Campus Location

Abilene Campus

Date of Award

Spring 5-6-2022

Document Type



Teacher Education

Degree Name

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning

First Advisor

Jeffrey Goolsby

Second Advisor

Andrew Huddleston


The purpose of this study was to discover what happens when social emotional learning is incorporated in the choral classroom through a unit of solo songs with inspirational texts. The study was conducted in a high school beginner treble choir. The researcher collected data through pre- and post-surveys, student artifacts, and semi-structured interviews. Data were analyzed using the constant comparative method. Four major themes emerged including growth in togetherness, newfound confidence, mindfulness, and boosted performance. Statistics confirmed that the unit had a positive influence on all but one of the participants. The researcher displayed her findings through poetic transcriptions and column charts.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.