ERIC Number: ED047205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Evolution of the Canadian Music Festival Movement as an Instrument of Musical Education.
Abbott, Eric Oscar
The growth and development of the Canadian music festival movement were traced in this study. Primary sources were minutes of annual conferences of delegates from the various festivals in Canada (1936 to 1968), and minutes covering the beginnings of the festival movement from 1908 to 1925; secondary sources were the Secretary's Handbook and Digest Reports. It was found that from 1934 to 1945, non-support was most keenly felt, caused chiefly by reservations on the part of educators over the effects of competition in music festivals. With the exception of reported shrinkages in adult entries, reports revealed that there was a steady increase in all classes of the festival movement since the first festival of 1908. Furthermore, the data showed that the number of entries had increased by 68% over the past fifteen years. The document includes several inferences which could be useful to other organizations which are working towards educational change. It was suggested that the British Federation of Musical Competition Festivals and the Eisteddfodau of Wales could be studied in order to ascertain their value as instruments of musical education. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Change, History, Music Activities, Music Education, Public Support, Teachers
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis