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Theses/dissertations from 2015 2015.

Origins of Music Programs in Liberal Arts Institutions: The Story of Three Florida Catholic Universities , Cynthia S. Selph

Theses/Dissertations from 2010 2010

A Philosophical Inquiry on the Valuation and Selection of Musical Materials for Culturally Diverse Learners in Global Environments , Jonathan Bassett

Upper Elementary Boys’ Participation During Group Singing Activities in Single-sex and Coeducational Classes , Zadda M. Bazzy

An Examination of the Influence of Band Director Teaching Style and Personality on Ratings at Concert and Marching Band Events , Timothy J. Groulx

Empowered for Practice: The Relationship Among Perceived Autonomy Support, Competence, and Task Persistence of Undergraduate Applied Music Students , Julie F. Troum

Theses/Dissertations from 2009 2009

An Exploratory Study of the Use of Imagery by Vocal Professionals: Applications of a Sport Psychology Framework , Patricia Louise Bowes

Theses/Dissertations from 2008 2008

Perceptions of Effective Teaching and Pre-Service Preparation for Urban Elementary General Music Classrooms: A Study of Teachers of Different Cultural Backgrounds in Various Cultural Settings , Lisa J. Lehmberg

Theses/Dissertations from 2006 2006

Teaching strategies of successful college trombone professors for undergradute students , Matthew T. Buckmaster

The influence of performance background on instrumentalists' ability to discriminate and label cornet and trumpet timbre , Gary Compton

Theses/Dissertations from 2005 2005

The Effect of Conducting Gesture on Expressive-Interpretive Performance of College Music Majors , Ronald Wayne Gallops

Effect of Age on 11- to 18-Year-Olds’ Discrimination of Nuances in Instrumental and Speech Phrase Interpretations , Andrew Sioberg

Theses/Dissertations from 2003 2003

Choral Music Education: A Survey of Research 1996-2002 , Amber Turcott

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Singing in tune ? How ? [Thesis]

Evaluation of vocal pitch in melodic context.

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"Singing is like honoring oxygen" Björk would have said, which celebrates its gaseous exchanges well with its enthusiastic vitality. It is also a form of social bonding, a vibratory brotherhood through which we can be one (family songs, birthday songs), learn (grammatical or calculation rules), share a culture.

Following one's voice

Depending on the voice one has and the social inscription of its characteristics, one will be heard or not. Depending on one's background, the same voice will be appreciated or not.

We know the fluent voices of the shy, those that do not come out for mechanical or emotional reasons, the forced voices sometimes scratched by the tenacious who seek to be heard at all costs, and the voices that travel freely through all the floors of the speaking body.

The deaf voices, those that laugh, those that sing out loud.

Vibrating together

Singing is vibrating together. Some cultures sing and dance together a lot, others less so. I remember attending a gathering with the students of a friend who taught French at Benares University.

We were embarked on the Ganges, and we had shared our songs. The Indians knew elaborate songs, which they gave us with big smiles, convinced that we would at least offer them the equivalent. And we, totally caught off guard, sang to them with big gestures the Delon and Dalida song "Words, words" !"

"Listen to me, please"

Of course, we had a good laugh together on the boat, and the question of the correctness of the words and the singing was secondary.

Many people are told in all seriousness that they are singing out of tune. Studies show, however, that people tend to think of themselves as performing less well than they are, and that there is a real difficulty in self-assessment.

This is in part the focus of Pauline Larrouy-Maestri's research, which was devoted to exploring more specifically "the methodological and theoretical aspects of accuracy in melodic context" .

The thesis is partly in French and partly in English (for the seven studies mentioned at the end of the column).

The impermanence of musical rules

The question of pitch is part of a system that is known to be not only cultural, but also temporal:

"Western music [...] is hierarchically structured by a tonal system [...] that emerged during the Renaissance. "

The musical rules of the Western system require respect for its melodic characteristics: tonal organization, and respect for contours and intervals (the relationship between notes).

