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Volume 25
December 2014



                  Janet E. Cape, guest editor
                  Westminster Choir College of Rider University

Feature Articles

Gender, Popular Music, and Music Learning in China's Shanghai

                  Wai-Chung Ho
                  Hong Kong Baptist University

                  Wing-Wah Law
                  The University of Hong Kong

Solo, Multitrack, Mute? Producing and Performing (Gender) in a Popular Music Classroom

                  Evan S. Tobias

                  Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona

The Relevance of Music Theory Concepts and Skills as Perceived by In-service Music Educators

    Vicky V. Johnson
    Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas

Instrumental Music Educators' Confidence in Teaching Improvisation
                  H. Christian Bernhard
                  The State University of New York, Fredonia, New York


Comentoring in a University Jazz Ensemble
                  Andrew Goodrich
                  Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

                  John Kracht
                  Independent Scholar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                  Josh McDonald
                  Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

                  Colin Sapp
                  Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts


A Case Study of Early Professional Development Opportunities for Steel Band Directors in the U. S.: The Haystack Steelpan Program
                  Brandon L. Haskett
                  Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan

Perceptions of New Jersey Music Teachers Regarding Merit Pay and Other Forms of Compensation
                  Wilbur R. Baker, Jr.
                  New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey