Evangelos Himonides

Evangelos Himonides
University College London | UCL · Institute of Education

PhD (London), MA, BSc (*1st), DipMus, FRSA, FBCS CITP

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April 2004 - December 2014
University College London
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Publications (159)
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A range of studies suggest that singing activities with young children can have a beneficial impact on other aspects of their development. However, there is little research examining the relationship between young children's singing and their developing social identity. In the current study, data were captured of young children's singing and social...
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This OSF project contains the source and supplementary materials for the book "The Power of Music: an exploration of the evidence" (under review). This book was written to provide an update to The power of music: A research synthesis of the impact of actively making music on the intellectual, social and personal development of children and young pe...
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The purpose of this study was to explore music teachers’ perceptions of, and approaches to, creativity inPrimary education. Even though teachers’ perceptions on creativity have been investigated broadly and extensively, qualitative research on music teachers’ beliefs nurturing the students’ creativity in Primary education are less common. In the pr...
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The aim of the current research was to investigate the nature of feedback when a digital technology system was introduced in the higher education (HE) piano studio alongside three teacher and student pairs in Brazil. Data were collected by using video- recorded observations of lessons, participant interviews, and also data related to the use of a s...
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The aim of the current research was to investigate the nature of feedback when a digital technology system was introduced in the higher education (HE) piano studio alongside three teacher and student pairs in Brazil. Data were collected by using video- recorded observations of lessons, participant interviews, and also data related to the use of a s...
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O objetivo da presente pesquisa foi investigar a natureza do feedback quando um sistema de tecnologia digital foi aplicado em aulas de piano com três duplas de professores e alunos no ensino superior no Brasil. Os dados foram coletados por meio de observações de aulas registradas em vídeo, entrevistas com os participantes e também dados relacionado...
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The aim of the current research was to investigate the nature of feedback when a digital technology system was introduced in the higher education (HE) piano studio alongside three teacher and student pairs in Brazil. Data were collected by using video-recorded observations of lessons, participant interviews, and also data related to the use of a sp...
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Music is one of the most universal ways of expression and communication in human life and is present in the everyday lives of people of all ages and from all cultures around the world. Music represents an enjoyable activity in and of itself, but its influence goes beyond simple amusement. Listening to music, singing, playing, composing and improvis...
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Laryngectomy is the surgical removal of the larynx (voice box), usually performed in patients with advanced stages of throat cancer. The psychosocial impact of losing the voice is significant, affecting a person’s professional and social life in a devastating way, and a proportion of this patient group subsequently must overcome depression (22–30%)...
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Research on technology-based learning and teaching has demonstrated evidence of its relevant role in music education. However, the application of technology to studio-based instrumental learning and teaching remains a relatively under-researched area. The article draws on findings from a recent exploratory study (HAMOND, 2017) which included fieldw...
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This study examines the representation of male and female musicians in world-class symphony orchestras. Personnel of 40 orchestras of three regions, the UK, Europe, and the USA, and distributions of men and women across the four orchestral departments, strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion, are compared. Significant differences in representation...
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Equipping young people in the UK with the right computing skills for the 21st century is a challenge. There has been considerable emphasis in recent years on coding in the school curriculum, something that is positive for the future of computational science as students entering university will be better prepared for computational thinking and build...
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The chapter summarizes the author’s work developing a theoretical framework in relation to perceived quality in a singing performance. This work focused on singing performances rather than singing performance related effects, such as visual feedback, audience dynamics, live listening logistics, and other factors that might be part of a general “exp...
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This chapter considers the role of technology in recording, processing, and archiving the singing voice. It challenges the predominant theory that the recording chain is deterministic and free of context and suggests that those who use technology in the recording process often have different needs in technological solutions to problems as well as t...
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The human singing voice changes throughout the lifespan and there are gender- specific variations that need to be taken into account. Life changes in terms of voice are different for females and males and this paper concentrates on the female singing voice in the context of choral singing. Case-study data from three choristers are presented relatin...
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MET 2018 Researching Music - Education - Technology (MET2018) 26–27 March 2018 Following the great success of its inaugural conference held by the University of Hull in 2010, MET2014, and MET2016 at IOE London, this fourth two-day conference (#sempreMET) was hosted by the Department of culture, Communication & Media, IOE, University College London,...
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This paper outlines key findings from the UCL public engagement project Beatboxing after laryngectomy. The project was a collaboration between Dr Evangelos Himonides from the UCL Institute of Education and Shout at Cancer, the only charity, globally, that implements singing and acting techniques in the voice rehabilitation for laryngectomies. Clini...