The concept of interval has existed for centuries, but its dimension has evolved greatly to become fixed in the tempered chromatic range .

The "equal temperament" divides the octave into twelve strictly equal semitones (sharp/flat).

It allowed "an acceptable compromise between the unattainable acoustic accuracy of natural harmonics and the harmonic system."

"They are all wrong in the same way"

"Although the intervals are wrong relative to the natural harmonics [the multiples of the fundamental frequency or single vibration] , this temperament is easily borne by the ear.
This comes from the fact that they are all false in the same way and that this system has been adopted for instrumental tuning for a few centuries already (since about 1750)."

The tempered scale is suitable for most keyed or marked instruments, but the voice will sometimes seek to rebalance or play its score differently as was determined for opera singers when confronted with a Schubert score.

In effect, the voice produces sounds continuously and allows for singing intervals below the semitone.

Finally, what is right and what is wrong?

You would have to listen again to that friend who sings "Disenchanted" with all his heart: would he be more right than expected? The majority of people sing in tune, and in-tune disorders affect 10-20% of the population.

Tuning can be assessed by a so-called subjective method, which involves humans: dysphonic voice experts ( logopedists, speech pathologists ), singing teachers, non-experts.

These can be influenced by multiple elements relating to the musician, the performance, and their own personal biases.

Vocal pitch can also be assessed by a so-called objective method, which must be calibrated (and sometimes rectified) to the level of pitch errors to be quantified.

Pitch disorders

Four types of pitch disorders are listed:

The mechanics of singing

"The respiratory system provides aerodynamic energy, consisting of the pressure and flow of subglottic air (inside the trachea, under the larynx). As it passes through the laryngeal level, the aerodynamic energy is transformed into mechanical and acoustic energy and thus determines the fundamental frequency." "The sound wave then passes through the vocal tract. As with speech, the singer has the ability to modify the shape of this duct, which consists of the pharynx, oral, nasal, and labial cavities." "A balance between the different physical forces (aerodynamic, biomechanical, and acoustic) is necessary to sing. These parameters will impact the pitch, sound pressure level, and timbre of the sound."

The mechanical part can be impressive to experience. I experienced this with musicologist, author and singer Isabelle Poinloup , during an exploration of vocal abilities. I was lifted off the ground, my abdomen pressed like a bellows, as I serenely performed breathing and sound exercises.

The concentration, confidence, surprise, and mechanical action produced a powerful lyrical note far higher than I ever imagined I could produce.

The seven studies

In English in the thesis, they are synthesized in French in the discussion and clarify this issue of vocal accuracy in melodic context as a function of actors, measurement modalities, and contexts.

Image source: DawnyellReese from Pixabay.

To be read:

Pauline Larrouy-Maestri, Assessment of Vocal Accuracy in Melodic Context . Psychological and Educational Sciences. University of Liege, 2013.

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Isabelle Poinloup, singing lessons, "fed up with singing off key?" :

Isabelle Poinloup, singing class, "free your voice, discover your larynx" :

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1956 - present

Tina Beveridge, Ph.D. An Historical Case Study of Public School Music Education in Portland, Oregon, 1990-2015

Catherine Bennett Walling, Ph.D. Becoming: A Grounded Theory of Culturally Responsible Music Teaching in an Age of Change

Nicolas Coffman, Ph.D. Finding My Sound: Creative Musical Identity Development of Undergraduates in a Popular Electronic Music Program

Margaret Flood, Ph.D. Code-switching Behaviors in a Secondary Band Director

Julia Klingner, M.M. Perceptions of New Music Teachers in Florida Toward Their Induction Process

Marina McLerran, M.M. Instrumental Music Education for Middle School Students with Hearing Impairment

Sheerin Berte, Ph.D. The Lived Experience of Adult Musicians with Dyscalculia: A Heuristic Inquiry

Wendy Gunther, M.M. The Unicorns of Elementary Schools: A Collective Case Study of Male Elementary General Music Teachers

