Juried Research Poster Sessions

Friday, March 3, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Research Session: Presentation of the String Researcher Award and acceptance address by the 2017 Award Recipient
At this session, the String Researcher Award will be presented to Margaret H. Berg of the College of Music, University of Colorado. The recipient of the Research Award is selected by the research awards sub-committee of the ASTA Research Committee. The award is given by ASTA to recognize excellence in string research, and this year the award will honor long-term achievement in research in the areas of scholarship in string education, support and collaboration of other researchers, and service to the research community. 
Acceptance Address: Margaret H. Berg, University of Colorado
Moderator: Margaret Schmidt, Arizona State University
Room 308

Friday, March 3, 4:15 pm-5:15 pm
Juried Research Poster Session
The Research Posters present studies by graduate and undergraduate students, university faculty, and practicing teachers. The poster session is open to research papers involving any aspect of string playing and teaching, including philosophical, theoretical, or historical as well as qualitative and quantitative reports. The poster session is designed to allow for dialogue and interaction among researchers and interested attendees. Please join us for this informal and stimulating session.  See a description of all the posters being present below.
Facilitator: John M. Geringer, Florida State University
Room 308

Middle and High School String Students' Preferences for Non-School Music

Authors: John M. Geringer, Florida State University;
Matthew Williams, University of Delaware

The Effect of Posture on Adjudicators' Perception of Music Performance Quality
Authors: Annalisa Chang, Florida State University

An Index of Violin Études by Technical Requirement
Authors: Dr. Lynn Ledbetter, Texas State University 

The Impact of the Attitude, Subjective Norms, and Self-Efficacy on String Orchestra Recruiting Behaviors
Authors: Angela Ammerman, Fairfax County Public Schools

Research Report on an Experimental Study of Resilience among Secondary Music Students: Including Students as Fellow Researchers
Authors: Lanette Shepherd, Longview School District 

An Analysis of Sight-Reading Rehearsal Techniques Used at Adjudicated Orchestra Festivals
Authors: David Pope, Elyria City Schools

Full Service Violin Teacher: Mentoring Practices of Miss Dorothy DeLay
Authors: Dijana Ihas, Pacific University

String Education Students Describe Their Experiences of Becoming Music Teachers in a Supportive String Project Community
Authors: Kristen Pellegrino, University of Texas at San Antonio 

Music Performance Anxiety Among High School, Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Students.
Authors: John-Rine Zabanal, Florida State University
Music Education at The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools:  1896-2014
Authors: Rozalyn Torto, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

A Historical Analysis of 100 Years of Heterogeneous String Method Books: A Pilot of the Measure
Authors: Heather Beers, Indiana University

Rural School String/Orchestra Programs: Profile and Recommendations
Authors: Blair Williams, Texas Tech University

The Status of School Orchestra Programs in the United States
Authors: James Mick, Ithaca College; 
Michael Alexander, Baylor University
Bret Smith, Central Washington University

The role of string register in affective performance choices
Authors: Caitlyn Trevor, Ohio State University; 
David Huron, Ohio State University

In Order to Play Better, You Have To Hear Better
Authors: Lani Hamilton, The University of Texas at Austin; 
Robert Duke, The University of Texas at Austin

Meeting New Teachers Where They Are: Digitally Mediated Mentoring Focused on String Orchestra Content-Specific Support
Authors: Jessica Vaughan-Marra, University of Michigan (PhD in Music Education Student)

The Violet experience: Social interaction through eclectic music learning practices
Authors: Jacob M. Dakon, University of Kansas

“They always have their music with them”: Examining task-value of memorization in youth instrumental ensembles.
Authors: Jacob M. Dakon, University of Kansas

Music Educator Views on String and/or Orchestral Participation in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi
Authors: Guy Harrison, Auburn University; 
Jane Kuehne, Auburn University

Teaching Beginning Bow Hold: A Comparison of Suzuki and Rolland’s Early Bow Hold Approaches
Authors: Anastasiya Gavrilovich, Pacific University

Animated performance: ‘Better’ music means larger movements
Authors: Caitlyn Trevor, Ohio State University; 
David Huron, Ohio State University

"Keywords used in the American String Teachers Association String Research Journal"
Authors: David Sogin, University of Kentucky

An intervention with a 5-year boy diagnosed with selective mutism nested within a regular elementary strings curriculum
Authors: Kasia Bugaj, Florida State University; 
Clifford Madsen, Florida State University

The Relationship Between High-level Violin Performers’ Degree of Movement and Evaluators’ Perception of Musicality
Authors: Kasia Bugaj, Florida State University; 
James Mick, Ithaca College
Alice-Ann Darrow, Florida State University

A Comparative Study of Teaching Behaviors of Band and Orchestra Directors in Ensemble Rehearsals
Authors: Laurie Colgrove Williams, University of Missouri Kansas City

Do I Belong In The Music Building?  Perceptions of Musical Identity in Non-Music Majors Enrolled in University Ensembles
Authors: Christen Blanton, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; 
Mark Dillon, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Descriptive study of Suzuki String Teacher Trainers in the Americas
Authors: Jane Palmquist, Brooklyn College-City University of New York

Intergenerational Mentoring Through a Community Music Partnership
Authors: Rebecca MacLeod, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 


Research conducted by leading pedagogues will be on display with authors available to discuss their research and answer questions. 
Interested in presenting? The call for papers for the 2018 Research Poster Session will be open in August 2017. 

2017 Research Poster Session
The American String Teachers Association will sponsor a research poster session at their national convention in Pittsburgh on Friday, March 3, 2017. Posters will be presented on research projects being conducted by undergraduate students, graduate students, university faculty, and practicing teachers in public or private schools. This poster session is open to reports of research involving any aspect of string playing and teaching, including those that are philosophical, theoretical, or historical in nature, as well as reports that are qualitative or quantitative in design.

The 2017 Submission window has closed. 2017 Poster Session Submitters will be notified electronically by December 1, 2016.

If accepted, the primary or a listed co-author must register for and attend the conference to present the poster. Presenters will be expected to bring 25 copies of their abstract and 2 copies of the completed report to the session.