Student Research – Historical

ASU doctoral students in music education have furthered women’s band research by investigating and writing on topics found in my work. Now their original research, they are currently investigating or have written on the following women’s bands: the Canadian WAC Bands, the Hormel Girls, the Women’s Air Force Band, and the 14th Army Band.

Additionally, ASU doctoral students are researching and writing on the following historical topics: various aspects of curricular offerings of America’s public normal schools; music education in the one-room school houses of Maryland; the history of the San Diego High School Alumni Choir; the history of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps; the history of the National Solo and Ensemble Contests; a biography of Lillian Williams–the first band and orchestra director of the Tempe Normal School.

Student Research – Quantitative

Doctoral music education students developed the following research studies as class projects in my Quantitative MUE 792–to name a few: A Comparison of Contributing Variables in Marching Band Festival Results; A Comparison of Music Professors’ and Education Professors’ Expectations and Outcomes for Preservice Teachers; A Content Analysis of the Music Educators Journal Cover Photos; Attitudes of Coordinators and Music Teachers toward the Taiwanese Elementary School Musically Gifted and Talented Program; Choir Members’ and Directors’ Perceptions of Participation, Special Accommodations, and Characteristics of Adult Church Choirs; The Effects of Breathing Instruction on Beginning Brass Players Performance Achievement; The Effects of Chamber Music Participation on Student Performance Achievement; Song Acquistion and Its Effect on Elementary Students’ Singing Accuracy.

David Rickels: A Comparison of Contributing Variables in Marching Band Festival Results

Carla Cose-Giallella: Song Acquisition and Its Effect on Singing Accuracy

Michele Paynter-Paise: Choir Members' Perceptions of Participation, Special Accomodations, and Characteristics of Both Members and Directors in Adult Church Choirs: A Pilot Study