Laurie Peebles, Ph.D. Personality and the Quality of the Music Therapy Supervisor-Intern Relationship

Melissa Ryan, Ph.D. Social Justice Pedagogy in Elementary Music: Beliefs, Attitudes, and Practices

Robert Saunders, Ph.D. Mandolin Parallels and Their Effects on Beginning Violin Achievement

Giulia Ripani, M.M. Children's Social Representations of Music

Víctor Manuel Rubio Carrillo, M.M. A Musical Breathing Approach with Guitar Performance

Vimari Colón León, Ph.D. A Model of Parental Involvement in the Music Education of Students with Special Education Needs

Donna Hewitt, Ph.D. The Impact of a Professional Development Program in Popular Music on a Music Teacher’s Beliefs and Practices

Kat Reinhert, Ph.D. Developing Popular Music Programs in Higher Education: Exploring Possibilities

Johanna E. Abril, Ph.D. The State of Music Education in Basic General Public Schools of Ecuador: The Administrators' Perspective

Sandra Sanchez Adorno, Ph.D. Navigating Identities: The Musical Lives of Four Second-Generation Immigrant Children in Miami, Florida

Melissa Eick, M.M. Background Characteristics, Identity Issues, and Mentoring Process Perceptions of Undergraduate Instrumentalists as Predictors of Applied Music Teaching Success

Molly Page, M.M. Running as a Treatment for Music Performance Anxiety

Carolyn Dachinger, Ph.D. The Effect of a Music-Movement Intervention on Arousal and Cognitive Flexibility in Older Adults With and Without Mild Neurocognitive Disorder

Candice Davenport, Ph.D. A Model of Classroom Environment and Social-Psychological Factors Influencing Computer-Based Compositional Creativity

Craig Denison, Ph.D. A Structural Model of Physiological and Psychological Effects on Adolescent Male Singing

Hyun-Jung Lee, Ph.D. The Effect of Auditory Pitch Range on Sustained and Selective Attention: A Comparison of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typically-Developing Children

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Steven Scher, M.M. Music Technology in the Classroom: Use, Accessibility, and Professional Development of Delaware K-12 Music Educators

Jennifer Lee Doyle, Ph.D. The Effects of Teacher Background, Teacher Preparation, and Support on Attitudes and Expectations of K-12 Urban Music Educators Kathryn L. Simon, Ph.D. Predictors of Classroom Management Challenges and Practices of Secondary Choral Music Educators E. Gaile Stephens, Ph.D. Formation and Prediction of the Singing Perceptions of Self-Labeled Singers and Non-Singers Brian C. Wesolowski, Ph.D. Testing a Model of Jazz Rhythm: Validating a Microstructural Swing Paradigm Alaina Galliford Lorenzo, M.M. The Effect of Verbal Versus Nonverbal Parent Cues on Children's Listening Skills
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Susana M. Lalama, M.M. A Comparison of Student and Teacher Perceptions of Classroom Management in Secondary Band Rehearsals in Florida Schools

Linda Lathroum, Ph.D.  The Role of Music Perception in Predicting Phonological Awareness in Five- and Six-Year-Old Children

Adrienee Wills, M.M. Relationships Among Musical Home Environment, Parental Involvement, Demographic Characteristics, and Early Childhood Music Participation

Brian Wuttke, Ph.D. A Model Describing the Effects of Equipment, Instruction and Director and Student Attributes on Wind-Band Intonation

Caroline Elizabeth Morris, M.M. A Comparison of the Use of Composition as a Teaching Tool in Music Classrooms of the United States and United Kingdom

Bradley C. Olesen, Ph.D. The Impact of Background, Choral Conducting Training and Music Teaching Style on the Choral Warm-up Philosophy and Practices of Successful High School Choral Directors Brian Russell, Ph.D. The Empirical Testing of Musical Performance Assessment Paradigm

Jennifer Lee Doyle, M.M. Music Teacher Perceptions of Issues and Problems in Urban Elementary Schools

