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  • The Effect of Jazz Improvisation Instruction on Measures of Executive Function in Middle School Band Students August 9, 2019
    Journal of Research in Music Education, Ahead of Print. Research investigating links between academic achievement and active music instruction has not previously differentiated between different types of instruction. In the current study, 155 seventh- and eighth-grade middle school band students were divided into two groups. Both groups received 2 months of instruction in jazz phrasing, […]
  • Effects of Pitch Source on Pitch-Matching and Intonation Accuracy of Collegiate Singers August 6, 2019
    Journal of Research in Music Education, Ahead of Print. In this study, we examined the effects of multiple reference pitch sources on collegiate singers’ accuracy in pitch-matching and intonation tasks. We also investigated which reference pitch source participants preferred and for what reasons. Participants (N = 99) sang a two-measure excerpt of Joseph Dearest, Joseph […]
  • Who Enrolls in High School Music? A National Profile of U.S. Students, 2009–2013 August 2, 2019
    Journal of Research in Music Education, Ahead of Print. The purpose of this study is to construct a complete demographic profile of high school music ensemble students using nationally representative data for the U.S. graduating high school class of 2013. We make use of restricted-use data from the National Center for Education Statistics High School […]