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The work proposed here centres on materializing core concepts of software engineering (e.g. version management, architecture, the interplay between functional and non-functional requirements, the need to think at both small and large scale simultaneously, user interaction and design constraints, as well as project management) in design thinking thr...
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This chapter rehearses the possibility of drawing parallels between trends in music education globally and known behaviors (or even conditions) such as romanticism and narcissism. The chapter attempts to view technology’s role under this novel “lens.” Finally, the chapter argues that technology is often viewed as a tool or sets of tools that are be...
Technical Report
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The overall aim of the year-long Act, Sing, Play (ASP) programme ‘was to evaluate whether music workshops had a bigger impact than drama workshops in terms of pupils’ mathematics and literacy attainment. The evaluation was based on a hypothesis that ‘participation in high- quality music instruction promotes educational attainment over and above ins...
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During her tenure as Chair of the Department of Solfege, at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (Serbia), Vera Milankovic founded the Pedagogical Forum of Performing Arts, in 1998. The initial idea was to form a platform for educators, who had no previous opportunities to showcase and exchange their rich pedagogical experiences in...
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In this chapter, we present a novel framework of musical development in the Early Years, which is informed by the now well-established Sounds of Intent (SoI) framework for the assessment of the musical development of children and young people with complex needs. Notwithstanding the novelty of the SoI paradigm, where the Special Educational Needs (S...
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The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education is a comprehensive resource that draws together burgeoning research on the use of technology in music education around the world. Rather than following a procedural how-to approach, this companion considers technology, musicianship, and pedagogy from a philosophical, theoretical, and empir...
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In this chapter, a brief review of related literatures in the general field of response measurement is presented. Following the short rehearsal of the evidence base is an introduction of the history of the development of the Continuous Response Measurement Apparatus (CReMA) by Himonides (2011), a creative integration of traditional analog synthesis...
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The use of technology in music and education can no longer be described as a recent development. Music learners actively engage with technology in their music making, regardless of the opportunities afforded to them in formal settings. This volume draws together critical perspectives in three overarching areas in which technology is used to support...
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The paper reports the outcomes of a national survey of music in special schools in England that was conducted in the summer of 2015. The survey sought to uncover the current state of affairs in the sector, whilst also allowing a comparison to be made with the findings of a related study undertaken at the end of the last century. The survey outcomes...
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In this study claims that music communicates gendered meanings are considered, and relevant literature is reviewed. We first discuss the nature of meaning in music, and how it is constructed and construed. Examples of statements of gendering in the literature are cited, and the problems identified by writers who have questioned their validity are c...
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This article reports a pilot study of the potential benefits of a sustained programme of singing activities on the musical behaviours and hearing acuity of young children with hearing impairment (HI). Twenty-nine children (n=12 HI and n=17 NH) aged between 5 and 7 years from an inner-city primary school in London participated, following appropriate...
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This article reports a pilot study of the potential benefits of a sustained programme of singing activities on the musical behaviours and hearing acuity of young children with hearing impairment (HI). Twenty-­‐nine children (n=12 HI and n=17 NH) aged between 5 and 7 years from an inner-­‐ city primary school in London participated, following approp...
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The English Cathedral tradition of regularly sung services is a centuries-old tradition in the UK. The upper (usually termed ‘treble’) musical line was originally sung by boy choristers, but over the past nearly quarter century, girl choristers have taken over the top line in some services. We have been recording girl choristers at Wells Cathedral...
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Objectives The learning and teaching of different singing styles, such as operatic and Chinese folk singing, was often found to be very challenging in professional music education because of the complexity of varied musical properties and vocalizations. By studying the acoustical and musical parameters of the singing voice, this study identified di...
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The overall aim of the year-long Act, Sing, Play (ASP) programme ‘was to evaluate whether music workshops had a bigger impact than drama workshops in terms of pupils’ mathematics and literacy attainment. The evaluation was based on a hypothesis that ‘participation in high- quality music instruction promotes educational attainment over and above ins...
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The New London Orchestra's 'Literacy through Music' programme was designed to improve children's literacy abilities by engaging them in a series of musical activities within the primary school classroom. An important strand of this work was to support the professional development of generalist class teachers who reported lacking the confidence and/...
Technical Report
The technical report covers the second year of the evaluation of the Every Child a Musician Programme (ECaM) which was completed 2012-2013 for Newham Local Authority in London, UK.