Sarah Duncan, M.M. Assessment Practices of String Teachers

Julie Stordahl, Ph.D.  The Influence of Music on Depression, Affect, and Benefit Finding Among Women at the Completion of Treatment for Breast Cancer

Ming Tu, Ph.D.  The Effects of a Chinese Music Curriculum on Cultural Attitudes, Tonal Discrimination, Singing Accuracy, and Acquisition of Chinese Lyrics for Third-, Fourth-, and Fifth-Grade Students

Brian Russell, M.M. The Development of a Guitar Performance Rating Scale Using Facet-factorial Approach

Hayoung Lim, Ph.D.  The Effect of "Developmental Speech-Language Training through Music" on Speech Production in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Charles Ciorba, Ph.D.  The Creation of a Model to Predict Jazz Improvisation Achievement

Lourinda S. Crochet, Ph.D.  Repertoire Selection Practices of Band Directors as a Function of Teaching Experience, Training, Instructional Level, and Degree of Success

Janet Kirsten, Ph.D.  Pre-Kindergarten Music Education Standards and the Opportunity-to-Learn Standards as applied to preschool settings in the United States

Kathleen M. Light, Ph.D.  Continuing in Band: Marketing to Incoming High School Students

Kelly A. Parkes, Ph.D.  The Effect of Performance Rubrics on College-Level Applied Studio Grading

Nathan Rinnert, Ph.D.  A History of the Bands at the Teachers' School in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, 1871--1971

Sandra Schwartz, Ph.D.  Vocal Health of Middle School and High School Choral Directors

Patricia O. Englehardt, Ph.D.  The Effect of the Yamaha Music in Education Keyboard Instructional Approach on the Musical and Nonmusical Outcomes of Middle School Students

Melissa Lesniak, Ph.D. Attitudes Towards String Education Among Collegiate String Faculty

Jeannine Mongeon, Ph.D. The effects of Left-hand Exercises on Beginning Upper String Performers' Intonation and Facility

Jay Dorfman, M.M. The Integration of Computer Technology into Music Teacher Training Curricula : An Historical Perspective

Joy Galliford, Ph.D. The Effects of Music Experience During Early Childhood on the Development of Linguistic and Non-linguistic Skills

Christopher R. Sweeney, Ph.D. The Effects of Structured Practice on the Performance Skills of Middle School First-year Band Students

Thelma B. Alvarez, Ph.D. The experience of being a mother of children up to two-and-a-half years old and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music

Roger A. Mason, Ph.D. Audiation, Cochlear Function, and the Musical Ear of Alfred Tomatis

Mohammed A. Soulayman, Ph.D. A Review and Survey of Current Practices in Elementary Music Education Methods Courses with Recommendations for a K--4 Course of Study for the College of Basic Education in Kuwait

Khaled M. Almujarreb, Ph.D. A Survey of Current Practices in the Teaching of College and University Music Appreciation Classes with Implications for Teaching the Course in Kuwait's College of Basic Education

Mahmoud A. Faraj, Ph.D. A Proposed Four-year Undergraduate Vocal Performance Major Curriculum Guide for the Higher Institute of Musical Arts in Kuwait

Badreyah H. Abdali, Ph.D.   A Method of Teaching Qanun Performance to Elementary-Aged Children    

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Christopher Seeney, M.M.   A Description of Student and Band Director Attitudes toward Concert Band Competition

Walter G. Busse , Ph.D.   Toward Objective Measurement and Evaluation of Jazz Piano Performance Via MIDI-Based Groove Quantize Templates  

Dawn K. Batson, Ph. D.   Pan Into The Twenty-First Century: The Steelband as an Economic Force in Trinidad and Tobago   

Kaja L. Jenson, Ph.D.   The effects of selected classical music on writing and talking about significant life events  

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Perry Lee, Ph.D.   An Investigation of the Opportunities of Exceptional Students in Secondary Instrumental Music in Flori da Twenty Years after PL 94-142  

