Title

A Curriculum For the Study Of Audio, Video, Computer, and Electronic Music Technology For Undergraduate Music Education Majors Based On a Survey Among Members of the Florida Music Educators Association

Date of Award

1994

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Music

First Advisor

Thomas V. Fraschillo

Advisor Department

Music

Abstract

The Music Educators National Conference has long been an advocate for the uses of technology by music educators for both instructional and non-instructional purposes. The purpose of this study was to provide undergraduate music education majors a course of instruction by which fundamental knowledge and skills concerning audio, vieo, computer, and electronic music devices can be attained. A survey of members of the Florida Music Educators Association, an affiliate of the Music Educators National Conference, was conducted to determine which technological devices are currently being used and for what purposes. Results of the study showed that (1) the ten highest mean responses concerning audio, video, computer, and electronic music devices and their applications could be identified from a random survey of members of the Florida Music Educators Association; (2) the ten highest mean responses concerning audio, video, computer, and electronic music devices and their applications could be identified from a random survey of members of the Florida Music Educators Association based on the primary area of emphasis, grade level of instruction, and teaching experience of the respondents; (3) a combined list of the ten highest mean responses for each of the previous groups surveyed contained more non-instructional than instructional applications; and (4) goals, objectives, and activities which reflect the uses of technology among members of the Florida Music Educators Association could be organized into a ten hour curriculum for undergraduate music education majors. The curriculum was evaluated for appropriateness of instructional objectives, appropriateness of instructional information, sequence of instruction, appropriateness of learning activities, and sequence of learning activities.