DAMMERS 2008 NEW JERSEY NTMs STUDY
67 % of the students in the tech classes were NTMs
80 % of classes designed for NTMs as grassroots effort by a tech-devoted teacher
Listening and creating with sequencing and recording emphasized more than notation, theory, performance skills
Wide variety of music styles and genres emphasized in the courses
This page is an attempt to collect research data from studies of working directly with non-traditional music students, or, from studies of various school populations, teachers or students, that add to our understanding of music participation in music programs. These data will hopefully allow us to refine our list of attributes for NTMs and refine our teaching strategies for working with this group. Please use the Contact Us page to send us additional research references, documents (PDF files preferred), and/or links.
Beirne, C. T. J. (2005). A pilot study determining the feasibility of a music curriculum geared toward inexperienced (Non-Traditional) music students in the high school level. Unpublished manuscript prepared for graduate seminar, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.
Bula, J. A. (2011). Technology-based Music Courses and Non-traditional Music Students in Secondary Schools. (Doctoral Dissertation) Florida State University. (Abstract)
Child Trends DataBank: Participation in School Music or Other Performing Arts. Based on data from Bachman, J. G., L. D. Johnston, and P. M. O'Malley. (2006) Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th, 10th, and 12th-Grade Surveys), 1976-2006. University of Michigan, Survey Research Center. ICPSR ed., Ann Arbor, MI.
Constantine, M. E. C. (2011). The High School Musical Experiences of College Students. (Doctoral Dissertation) Case Western Reserve University. (Abstract)
- Dammers, R (September 2010). Technology-Based Music Classes in High Schools in the United States. Slides from PowerPoint presentation at the 2010 ATMI/CMS Conference, Minneapolis MN.
- Dammers, R. (2008). Music through technology: Music education for the future. Slides from a PowerPoint presentation at the 2008 College Music Society Conference.
- Elpus, K. & Abril, C. (2011). High school music students in the United States: A demographic profile. Journal of Research in Music Education, 59(2), 128-145.
- Ruthmann, S. A., (2008). Whose agency matters? Negotiating pedagogical and creative intent during composing experiences, Research Studies in Music Education, 30(1), 43-58.
- Stewart, C. (1991). Who takes music? Investigating access to high school music as a function of social and school factors. (Doctoral Disseration) Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis Datatbase. (UMI 9208660)
- Williams, D.B. (1987). Do our models for music research and teaching reflect our human social nature? Council for Research in Music Education Bulletin, Winter 1987, 65-73. [Note, at CRME's request I've remove my original copy of this article; they denied my request as the author to make the article available online.]
- Williams, D.B. (2011). Non-‐Traditional Music (NTM) Survey Results from Teachers of Technology-‐based Music Classes, unpublished paper.
- Williams, D.B. (2012). The non-traditional music student in secondary schools of the United States: Engaging non-participant students in creative music activities through technology, Journal of Music, Technology, and Education, 4 (2 & 3). (Read abstract)