Elizabeth F. York, Ph.D.   The Effects of Music Therapy Interventions on Naming and Verbal Fluency in Persons with Probable Alzheimer’s Disease   

David J. Greennagel, Ph.D.   A Study of Selected Predictors of Jazz Vocal Improvisation Skills   

Cathy H. McKinney, Ph.D.   The Effect of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music on Mood, Emotional Expression, Cortisol, and Immunologic Control of Latent Epstein-Barr Virus in Healthy Adults    

Lee W. Stone, Ph.D.   The Effects of Systematic Aural/Visual Performance Modeling on Young String Instrumentalists’ Executive and Performance Skills   

Patrick M. Fortney, Ph.D.   Learning Style and Music Instruction Via an Interactive Audio CD-ROM: An Exploratory Study    

Merja A. Sargon, Ph.D.   An Examination of Primary, Middle, and Senior High School Students' Responses to Operatic and Popular Female Vocal Timbres   

Yasmin Alvarez, Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of a Sequential Comprehensive Keyboard Curriculum for Senior High School   

Randy L. Bangs, Ph.D.   An Application of Amabile’s Model of Creativity to Music Instruction: A Comparison of Motivational Strategies   

Krista Erickson, M.M. The Effect of Group Music Instruction and Computerized Tutorials on the Pitch-matching Ability of Pitch-defective Singers in Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade  

Barry R. Garman, Ph.D.   The Effects of Accompaniment Texture and Contextual Pitch Distance on String Instrumentalists’ Intonational Performance

Deborah Knaus, M.M. Evaluation of Middle School Students' Instrumental Performance Skills: A Comparison of Teacher Evaluations and Student Self-evaluations     

Rebecca C. Kralik, Ph.D.   An Examination ot the Self-Concepts of Middle School Music Participants and Nonparticipants   

Keitha V. Lucas, Ph.D.   The Effect of Contextual Condition on the Sight Singing Achievement of Middle School Choral Music Students  

Raquel M. Montalvo, Ph.D.   An Assessment of the Status and Needs of K-12 Public School Music Education in Puerto Rico   

Mary E. Pocock, Ph.D.   The Influence of Harmonic Complexity on Melodic Expectations  


Michael B. Dressman, Ph.D.   The Development and Validation of a Test to Evaluate Selected Wind Instrument Performance Competencies of Middle School/Junior High School Instrumentalists   

Gerald W. Siverson, Ph.D.   An Examination of The Extent to which Senior High School Band Programs Reflect Aesthetic and Utilitarian Goals   

Marilyn C. Allen, M.M. A Study of Dade County Public School Music Teachers' Practices and Attitudes toward Mainstreaming 

Richard K. Fiese, Ph.D.   An Examination of the Relationship a mong Conductors’ Rankings of the Relative Musical Quality of Three Unfamiliar Wind Band Scores  

Sammi S. Liebman, Ph.D.   The Effects of Music and Relaxation on Third Trimester Anxiety in Adolescent Pregnancy    

Deborah Mar, M.M. A Study of Selected Environmental and Socio-cultural Factors on High School Students' Music Ability

David C. McCalla, Ph.D.   The Status of Class Piano Instruction in the Public Secondary Schools of Florida    

Mary F. Chavez, M.M. A Survey of String Instructional Practices in the Public Elementary Schools of Dade County, 1987-1988  

David L. Mills, Ph.D.   The Meaning of the High School Band Experience and its Relationship to Band Activities  

Joseide G. Montarroyos, Ph.D.   Music Education in Brazilian Public Elementary Schools: A Proposed Curriculum for Children of Ages Seven through Ten  

Martha L. Gackle, Ph.D.   The Effect of Selected Vocal Techniques for Breath Management, Resonation, and Vowel Unification on Tone Production in the Junior High School Female Voice   

Richard Fiese, M.M The performed repertoire of college and university wind bands 1980-1985 

