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2011 Masters Projects

NOTE: projects with a "**" after the description have additional materials available (audio CDs, DVDs, color booklets, etc.).  If you are interested in seeing these materials please contact a VCM librarian.
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Elementary General Music Classrooms: Inclusion vs. Self-Contained for Students with Special Needs - Sarah Jean Ambrose    1015k v. 3 Sep 18, 2011, 5:41 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Composing and Arranging Graded Low Brass Ensembles - Vince Arizzi   5707k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:42 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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African American Trumpet Embouchure - Samuel Atcher   3662k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:43 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Mid-East Strings Middle-Eastern Music Performance Techniques for Violin: A Method Book - Nady N. Benyamine   4447k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:44 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Using Alternative Strings Styles to Motivate Today’s Junior High Orchestra Students - Carolyn J. Berger   5030k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:47 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Hip Hop Dancing in the Elementary Music Classroom - Michael Bresnahan   663k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:47 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Classroom Management: A Guide for Developing a Successful Classroom Environment - Jonathan A. Broome   1102k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:49 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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A Case Study: Methods, Motivation, and Meaning in Improvisation - Joel Bryan   9195k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:52 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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A Study of How Community Bands Enhance Student Musicianship and Lifelong Participation in Music - Ann Kostelnick Byersdorfer   594k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:53 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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A Guide to Popular Music for Young Band - Benjamin J. Byersdorfer   598k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:54 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Functional Piano Improvisation Skills for Music Educators - Elaina Cope   1777k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:54 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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A Small Group Instruction Curriculum for the Middle School Band - Darlayne L. Coughlin  1517k v. 1 Feb 6, 2012, 1:57 PM Robert Deland
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Bahamian Folk Songs Arranged for Beginning Strings - Dion Cunningham   925k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:55 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Rocker to Reader - Paul DeNovi   675k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 5:57 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Research, Resources, and Curricula for the Band Director Teaching Preschool and Kindergarten Music - Julia Dusek-Devens  2957k v. 1 Feb 6, 2012, 2:36 PM Robert Deland
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Multi Cultural Music In The General Music Classroom - Susan Feiler   14313k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:01 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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A Method: Reinforcing Traditional Counting for High School Band - Ronald Fiorito, Jr.   1344k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:03 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Policy and Pedagogy: How is Music Education Developing at Opposite Ends of the Pacific? - Vaughan Fleischfresser   2481k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:04 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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World Music for High School Band - Maia Fridman   1077k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:05 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Middle School Band Retention and the Student Perspective - Catherine R. Goddard  934k v. 1 Feb 6, 2012, 2:48 PM Robert Deland
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Music Theory Curriculum for the Clean Slate High School Student - Guy R. Gregg   5912k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:08 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Incorporating Multi-Sensory Activities: Creating a Standards-Based Spiral Curriculum for Elementary General Music - Colleen Griepentrog   3541k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:09 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Motivation in the General Music Classroom - Dana L. Harvey   546k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:10 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Achieving Balanced Instrumentation Through Effective Recruiting in the Beginning Band Program - Kimberly A. Hatcher  10005k v. 3 Feb 19, 2014, 1:44 PM Robert Deland
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Incorporating Chamber Music in the Middle School Band to Foster Musical Growth - Eric M. Ihde   5577k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:16 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Principles of Effectively Teaching Rhythm - Avious T. Jackson   19145k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:22 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Increasing Instrumental Music Retention and Achievement in Low Socioeconomic Schools through Increased Parental Involvement - Diana C. Johnson   3331k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:23 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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The Effect of Computer-Based and Rubric-Based Self-Assessment Tools on High School Instrumentalists Performance - Tark M. Katzenmeyer   851k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:24 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Does Enhanced Communication Help to Recruit and Retain Students in an Elementary Choral Program? A Case Study - Eva Kilar   6086k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:26 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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"Don't Exclude Us From Inclusion!" - Ways to Enhance Communication Between Music and Special Educators - Genevieve Klein   2552k v. 3 Sep 18, 2011, 6:31 