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In Turkey, Music Education Sections (MES) under the Fine Arts Education Departments of the Universities are one of the leading institutions that provide higher professional music education. Individual Voice Education (IVE) course, which is included in the undergraduate curriculum of these institutions, has a very important place and function in music teacher education. The aim of this research is to discover and examine the problems faced by those IVE course instructors working at higher education institutions providing professional music education. The research group was formed from 10 instructors randomly selected from the full-time staff that teaches IVE courses at the MES of the Turkish Universities. A personal information questionnaire and an interview form prepared by the researcher was applied to the participants. In the interview form, 5 open-ended questions were asked to identify the opinions and suggestions of the instructors regarding the problems they face during the IVE courses. The obtained data were analyzed by descriptive analysis and processed according to the predetermined thematic framework. Based on the findings, the problems that the individual voice instructors face during the courses were identified and suggestions regarding these problems were presented.
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