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Shelly Green, M.M.   A Study of Secondary Choral Music Teachers' Management Responsibilities Related to Fund Raising, Publicity, and Touring/travel

Rachel L. Lebon, Ph.D.   The Effects of a Pedagogical Approach Incorporating Videotaped Demonstrations on thge Development of Female Vocalists’ “Belted” Voca l Technique  

Richard W. Weymuth, Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of a Cognitive Music Achievement Test to Evaluate Missouri High School Choral Music Students  

Frederico A. d. B. Manso , Ph.D .   An Examination of Music Education Philosophy and Practices in Grades One Through Four of the Municipal Primary Schools in Rio De Janeiro  

John S. Kuskinski, Ph.D.   The Effect of Mouthpiece Cup Depth and Backbore Shape on Listeners' Categorizations of Tone Quality in Recorded Trumpet Excerpts  

Russell L. Robinson, Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of a Microcomputer-Assisted Music Instruction Program for the I mprovement of Tonal Memory

Pamela A. Sterling, Ph.D.   A Developmental Study of the Effects of Accompanying Harmonic Context on ‘Vocal Pitch Accuracy of Familiar Melodies  

Richard E. Stewart, Ph.D.   A Comparison of Music Preferences of Students in Three Educational Systems: Seventh -Day Adventist, Public, and Private Independent Schools

John S. Brick, Ph.D.   The Effects of a Self-Instr uctional Program Utilizing The “Pitch Master” on Pitch Discrimination and Pitch Accuracy in Performance of Junior High School Trombonists

Sonja Poorman, M.M. A Atudy of Views and Practices Regarding Sight Singing in Secondary School Choral Ensemble Rehearsals  

Stephen Benson, M.M. A Study of the Methods and Procedures of Twelve Massachusetts Jazz Nand Directors who Received the Highest Ratings in State Competitions in 1981

Joseph P. Scartelli, Ph.D.   A Comparison of the Effect of Electromyographic ( Emg ) Biofeedback and Sedative Music, Emg Biofeedback Only, And Sedative Music Only on the Ability of University Music Majors to Relax the Frontalis Muscles  

William F. Schlacks, Ph.D.   The Effect of Vocalization through an Interval Training Program Upon the Pitch Accuracy of High School Band Students  

Lynne H. Micheletti, Ph.D.   An Assessment of the Vertical Method and the Ensemble Approach for Teaching Sight Reading to Secondary Class Piano Students  

Robert C. Parker, Ph.D.   The Relative Effectiveness of the Tap System in Instruction in Sight Singing: An Experimental Study   

Joseph Scartelli, M.M. The Effect of Popular Music Instruction on the Attendance of Socially Maladjusted Junior High School Students  

Manny Brand, Ph.D.   A Study of the Effectiveness of Simulation Techniques in Teaching Behavior Management Skills to Undergraduate Music Education Majors  

James D. Ewing, Ph.D.   Elaine Brown and Singing City: The Choral Art as a Communicative Social Force   

William C. Robinson, Ph.D.   The Musical Preferences of Mental Patients Based on Cattell’s Interpretations of Factors Associated with Certain Aspects of Personality  

Jane Snecinski, M.M.   The Effects of a Music-based Versus a Non-muisc Based Early Interention, Home-care Program on the Responses of Cerebral Palsied Infants and on the Attitudes of their Parents

Rasamma Nyberg, Ph.D.   The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of an Introductory Course in Ethnic Music for Use in the Secondary Schools    

Frank A. Biringer, Jr., Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of a Systems Approach Curriculum for a Heterogeneous Beginning String Class   

Jack A. Bullock, Ph.D.   An Investigation of the Personality Traits, Job Satisfaction Attitudes, Training and Experience Histories of Superior Teachers of Junior High School Instrumental Music in New York State  

Philip H. Fink, Ph.D. The Development And Evaluation Of Instrumental Materials For A Beginning Class In Heterogeneous Strings Including Guitar  (Order No. 7325907). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302652502)

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Arthur L. Evans, Ph.D. The Development Of The Negro Spiritual As Choral Art Music By Afro-american Composers With An Annotated Guide To The Performance Of Selected Spirituals (Order No. 7305837). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302701012).