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The report, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, provides an overview of schools-based music education in England. It represents the outcomes of research undertaken in January and February 2014 which included detailed literature reviews, personal interviews with thirty-five specialists involved in leading various organisations responsible for diff...
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There is a growing body of neurological, cognitive, and social psychological research to suggest the possibility of positive transfer effects from structured musical engagement. In particular, there is evidence to suggest that engagement in musical activities may impact on social inclusion (sense of self and of being socially integrated). Tackling...
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The paper reports on a research evaluation of children’s instrumental learning in the opening two years of a new programme, Every Child a Musician (ECaM). The ECaM programme provides free instrumental tuition for all children aged 9+ for three years living in an area of East London, UK. In the past academic year 2012-2013, over 10,000 children have...
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The report, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, provides an overview of schools-based music education in England. It represents the outcomes of research undertaken in January and February 2014 which included detailed literature reviews, personal interviews with thirty-five specialists involved in leading various organisations responsible for diff...
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This study evaluates propositions that have appeared in the literature that music phenomena are gendered. Were they present in the musical “message,” gendered qualities might be imparted at any of three stages of the music–communication interchange: the process of composition, its realization into sound by the performer, or imposed by the listener...
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Proceedings of the Sempre MET2014 Researching Music, Education, Technology: Critical Insights Sempre Conference, 3-4 April 2014 International Music Education Research Centre (iMerc) Institute of Education University of London
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This one-day SEMPRE conference in music psychology and education was hosted by The Institute of Education, University of Reading on 25 October 2014. The conference scientific committee welcomed submissions on a broad range of topics related to the theme, including research into the various musical worlds created by, with and for children, and studi...
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This one-day SEMPRE conference hosted by the University of Hull included invited presentations, a specialist workshop and selected submissions from researchers on the theme of music and empathy. In recent years there has been a growing interest in empathy in the fields of music psychology and education. Research in music and empathy now spans a var...
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Proceedings of 'Setting the Tempo' Sempre Conference, 18-20 April 2013 Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health Canterbury Christ Church University University Centre Folkestone Mill Bay Folkestone Kent United Kingdom
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Previous studies have shown that singers tend to sharpen phrase-peak tones as compared with equally tempered tuning (ETT). Here we test the hypothesis that this can serve the purpose of musical expressivity. Data were drawn from earlier recordings, where a professional baritone sang excerpts as void of musical expression as he could (Neutral) and a...
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In Autumn 2010, the London Borough of Newham began the ‘Every Child a Musician’ (ECaM) service offering a unique music programme that provided a free musical instrument and two years of free tuition to all Year 5 and Year 6 children in Newham state maintained primary schools. The London Borough of Newham and the International Music Education Resear...
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The report is an external evaluation of the opening year of the New London Orchestra's 'Literacy through Music' programme in East London schools. The programme took place in seven classes from three Primary schools in the London Borough of Newham across the Spring and Summer Terms of 2011. Overall, n=207 children participated in the NLO Programme....
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Under the umbrella of the National Singing Programme, one major strand was the Chorister Outreach Programme (COP) that was funded by the Government at £1m per year from the Autumn of 2007 through to the Summer of 2010. The programme was designed to enable ‘professional children’s choirs to work creatively with primary school children in their local...
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The SEMPRE 40th Anniversary Conference was hosted by the Institute of Education, London (UK) from 14-15 September 2012. The event showcased leading international research and celebrated SEMPRE's activities and achievements over the past 40 years. In order to reflect the celebratory nature of the conference, a range of special sessions was offered,...
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The learning and teaching of different singing styles, such as operatic and Chinese folk singing, was often found to be very challenging in professional music education because of the complexity of varied musical properties and vocalizations. By studying the acoustical and musical parameters of the singing voice, this study identified distinctive t...
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Congenital amusia is a neurodevelopmental disorder of musical perception and production. Much research has focused on characterizing the deficits within this special population; however, it is also important from both a psychological and educational perspective to determine which aspects of the disorder may be subject to change because this will al...
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The European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) is an active network bringing together many of the major concert halls in Europe in order to promote professional exchange, shared reflection and joint initiatives. Nineteen of the twenty member organisations participated in a research study that was designed primarily to provide a baseline overview of...
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The chapter reports evidence to suggest that children’s singing is characterised by both sex and gender differences. Sex differences are evidenced in the relative size of the vocal anatomy and physiology, with boys tending to have slightly larger vocal instruments compared to girls throughout childhood. Gender differences are evidenced in the ways...