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M.A. in Elementary School Teaching


Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education


College of Education


Molinari, Louis


Fifth grade (Education); Music--Instruction and study--Juvenile


Elementary Education and Teaching


The purpose of this project is to provide students and educators with an easy to follow manual that will help them learn and successfully participate in MIDI sequencing in an elementary educational and personal setting.

Research for the study involved the review of the New Jersey Core Standards and national standards for music and music technology in education. Music technology websites for educators were also reviewed. A case study group of seven fifth grade students was formed for the project. This group was known as the Music Technology Club. The purpose of the group was to learn MIDI sequencing through the use of a MIDI keyboard and a computer sequencing program. Various MIDI sequencing manuals were consulted for reference and further understanding of the subject.

During the course of the project students learned basic sequencing procedures and successfully created multi-track sequences. The manual was written and revised throughout the project based on student observation and the writer's personal participation in the learning process.

A MIDI/music technology resource website was developed that can be utilized by educators and students who are developing their skills in MIDI sequencing and for educators who are interested in implementing MIDI sequencing activities in the elementary classroom.