Research Papers

Rosenthal, R.K., Durairaj, M., and Magann, J. (2009). Musicians’ descriptions of their expressive practice. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Summer (181), 37-49.

Rosenthal, R.K. (2009). Teaching band in Illinois. Journal of Band Research, 44(2), 45-61.

Rosenthal, R. K. (2006). The status of music teaching in Illinois - Report of a survey of the music teachers working in the state of Illinois, Spring, 2005. Mokena, Illinois: Illinois Music Educators Association. Published on-line at

Rosenthal, R.K. (1996). Using Claire to assess vocal pitch matching: an exploratory analysis. Illinois Music Educator, Fall, 57 - 62.

Rosenthal, R. K.; Wilson, M.; Evans, M. & Greenwalt, L. (1988). Effects of different practice conditions on advanced instrumentalists' performance accuracy.  Journal of Research in Music Education, 36(4), 250-57.  Reprinted in H.F. Abeles,  C.F. Hoffer & R.H. Klotman (1994), Foundations of Music Education, 2nd Ed., New York: Schirmer Books, pp. 365-372.

Rosenthal, R. K. (1985).  Improving teacher effectiveness through self-assessment: A case study. Update, Spring, 17-21.

Rosenthal, R. K.  (1984). The relative effects of guided model, model only, guide only, and practice only treatments on the accuracy of advanced instrumentalists' musical performance. Journal of Research in Music Education, 32(4), 265-273.

Yarbrough, C., Wapnick, J. & Kelly, R. (1979).  Effect of videotaped feedback techniques on performance, verbalization, and attitude of beginning conductors.  Journal of Research in Music Education, 27, 103-12.

Columns in the Illinois Music Educator

The Hard Work of Creativity, 2011, Fall.
Communication in the 21st century. 2010, Winter, 18–19.
More than a metaphor: Music is a 21st century skill. 2010, Fall, 17.   
The arts make the difference. 2010, Spring, 17 – 18.
Ten reasons why music is a sound investment: A pragmatic rationale. 2009, Winter, 16.
Models, mentors and getting from here to there. 2009, Fall.
We are the music makers: An ode to resilience. 2009, Spring, 17 – 18.
Teaching music in Illinois – 2005: A summary of the results of a survey of the teachers of Illinois. 2007, Fall, 80 – 83.
Bringing music to life: Practicing the daily habit of musical expressivity. 2006, Winter, 58 – 59.
Music for life: How do we prepare future music teachers to prepare future adults for meaningful lifelong experiences in music? 2006, Fall, 59 - 60.
“Stand and think tall: 93% of communication is non-verbal” and other convention highlights from the higher education division. 2006. Spring, 58 - 59.
Teaching music in Illinois: An overview of the results. 2005, Winter, 59 - 61.
Aligning standards with a vision of artistic excellence.  2005, Fall, 59 - 60.
Teaching music in Illinois:  Building a data-based approach to advocacy.  2005, Spring, 45 - 47.
Music teachers in Illinois:  How diverse are we? 2004, Winter, 53-54.
What a difference ten minutes make:  Diversity in the thinking of musicians about making music expressive.  2004, Fall, 53-55.
Is creativity the missing link in our advocacy efforts? 2004, Spring, 46 – 47.
What is the “it” of musical advocacy?  2003, Winter, 55-56.
Taking the long view on music advocacy.  2003, Fall, 55-56.
Using technology in the practice room and applied studio. 2003, Spring, 42-43.
Bridging schooling and other sources of music learning:  Meta skills for music teachers. 2002, Winter.  
Music education and happiness. 2002, Fall, 54-55.
Digitization and diversity.  2002, Spring, 39 – 40.  Reprinted in  Spotlight on Technology in the Music Classroom. (2003) Reston, Virginia:  MENC:  The National Association for Music Education, 112 – 14.
Thank you, Bennett Reimer. 2001, Winter, 46 – 47.
What is the Society for Research in Music Education? 2001, Fall, 64.
K-12 and higher education faculty:  Meeting challenges unique to our time and place. 2001, Fall, 52 – 53.
The Illinois Professional Teaching Standards. 2001, Spring, 35 – 37.
Summary of posters presented at the Illinois Music Educators Association, February 1, 1997 (editor).  Spring, 48 - 51.
Review of research posters presented at the annual convention of the Illinois Music Educators Association, 1996, Winter, 55-56.