Content Analysis of the Bornoff String Bulletin and the String Education Quarterly
Upon finding documents relating to the clarification of the Bornoff Approach to string teaching, a content analysis was run on the Bornoff String Bulletin
and the String Education Quarterly
, two historical periodicals published from 1968 to 1990. The content analysis revealed overarching themes relating to the Bornoff Approach. These data indicated with considerable clarity the fundamental nature of the Bornoff Approach, and offer considerable pedagogy in realizing the Bornoff Approach not available to the general public.
- Matt McGrory, University of Kansas
- Jacob Dakon, University of Kansas
Distance Music Learning Among Members of a New Horizons Orchestra
This research poster explores the experiences of older adults in a New Horizons Orchestra engaged in online distance music learning and music-making. The themes emerging from the interview and observation data included (a) how older amateur and novice string musicians navigated a digital online learning environment, (b) the challenges they experienced, and (c) their motivations to continue social and musical interactions amidst forced separation (due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
- Samuel Tsugawa, Brigham Young University
George Bridgetower: Beethoven’s “African Prince” and His Contribution to the Classical Music Canon
Restoring the legacy of artists of color in classical music and creating a new artistic vitality around this work by commissioning contemporary composers to respond to her research, this poster session examines definitions of inclusive artistic collaboration. Through revising the past, reimagining the commission and research processes, this poster session explores the commission as a diversity tool pairing companion-connecting works with the life and contributions of nineteenth-century Afro-European violin virtuoso, George Bridgetower.
- Nicole Cherry, University of Texas at San Antonio
Impact of String Project Teaching Experience in Community Partnership Schools on Teacher Development
The purpose of this instrumental multiple case study (Stake, 2006) is to explore the impact and values of String Project teaching experience in community partnership schools on teacher development of diverse teacher experience levels. Data will be collected using semi-structured interview methods of two current String Project staff members. Results will be discussed in terms of implications for future research in our profession, especially in the area of the teacher development of graduate students, as well as data to inform our ongoing efforts to improve and expand string music educator preparation.
- Blair Williams, Texas Tech University
- Nicacio Lopez, Texas Tech University
- Bethany Portillo, Texas Tech University
Integrating CMP and CRP in Studio Instruction to Create Culturally Diverse Musicians
In a K–12 music classroom, teachers are adapting comprehensive musicianship through performance (CMP) and culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP) in their classrooms. Given the deep relational teaching a studio instructor develops with the students, CRP work can bring a lasting effect on how a child understands cultures other than their own. This kind of study is building a 21st-century citizen who can accept and appreciate people of all ethnicities, races, and religions through the study of the culturally rich heritage of the arts and specifically their music.
- Noah Schaffrick, University Of Wisconsin – Whitewater
- Susan Chandler, University Of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Intonation of Middle School Violinists: The Roles of Pitch Perception and Sensorimotor Integration
Intonation in string instrument performance consists of the perception of musical pitch and the motor skills necessary to produce musical pitch. Scholars in cognitive psychology have suggested that the association of perception and motor skills results in the formation of sensorimotor skills which play a key role in skilled behaviors including music performance. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which pitch discrimination and sensorimotor integration explain the intonation of middle school violinists.
- Molly Baugh, Indiana University Southeast
Perception of Bright and Dark String Timbres: The Role of Spectral Distributions
We investigated whether musician listeners would agree in their judgments of string instrument tone quality regarding the commonly used terms “dark” and "bright.” Results indicated that 56 music students were able to discriminate between dark, mid-level, and bright examples presented for each stimulus instrument (violin, cello, guitar, and electronic tone). Further, ratings indicated correspondence with acoustical measures of spectral centers of gravity.
- John M. Geringer, Florida State University
- Patricia J. Flowers, Florida State University
Performer Preference for Notation of Expressive Markings in Music: Text Versus Symbol
An assessment tool was designed to discover any hierarchy of preference among student musicians for marking expressive indicators. Recommendations from a pilot study resulted in changes to both the prompts and the musical example used. The revised tool will be used to assess collegiate band, choir, and orchestra students at a private university located in the southwestern United States. Findings will be presented with recommendations to future researchers, classroom teachers, composers of educational literature, and publishers of pedagogical methods and assessments.
- Michael Alexander, Baylor University
- Kelly Jo Hollingsworth, Baylor University