This study aimed to determine the popular music listening habits of music teacher candidates. Popular music is a phenomenon directly related to lifelong knowledge and cultural processes while including many different genres of music. In this regard, this study can be considered important in terms of determining and evaluating the differences of students’ cultural gains. In the study which was conducted using the general survey model based on assessment, qualitative data was collected through literature review while quantitative data was collected through surveys. The collected data was analyzed by frequency (f) and percentage (%) analysis method, tabulated and interpreted. It was concluded that popular music genres are frequently listened to by 91.4% of music teacher candidates and a few suggestions were offered in general terms to apply similar studies with a broader sample.
Music teaching, undergraduate programs, music genres, popular music, listening habits