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This study was carried out to determine the opinions of preservice music teachers on the processing and efficiency of Orchestra and Chamber Music courses which are based on collective playing and singing, among the online music teaching undergraduate courses conducted in the distance education process that started in Turkey in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study group of the study consisted of 40 students studying at the 3rd and 4th grades in Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Fine Arts Education Department, Music Education Department. In this study, the case study method which is one of the qualitative research methods, was used. The study data were collected online with a semi-structured interview form prepared by the researcher based on the literature and current researches, and were tabularized by evaluating with content analysis. According to the results of the study, it was determined that the preservice music teachers thought that the Orchestra and Chamber Music courses were not suitable for distance education and were not taught efficiently, and partition playing and video merging techniques were used in their online courses. In addition, it was concluded that they thought that lesson teaching methods in distance education had no advantage and that the biggest disadvantage was the not being able to play music together. Preservice music teachers suggested that face-to-face education should be initiated in order to teach lessons more efficiently, or that courses should be taught by eliminating connection and technical problems on different online platforms that allow making music together.
Keywords: Distance Education, Music, Orchestra, Chamber Music
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