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ERIC Number: EJ778467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
MENC in International Perspective: In Its First One Hundred Years, MENC Has Had an Impact on Music Education Not Only in the United States, but Globally
McCarthy, Marie
Music Educators Journal, v94 n1 p42 Sep 2007
The year 2007 marks the centennial celebration of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Anniversaries mark important milestones in the development of a professional association. They provide an occasion for remembering past achievements and envisioning future directions. MENC, which was initially known as Music Supervisors National Conference (MSNC), was founded in April 1907 after Philip Hayden, Frances Elliott Clark, and over one hundred others gathered in Keokuk, Iowa to discuss methods of music teaching. MENC has made an impact on music education not only in the United States, but also internationally. In this article, the author looks at how MENC contributed to international music education within these historical contexts. After a brief description of the international scope of music education before MENC, the author describes five phases of international activity within MENC: building an American-European alliance, fostering inter-American exchanges, founding an international forum, advancing multicultural education, and finally sustaining the global imperative. (Contains 32 notes.)
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. P.O. Box 1584, Birmingham, AL 35201. Tel: 800-336-3768; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States