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Milburn, Claire – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
This study investigated the development of marching band traditions at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), as told through the rivalry between Southern University (SU) and Jackson State University (JSU). I interviewed directors from SU, including Lawrence Jackson, Nathan Haymer, and Kedric Taylor. Directors from JSU included…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Black Colleges, Educational History, Competition
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Jones, Tzefira R.; Chappell, Elizabeth – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
Desegregation in the south had many goals, among them was creating equitable opportunities for students in schools. Much of the literature on desegregation efforts are focused on general education and little research has been done on the effects it had on school orchestra programs. Orchestra programs in Texas schools have had a historically strong…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, African American Students, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Royer, Shawn L. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
In 1966, David Baker, a Black man and esteemed jazz musician and composer, created and developed the Jazz Studies program at Indiana University (IU). The purpose of this study was to investigate how David Baker came to join the faculty and created the Jazz Studies program at IU through an examination of the school's course offerings and historical…
Descriptors: Music Education, Civil Rights, Decision Making, Music
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Battiste, Loneka Wilkinson; McDaniel, William T.; Sands, Rosita M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
In 1972, more than two hundred Black music educators convened an impromptu, offsite protest meeting during the 23rd Convention of the Music Educators National Conference in response to the dearth of Black music and musicians represented on the program and the near exclusion of Black musicians on the Jazz Night program. The unprecedented and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, African Americans, Music Teachers
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Liddell, Ollie Eugene Payne – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
Although the United States Supreme Court declared segregation in education under law unconstitutional in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the public high schools in Jackson, Mississippi, would remain segregated until 1970. The present study examines the effects of this social climate on the high school band programs in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, High School Students, Desegregation Litigation
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Wiggins, Jackie; Bey, Taslimah – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
The focus of this study is the early music education of Charlie Gabriel who learned to play jazz as a child in New Orleans and went on to enjoy a successful, international performance career. The work is based on an oral history account where the primary data collection process was interview. The key issues that emerged from the oral history are…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musicians, Family Environment, Music Activities
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Legette, Roy M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
The purpose of this article is to chronicle the life and contributions of Mary Frances Early (b. 1936), the first African American to graduate from the University of Georgia in 1962. After suffering many indignities and being forgotten for more than three decades, Early became one of the University's most celebrated graduates. Teaching music in…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Biographies, School Segregation
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Canterbury, Alicia – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
Anthony Johnson Showalter (c. 1853-1924) was a music educator, gospel composer, publisher, and considered a pioneer in gospel music and education in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Showalter is notably mentioned in numerous texts and studies related to gospel music; however, little data has been collected regarding the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Cicco, Ian – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine the sociocultural roots of folk songs from the perspective of renowned folklorist Henry Glassie. Dr. Henry Glassie holds the rank of Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, where he previously served on the faculty for the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. Primary sources included Glassie's…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Folk Culture, Music
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Ward-Steinman, Patrice Madura – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
The 2020 bicentennial year of Indiana University (IU) Bloomington is a fitting time to recognize the 100-year legacy of the faculty members of the IU Music Education Department. This legacy has not been heretofore documented, exposing a gap in the knowledge of historical traditions and influences. The purpose of this study was to create a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Higher Education, Educational History, College Faculty
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Aaberg, Morganne – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
In this study I examined archival material relating to music lessons that aired on the "Indiana School of the Sky" during its inaugural season in the 1947-1948 school year. The "Indiana School of the Sky" was an educational radio program intended for use in the public schools and produced by Indiana University students and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Radio, Educational History, College Students
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Thibeault, Matthew D. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2022
In this article, I explore John Philip Sousa's historic resistance to music technology and his belief that sound recordings would negatively impact music education and musical amateurism. I review Sousa's primary arguments from two 1906 essays and his testimony to the US Congress from the same year, based on the fundamental premise that machines…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Technology, Resistance to Change, Educational History
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Sanders, Paul D. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2021
Many of the first public school music teachers in the United States came from the singing school tradition and taught from the same tune books that had been used in singing schools. After the war, renewed interest in education and the establishment of graded schools soon led to the introduction of music series that were designed to serve the…
Descriptors: Singing, Educational History, United States History, Music Education
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Howe, Sondra Wieland – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2021
Commodore Perry and his "Black Ships" opened Japanese harbors for foreign shipping in 1853 and 1854. Music was important for this Japan Expedition that obtained a treaty between the United States and Japan. Bands and singers performed music for parades, impressive ceremonies, religious services, and entertainment for the sailors and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, World History, Western Civilization
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Elliott, Frances; Southcott, Jane – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2021
Studio music teachers are the backbone of musical communities but their efforts are often overlooked and unsung. We explore one facet of the life of studio music teachers in Australia 1890-1920, graded music examinations conducted by two well-reputed British music education organizations: Trinity College of Music and the Associated Board of the…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Scores
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