger
The intent of this thesis was to compare two performance assessment models to discover whether reporting models affect students’ vocal proficiency growth
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Andrew Bast
The purpose of this thesis was to chronicle the beginnings of Suzuki Talent Education in Minnesota, focusing particular attention on the Suzuki program at the MacPhail Center of the Arts through its first ten years.
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Douglas J. Beam
The aim of this thesis was to examine the folk songs of various cultures for features that can be pedagogically adapted for use in a music classroom.
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Serene Patton Robeson
The intent of this thesis was to examine how elementary general music educators define and use informances.
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Brian D. Lukkasson
The intent of this thesis is to examine high school and music demographic populations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area to determine if the demographics in high school music courses reflect the same demographic distribution in the total school population.
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Emily Ireland
The intent of this thesis was to determine the pedagogic practices piano teachers use to teach musical independence.
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Katy H. Nichols
The intent of this thesis was to write a biographical study of Jill Trinka's contributions to Kodály-inspired teaching in the United States, specifically her work with folk music and its application in the elementary music classroom.
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Erica Winters
The intent of this study was to investigate the principles that underlie the acquisition of music and language in children
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Scott M. Lehrke
The intent of this thesis was to determine directors’ physiological, sociological, and pedagogical rationales for gender-based middle school choirs.
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Rachel Howe Lucius
The intent of this study was to analyze compositions by Haydn and Mozart located in school music textbook series for potential pedagogic use in a kindergarten through sixth grade Kodály-inspired music curriculum in the music content domains of rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and terminology and symbols pertaining to dynamics and tempos.
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Brenda Joann Kelly
The intent of this study was to ascertain the status of music education in elementary music classes in the Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, especially pertaining to teacher training, the role of liturgical music, music curricula and instructional practices.
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Courtney J. Bush
The intent of this study was to document the history and activity of the Mora, Minnesota, Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) committee from 1985 to the present.
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Holly V. Harris
The intent of this study was to determine adults’ attitudes toward their own musical ability and the beliefs that inform those opinions.
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Megan Sullivan Tietz
The intent of this thesis was to determine the rhythmic and melodic elements that could be extracted for curricular implementation...
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Colleen Evens
The problem of this study was to investigate the similarities and dissimilarities between the principles of the Kodály methodology in teaching musical literacy and the principles of the Reading/Language Arts Power Standards of literacy
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Melanie Sander
The purpose of this study was to investigate Danai Gagné’s background and expertise in teaching movement and to document her influence on the spread and practice of Orff Schulwerk in the United States.
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Aaron D. Kapaun
Stemming from the researcher’s personal association and experiences with synesthesia, the intent of this study was to investigate synesthesia in music and to develop a model for the synesthetic analysis of choral music.
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Andrew Ellingsen
The problem of this thesis was to transcribe examples of Mexican children’s oral culture and analyze them for potential pedagogic use in a Kodály-inspired music curriculum.
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Amy Gallick
The problem of this study was to collect French-Canadian folk songs from an aural source and prepare analyses and pedagogic applications for use in a Kodály- inspired elementary music curriculum.
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Michael Chandler
The purpose of this study was to delineate the contents of the music concepts and skills charts for grades kindergarten through six of the Richardson Independent School District in Texas into six 6-week instruction periods for the school year based upon a logical and effective sequence.
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Kari J. Todnem-Wendroth
The purpose of this study was to investigate the life and work of Mary Helen Richards.
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Holly Price
The purpose of this theoretical study was to examine the principles and nature of creative problem solving and the pedagogical application of those in the music classroom.
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Jennifer VanReese
The problem of this thesis was to determine if, and to what extent, band directors use supplemental methods to develop audiation skills in beginning band students.
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Rebecca Bartelt
The thesis problem evolves from and is based on the author’s edification by the way Bach brings to life Lutheran theology in his music.
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Scott Fairweather
The intent of this study is to provide teacher reflections on the use of SmartMusic as a tool to improve student music literacy and music reading ability in high school...
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Alison Swiggum
The problem of this study was to determine what materials and pedagogical techniques private string teachers use to teach music theory in private string lessons.
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Deborah S. Michaels
The intent of this study was to determine the effects of vocal register and melodic direction on the singing accuracy of kindergarten students.
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LaGretta Stegner
The intent of this study was to determine the aural acuity gender differences of males and females from infancy through adulthood, and to research the implications of those differences for the elementary vocal music classroom, the elementary classroom, and the SATB choir.
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Julie A. Schramke
This study is a comparison of two accepted methods of teaching rhythm: Takadimi (in the Kodály tradition) and Language-rich (in the Orff-Schulwerk tradition) and the implications of using these methods when teaching English Language Learners (ELL).
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Carolyn E. Enstad
The intent of this study was to investigate the pedagogical techniques choral directors employ for teaching expressive singing.
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Scott Arnold
The problem being investigated in this study is to determine the pedagogical practices that elementary general music teachers use to teach triple meter.