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Using the Fiddler's Technique to Teach by Rote and Increase Musicianship in the Middle School Orchestra Classroom - Rebekah M. Klein   272k v. 3 Sep 18, 2011, 6:31 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Indiana: A Musical History Integrating the Fourth Grade Social Studies Standards - Lauren J. Knust   225k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:28 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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A Curriculum in Computer Music Making Software and Techniques for Music Educators - David L. Kohut 1/3   285k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:29 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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A Curriculum in Computer Music Making Software and Techniques for Music Educators - David L. Kohut 2/3  190k v. 1 Sep 18, 2011, 6:29 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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A Curriculum in Computer Music Making Software and Techniques for Music Educators - David L. Kohut 3/3   113k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:30 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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A Comprehensive General Music Curriculum for Gower Middle School - Jennifer L. Kolze  3154k v. 1 Sep 21, 2011, 12:41 PM Robert Deland
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No More Stress! Incorporating a Holistic Approach in the String Classroom - Erin Loescher **  2243k v. 3 Oct 2, 2011, 1:26 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Assessing the Individual Singer in an Elementary Classroom Environment - Rebecca A. Lopuh   1772k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:33 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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The Use of Portfolios and Self-Assessment in Middle School Band - Jennifer E. Lydigsen   714k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:33 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Music Education and Music Therapy Strategies for Kindergarten English Language Learners - Amie C. McCaleb   1860k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:35 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Keys to Successful Recruitment and Retention Rate in Rural High School Band Programs - James McMillan   508k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:35 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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El Sistema: A Model for Reform in Your Community - Michelle Mentz   909k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:37 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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The Importance of Introducing Opera to Middle School Students: A Guide to Locating Appropriate Operas and Presenting Them in the Classroom** - Monica E. Moore  1550k v. 1 Nov 20, 2011, 6:23 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Living with Performance Anxiety - Kristina L. Mosier   259k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:37 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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An Analysis of Historic and Current Trends in South African Choral Folk Music - Richard Nunley, Jr.  932k v. 1 Feb 6, 2012, 3:13 PM Robert Deland
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A Survey of Technology Use in the K-12 Choral Program - David E. Pfenninger   1925k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:38 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Body, Mind, and Heart: Addressing the Whole Learner in the Studio Voice Lesson - Erick Price   2286k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:39 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Repertoire Selection and its Effects on High School Band Student Motivation and Practice Habits - Kyle Rhoades  665k v. 1 Feb 6, 2012, 2:43 PM Robert Deland
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In A Cyclical Existence: An Electronic Guitar Composition for Young Guitar Players Who Possess Little or No Music Reading Skills - William D. Root   1392k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:40 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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The Male Teacher's Guide to Successfully Teaching Female Singers - Justin D. Sands   525k v. 3 Sep 18, 2011, 6:42 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Student Preference vs. Instruction in the Beginning String Classroom - Joanna Sgarioto  2249k v. 1 Feb 6, 2012, 2:43 PM Robert Deland
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Warm-ups, Etudes, and Daily Drills for the Large Jazz Ensemnble at the Advanced Level - Daniel J. Singer 1/2   5338k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:43 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Warm-ups, Etudes, and Daily Drills for the Large Jazz Ensemnble at the Advanced Level - Daniel J. Singer 2/2   10883k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:48 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Kindergarten Bilingual General Music - Appendix B1 - Meghan Thompson (Note: contains extensive color graphics)   7518k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:57 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Kindergarten Bilingual General Music - Appendix B2 - Meghan Thompson (Note: contains extensive color graphics   5648k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 7:00 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Kindergarten Bilingual General Music - Meghan Thompson    3428k v. 4 Sep 18, 2011, 7:06 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Big Ears: Raising Cultural Consciousness Through Guided Listening - Hayley A. Varhol   1794k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:52 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Why Students Participate in Band: An Analysis by Academic Achievement - Philip A. Whaley   4265k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 6:55 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Supplemental Materials for the Comprehensive Band Director - Mary B. Williams   4723k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 7:09 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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The Gospel Music Musician - Carl S. Winfrey   10948k v. 1 Sep 28, 2011, 1:30 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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Integrating Improvisation and Composition into the String Group Lesson - Lisa M. Yagow   7169k v. 2 Sep 18, 2011, 7:05 PM Amanda Schoenfeld
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