Peter Miksza

Peter Miksza

Associate Professor, Jacobs School of Music

Education

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 2007
  • M.M., Master of Music, Indiana University, 2004
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, The College of New Jersey, 1998

Research interests

My primary research interests lie in the investigation of music practicing, music teacher preparation, and policy analyses with large-scale data sets. I regularly present papers at regional, national, and international research conferences and have articles and book chapters published in many prominent peer-reviewed publications, such as the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, Contributions to Music Education, Music Education Research International, and the Journal of Music Teacher Education.

Professional Experience

  • Prior to my appointment at IU, I served as band director at Pequannock Valley Middle School, assistant marching band director at Pequannock Township High School in New Jersey, and assistant professor of music education at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Representative publications

Effective practice: An investigation of observed practice behaviors, self-reported practice habits, and the performance achievement of high school wind players (2007)
Peter Miksza
Journal of Research in Music Education, 55 (4), 359-375

The development of a measure of self-regulated practice behavior for beginning and intermediate instrumental music students (2012)
Peter Miksza
Journal of Research in Music Education, 59 (4), 321-338

Relationships among impulsiveness, locus of control, sex, and music practice (2006)
Peter Miksza
Journal of Research in Music Education, 54 (4), 308-323

Relationships among achievement goal motivation, impulsivity, and the music practice of collegiate brass and woodwind players (2011)
Peter Miksza
Psychology of Music, 39 (1), 50-67

Surveying Colorado band directors’ opinions of skills and characteristics important to successful music teaching (2010)
Peter Miksza, Matthew Roeder and Dana Biggs
Journal of Research in Music Education, 57 (4), 364-381

Music participation and socioeconomic status as correlates of change: A longitudinal analysis of academic achievement (2007)
Peter Miksza
Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 41-58

The future of music education: Continuing the dialogue about curricular reform (2013)
Peter Miksza
Music Educators Journal, 99 (4), 45-50

An investigation of preservice music teacher development and concerns (2010)
Margaret H Berg and Peter Miksza
Journal of Music Teacher Education, 20 (1), 39-55

A review of research on practicing: Summary and synthesis of the extant research with implications for a new theoretical orientation (2011)
Peter Miksza
Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, (190), 51-92

An observational study of intermediate band students’ self-regulated practice behaviors (2012)
Peter Miksza, Stephanie Prichard and Diana Sorbo
Journal of Research in Music Education, 60 (3), 254-266

An exploratory investigation of self-regulatory and motivational variables in the music practice of junior high band students (2006)
Peter Miksza
Contributions to Music Education, 26-Sep

Investigating relationships between participation in high school music ensembles and extra-musical outcomes: An analysis of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 using a … (2010)
Peter Miksza
Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 25-Jul

The effect of self-regulation instruction on the performance achievement, musical self-efficacy, and practicing of advanced wind players (2015)
Peter Miksza
Psychology of Music, 43 (2), 219-243

Predicting collegiate wind players’ practice efficiency, flow, and self-efficacy for self-regulation: An exploratory study of relationships between teachers’ instruction and … (2015)
Peter Miksza and Leonard Tan
Journal of Research in Music Education, 63 (2), 162-179

Relationships among impulsivity, achievement goal motivation, and the music practice of high school wind players (2009)
Peter Miksza
Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 27-Sep