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Allison Cramer
The problem of this study was to discover if and how music education is incorporated and valued in the curriculum of established preschool programs in Minnesota.
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Erin P. Rosa
The intent of this study was to determine the current practices of elementary general music teachers in the Northern Virginia area regarding singing activities in the beginning recorder classroom.
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Randi L. Erlandson
The intent of this study was to investigate assessment practices of secondary vocal music directors.
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Sara B. O’Connor
The intent of this study was to determine if implementing a constructivist-learning environment framework leads to the development of musical problem-finding and problem-solving skills in young band students.
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Brian M. Melody
The intent of this thesis was to identify the attitudes and factors considered by students and their parents when deciding to continue enrollment in middle school band.
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Jeff S. Levine
The intent of this study is to determine how jazz method books and, in particular David Baker’s method book approached the concepts of teaching jazz improvisation and the development of jazz vocabulary within his How to Play Bebop series.
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Jody L. Petter
The intent of this study was to determine how and to what extent Orff-Schulwerk and non-Orff-Schulwerk teachers include question and answer techniques in the teaching of improvisation.
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Katie M. Pearson
The intent of this study was to identify the influences on students' high school choral elective choices and to determine which of these were most significant.
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Gwen Sarya
The purpose of this study is to investigate a piece of history from the West Denmark Church in Luck, Wisconsin.
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Sheryl Brame
The intent of this investigation was to determine the assessment practices of high school choral music teachers for the purpose of assisting high school music choral music teachers in developing and implementing assessment practices in their teaching. Four sight-singing components were examined.
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Amanda J. Kaus
The intent of this inquiry was to determine to what extent middle school band directors teach to and identify in their students’ understanding of the music-making process within a rehearsal.
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Nyssa Maria Brown
The intent of this thesis is to determine to what extent and with which adaptations the Professional Learning Community (PLC) model, according to Robert Eaker, Richard DuFour, and Rebecca DuFour, can be used as a template for professional development in music education.
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Jeffrey A. Rapp
The aim of this study was to investigate middle school choral directors’ attitudes and efforts in enhancing parental involvement in their programs.
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Sarah Beth O'Banion
The problem of this research was to investigate the foreign language repertoire selection practices of middle level choral conductors.
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Susan R. Potvin
The problem of this thesis was to determine the factors that affect middle school students’ non-participation in music.
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John Habermann
The purpose of this study was to determine if the application of Laban Movement principles improved the expressive singing of a high school choir.
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Benjamin E. O’Connor
The intent of this study is to investigate the repertoire selection practices of elementary choir directors.
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Gina Engelking
The intent of this study was to identify how elementary general music teachers assess and report children’s singing progress in the first grade.
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Sally Kim Moore
The problem of this thesis was to determine the nature and similarities of fluency in and between speech and music, and to identify the extent to which those similarities, if any, were manifested in the textbook Making Music.
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Janet Tschida
Various traditional, sight before sound-based piano methods have been widely accepted and used in the United States.
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Tara C. Finne
The intent of this study was to determine if teaching music through the Orff-Schulwerk approach encourages and reinforces behavioral listening and cooperation as a concomitant consequence of the instructions, and not as a result of teacher prompts encouraging the subjects to exhibit these behaviors.
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Daniel P. Bosshardt
The problem of this study was to examine native musical culture as it exists in the homes of families living abroad.
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Joan Eckroth-Riley
The problem of this study was to investigate the impact the National Standards (NS) and assessment movement has had on general music teachers who teach grades one through four in the state of North Dakota.
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Barbara Elizabeth Wieland
The purpose of this project was to create a classroom management guide for first year elementary music specialists.
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Samuel Thomas Bergstrom
The intent of this study was to determine how the concepts of comping, chord voicing, and chord progressions were introduced in jazz guitar method books.
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Leigh Ann Mock
This study was an examination of the implications of oral, tactile, and modeling cues given by parents and the affects on the motor and musical development of children ages 24 to 36 months in an early childhood classroom setting.
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Marlene K. Hanson
This study is an investigation of the effects of sequenced Kodaly literacy-based music instruction on the spatial reasoning skills of kindergarten students.
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Elizabeth K. Beery Olson
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of extra Kodaly-based music instruction and classroom teacher involvement on first-grade students' music, reading, and math achievement and social skills development.
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Merle Danielson
The subject of this study was how the teaching of composition can serve to address the National Standards in a beginning band program.
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Janet Huenink
The purpose of this study was to examine the strategies used by third grade students in reading music.
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Jennifer Cooper
The purpose of this study was to provide an organized guide for teaching, assessing, and recording expected outcomes for fourth grade music students, with the primary focus on recording the results of the assessment.
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Susan Colletti
The purpose of this study was to investigate sixth grade students' memories of early childhood music experiences and their attitude and interests in music today.
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Lisa Graham
The purpose of this study was to provide an eclectic, experientially based music curriculum for home schoolers.
