Music education research in the new normal

“Music is the language of the soul.” – Max Heindel

“Music has the mysterious capacity to arouse, despite its multiple forms, across continents and through the centuries, the feeling of a shared human experience regardless of age, sex, religion, race or Music stands as one of the most fundamental bridges between people, a truly intercultural form of communication that can create solidarity “(Higgins, 2012). Thus began the introduction in Chapter 1 of a thesis from one of my advisers “traveling” during this confinement towards obtaining her master’s degree in music education. That day, she was to have her last oral defense, or shortly before, would she sing or play Her favorite song to reduce stress is in her head True because her research has shown that in interviews she has had, music reduces stress, helps regulate emotions and relaxes the nerves.

Music education. This article presents the main results of the studies of two teachers, both masters candidates with specialization in music education. Music education as a subject would lead us to different contexts to observe, namely, music education (1) “in the community as an intercultural tradition, (2) in a classroom as a component of the curriculum basic education, and (3) at a university as a prerequisite for a future professional musical career. “(› files ›public› M ..) theses presented showed their choice of community framework for music education. Probably, such a choice is due to the fact “that there is a lot of evidence of how music adds dynamism to communities, engages the brain, strengthens the feeling. belonging and connection with others, and perhaps improves the physical and emotional health of older adult participants. “For this graduate candidate, this research activity could be her stopgap while living in the new normal.” The environments Outdoor music ts uniquely bring together diverse user groups to spontaneously interact, socialize, collaborate, create and learn from each other. Music can appeal to people of all ages and cultures – children and youth, adults, seniors, families, community groups, learning communities and others ( -on-communities).

Music education in communities. Music education in a community setting prompted these dual degree candidates, both teachers, to focus their research on choirs and ensembles. One of them investigated “Factors Influencing Participation and Engagement in Community Music Groups for Young People”. This study had 100 respondents looking for different members of all nine colleges of the relevant university (a charter university in Mindanao). The standard deviation results showed that respondents viewed (1) personal factors as strongly influencing participation in choral groups / ensembles / concert bands, followed in that order by self-efficacy, interest and fun and musical goals while musical skills showed moderate influence; and (2) the attributes of the trainer as having the greatest influence on respondents among several other factors for committing to participate in the ensemble members. These other factors are religious beliefs and practices, family musical culture, and musical instrument resources. The influence of external events, forces and climates that moderate intrinsic and extrinsic motivations has shown that (3) the relationship and environment of the ensemble members have a very strong influence, while the other two factors – ensemble member and ensemble trainer’s repertoire and teaching / management style – showed strong influence. The results on the factors motivating the level of respondents’ desire to participate showed that (4) “the pleasure of playing with a group” recorded a standard deviation of 0.57. The rest – enjoying free time, having a sense of belonging with an ensemble, having lots of exposure opportunities with an ensemble, and practicing the musical theories learned from being with an ensemble – all of this recorded too, less than 01 SD. Finally, the summarized data showed that (5) there are only three factors that best predict participation and engagement: Family music culture at 0.022 or p<.05 significance="" music="" goals="" at="" .045="" or="" p="" and="" ensemble="" trainor="" teaching="" style="" .001="" significance.="" thanks="" much="" to="" ann="" kiamco="" maniego="" for="" sharing="" the="" findings="" of="" her="" study.="" article-body-ad-one="">

Music education and Covid-19. The second research focused on “the impact of Covid-19 and the coping strategies of various choral groups in the city of XXX”. His PowerPoint slide 1 presented music “as one of the most fundamental bridges between people, transcends verbal and physical communication, and plays a role in every society in various forms depending on place or time”. The next slide defines choral music as “music written for singers, generally known as choir or choir, present in activities or religious services to enhance people’s overall spiritual experience and entertainment at events. , celebrations or programs ”. Slide 3 presented the importance of the study as having an impact on “choir members, choir directors, event planners, church administrators and researchers”. Slides 4 and 5 showed the research statement. Responses to the usual demographic variables inform us that the 84 research respondents were from various sets in XXX City, all of whom have had experience as a member in sets. Seventy percent agreed that joining a choir has advantages in terms of musical knowledge, psychosocial state, physiological state, rehearsal and performance. The data analyzed showed that the impact of Covid-19 was greatest on members’ performances and rehearsals, and respondents strongly disagreed with online rehearsals but are willing to try and continue singing in chorus. with face-to-face repetitions. The study concludes that Covid-19 has a significant impact on choirs and that face-to-face rehearsal with social distancing is the most preferred coping strategy. Thanks to Ms. Hannah Elizabeth Pascual Garrido for sharing the results of her study with us.

Slide education and direct thinking. Since presenters, such as the experts / speakers we invite, typically fill their PowerPoint slides with full sentences, converting webinars, workshops, lectures into reading sessions, our diploma candidates’ power points demonstrate d ‘Excellent presentation learning results with their successful oral thesis defense. Both candidates presented the main features of their respective studies so well in 15-18 slides, thus saving more time for their examination boards’ suggestions. Congratulations !

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