|Relationships among Parental Influences, Selected Demographic Factors, Adolescent Self-Concept as a Future Music Educator, and the Decision to Major in Music Education
||The purpose of this study was to determine relationships among parental influences, selected demographic factors, academic achievement, adolescent self-concept as a future music educator, and the decision to major in music education. Although the hom...
|The Neurosciences and Music Education: An Online Database of Neuromusical Brain Imaging Research
||The purpose of this study was to create an online database to organize and summarize the field of neuromusical research (i.e., the study of brain processes involved with musical experiences). The guiding principles of this dissertation were to (1) as...
|The effects of clarinet embouchure on band director tone quality preferences
||"Two methods of clarinet pedagogy are predominant. Woodwind methods and beginning band texts reflect the dichotomy and therefore conflict concerning clarinet embouchure formation. One embouchure requires the player to pull back the corners of the mou...
|The impact of singing styles on tension in the adolescent voice
||"The purpose of this study was to determine whether various singing styles are potentially harmful to adolescent vocal mechanisms and whether they place excessive strain on the musculature of the neck area. Conducting a study examining the adolescent...
|Network science and the effects of music on the human brain
||Most people choose to listen to music that they prefer or like such as classical, country or rock. Previous research has focused on how different characteristics of music (i.e., classical versus country) affect the brain. Yet, when listening to prefe...
|The effect of aural instruction with tonal and rhythm patterns from Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning Theory on the aural discrimination abilities of second-grade students
||The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aural instruction with tonal and rhythm patterns from Edwin Gordon’s Music Learning Theory on the tonal and rhythmic discrimination abilities of second-grade students. The secondary purpose o...