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Julie Bright
The premise that listening is at the heart of successful performance was the driving force behind this project.
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Anne Cota
The purpose of this study was to discover which musical activities early adolescents would choose most often and find most motivating given individualized choices.
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Molly Aalfs
The focus of this study was to create an age appropriate rhythm sequence to be used in the fifth and sixth grades.
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Kathy Cumming
The purpose of this paper was to examine the available research for the musical development of five-year-old children and from that research develop practical activities for use in the kindergarten music classroom.
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Cheryl Cannard
In Cultural Literacy, What Every American Needs to Know (1988), E.D. Hirsch contended that there exists in the United States a body of information that is common knowledge for most literate Americans.
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Jennifer Hermsen
Singing in tune is a fundamental skill in the music classroom.
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Francine Evens
The purpose of this study was to examine the significance of practice towards beat competency within a short time span.
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Glenda Bjorum
The purpose or this study was to 1) justify music as a necessary part of education's core curriculum, and 2) demonstrate how curriculum integration, when properly implemented, strengthens the position of music programs in the curriculum, enriches the students and the teachers, and creates an active and personal environment where learning is meaningful and long lasting.
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Molly Bragg
This paper proposed the need for music teachers to use a variety of teaching techniques in order to reach a mix of learner styles within their classrooms.
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Debra Bouwman
The purpose of this study was to test the rhythmic aptitude of children in grades three and five using the Intermediate Measures of Music Audiation (IMMA) by Edwin E. Gordon (1986).
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Randy Edinger
The Musical Aptitude Profile (MAP) is a standardized test written by Dr. Edwin Gordon (1988).
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Mari N. Espeland
Are children actually improvising in their elementary music classrooms?
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Deborah J. Follstaedt
This study was designed to examine the effect of three teaching processes on a child's ability to accurately perform musical aspects of two instrumental melodies from Music for Children, Vol. I (Orff, adapted by Murray, 1958).
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Linda Anderson Bongard
Changing music preferences has been explored by a number of researchers.
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Suzanne A. Draper
The purpose of this project was to develop an instrumental method book which utilizes elements of Kodaly, Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education.
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Jill M. Halberg
The purpose of this paper was to answer the question: Does the Mastery Learning Model motivate students in the Kodaly classroom to become involved in their own learning, and does it give the slower learners the time they need to master the material without limiting the faster learners?
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Bruce A. Abbe
The purpose of this study was to determine how four different pitch stimuli affected the ability of children in grades one and four to match pitches.
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Enid Hope Lang
As music educators we face some great challenges in the 1990's.
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Beth A. Evert
The subject of this study was the Full Option Science System (FOSS) Scientific Thinking Processes and how science processing applies to teaching music in science-based school.
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Judy L. Cooper
The passage of Public Law 94-142, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act, changed the composition of public school classrooms.
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Victoria A. Amundson
Performance assessment can be simply defined as tasks performed by the student which indicate to the teacher the scope of the students' understanding and application of his/her learning in a particular subject area.
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Janet A. Freemore
Outcome-Based Education (OBE) is based on the belief that ALL students can learn, but not necessarily at the same rate or in the same way.
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Sonja R. England
The growing ethnic diversity of students continues to remind us that today's music educators have an important role in the teaching of cultural understanding among our students.
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Kathryn A. Bray
This project questions whether it is possible to successfully combine Orff Schulwerk with Mary Helen Richards' Education Through Music (ETM), an American adaptation of the Kodaly approach.
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Jody Osman Abboud
The purpose of this capstone project, "Developing a Listening Library of American Music," is to create directed listening opportunities for elementary students.
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Renee H. Bosshart-Sagmoe
This project is based on the following premises: 1) It is known that all students do not learn in the same way.
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Michelle Marie Ehlers
As the world moves closer to a global community, music education needs to bring the world into the music classroom.
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H. Janice Antholz
School populations will become increasingly diverse as the United States moves into the twenty-first century.
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Mary E. Gorder
The population of America is growing older. Elderly people are demanding appropriate programs and services.
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Margaret M. Hoffee
Children’s picture books offer many opportunities for integrating language, visual art, movement and music in the teaching of music to first-grade children.
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Anabel Christiansen
The cooperative skills learned in this manner will help to effectively teach music objectives while music helps to promote cooperation and interaction among students.
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Judith A. Brezinski
Anyone interested in the musical development of the child might benefit from understanding how Justine Ward went about accomplishing this in the Catholic schools.
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Clarice M. Marquart
"Kodály had a vision of what music could mean to humanity, and it was realized in the case of those who worked closely around him" (Bacon 1978,44).
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Geraldine R. Graf
Despite the fact that the United States of America is a notion of immigrants, cultural diversity in music education programs has not been recognized as important in achieving the goals of music literacy.
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Judith S. Bishop
The purpose of the study was to determine if there were any differences in the growth of musical creativity in third-grade music students, two classes of which were taught through use of the Orff Schulwerk process (experimental), the other by more traditional means (control).
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