Friday, May 17 • 10:45am - 11:00am
Preservice teachers' experiences as first-time studio voice instructors

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Researchers have focused on preservice teachers’ authentic context learning (ACL) experiences within a variety of music settings (Author 1; Burton & Reynolds, 2009; Haston & Russell, 2012; Paul, Teachout, Sullivan, Kelly, Bauer, & Raiber, 2001), yet there is a lack of research in the field of studio voice instruction. Since preservice teachers have credited ACL experiences as influential in the development of their pedagogical knowledge, confidence, and identity as teachers (Author 1; Burton & Reynolds, 2009; Haston & Russell, 2012), it seems relevant to investigate preservice music teachers’ experiences as first-time voice instructors. Seven undergraduate music education majors at a large Midwestern university school of music participated in this study. Participants taught 8 weekly, 30-minute voice lessons to student volunteers in the fall of 2018. Data was collected through: (a) participants’ weekly lesson logs (b) participants’ weekly lesson reflections (c) participants’ final reflections, and (d) one, 60-minute focus group with the participants. A four-stage process for Interpretive Phenomoenological Analysis will be used to examine participant responses from all data collection points (Smith & Osborne, 2008). I will seek to answer the following research questions: (a) How does this experience shape preservice teachers’ perceptions of their own studio voice instruction? (b) What pedagogical strategies do preservice teachers use when teaching studio voice as a beginner? (c) How do preservice teachers relate this experience to teaching voice in a future school setting?, and (d) How does this experience shape preservice teachers’ identity? In this presentation, I will discuss the findings of this study and provide practical implications for voice instructors and music teacher educators.

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Melissa Baughman

Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education, University of Oklahoma
Melissa Baughman is Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Education at the University of Oklahoma where she supervises preservice teachers instructs undergraduate courses in choral methods, conducting, and vocal pedagogy, and graduate courses in psychology and sociology of music education... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
Alder Auditorium 1310 NE 40th St, Seattle, WA 98105

Disclaimer This session was submitted by a third party and is included solely as a courtesy to attendees. Its inclusion in this schedule should not be considered an endorsement of the third parties or a recommendation to attend this session.

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