Robert F. Testa, Ph.D.  The Effect Of Jaw-thrust Instruction On Four Selected Aspects Of Trumpet Performance And Overjet Of Young Players (Order No. 7231904). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (302618783)

Arthur M. Hansuld, Ph.D.   The Development and Evaluation of Two Filmed Methods for Teaching Principles of Selected Musical Wind Instrument Skills on the College Level  

Jack Grogan, M.M. The Role of the Student Teacher in Secondary Music as Structured by State Agencies of Education

John M. Munroe, Ph.D.   The Nature of Group Opinion on Goals of Music Performance Groups in the Secondary Schools of Palm Beach County, Florida  

Victor Bilanchone, Jr., M.M.   Teaching Music Concepts of Style in the Senior High School Choral Rehearsal with the Use of Audio-visual Aids  

Gail Brown, M.M.   A Survey of the Available Uses of Music for Emotionally Disturbed Children in Dade County, Florida  

Milford Kuhn, Jr., M.M.   A study of the Effects of Background Music on the Mental Test Performance of Certain Students with High and Low Musical Aptitudes  

Julie Rohr, M.M.   An Impirical Study Concerning the Effects of Music on Six Educable Mental Retardates  

Neal Bonsanti, M.M.   A Survey of Stage Band Curricula in the High Schools of Florida  

Stewart Brenner, M.M.   A Survey and Analysis of Contemporary Opinion Fact and Research Concerning Embouchure, Breathing, and Tongue Usage as Applied to the Trumpet  

John Lammers, M.M.   A Comparative Study of Past and Present Scaling Practices of American Pipe Organ Builders  

Diane Penney, M.M.   Some Recent Trends in Education and Piano Teaching as Evidenced in Selected Piano Courses  

Julia Bojus, M.M.   A Survey and Evaluation of the Required Music Courses for Classroom Teachers at the University of Miami    

Richard Davis, M.M.   The Development of a Proposed Handbook for the Florida Vocal Association  

Adele De Los Santos, M.M.   A Survey and Analysis of Seventh Grade General Music in the United States with some Recommendations for its Improvement  

William Higgins, M.M.   A Study of the Effect of Participation in a High school Band on Academic Achievement and Social Adjustment  

Harry Johanson, M.M.   A Study of the Preparation and Effectiveness of Dade County High School Choral Directors  

Carl Nalls, M.M.   The Relationship between Creativity and Participation in a High School Music Program  

Arthur Parisi, M.M.   Problems involved in composing and arranging an original suite for Junior High School Band  

Jesse Pearl, M.M.   Problems involved in Transcribing Three Palestrina Works for Symphonic Band and their Application to Student Ear Training  

Juanita Rafield, M.M.   An investigation of Existing Student Handbooks for Choral Students in Secondary Public Schools of Florida and a Proposed Student Handbook of Information for the Coral Gables Senior High School Choral Department  

William Day, M.M.   Problems in Transcribing the Berlioz Overture "Rob Roy" for Concert Band  

Albert Hall, M.M.   Problems in Arranging Four Songs by Victor Young for a High School Concert Band  

Tommye Kelly, M.M.   A Study and Evaluation of some Music Aptitude and Achievement Tests for Grades Four, Five, and Six  

Adam Fischer, M.M.   Problems in Composing, Scoring, and Researching an Original Suite for Junior High School Orchestra  

Richard Dasher, M.M.   Problems in Composing an Original Chorale, Variations and Fugue for Junior High School band

Stanley Garlitz, M.M.   Problems Involved in the Composition and Orchestration of an Original Suite for Junior High School Band  

Budd Malchus, M.M.   Problems Involved in Transcribing Beethoven's Prometheus Overture for the Senior High School Band  

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