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ERIC Number: EJ711240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-22
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4294
Elsie Shawe, Music Supervisor in St. Paul, Minnesota (1898-1933)
Howe, Sondra Wieland
Journal of Research in Music Education, v52 n4 p328 Win 2004
Elsie Shawe (1866-1962), supervisor of music in St. Paul, Minnesota, for thirty-five years, is an example of a music supervisor in the United States who was active in the formative years of the Music Supervisors National Conference (MSNC). Although she is cited only briefly in national accounts, there is a substantial amount of material on her career in local archives. In the St. Paul Public Schools, Shawe supervised classroom teachers, organized the school music curriculum, and conducted performances in the community. She served as a church organist and choir director in St. Paul and was president of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. At the national level, Shawe was an officer of the NEA Department of Music Education and a member of the board of directors of the MSNC. Through her committee work, Shawe promoted the standardization of patriotic national songs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; United States