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Tozer, Malcolm – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2020
Music played little part in the education of British children before 1853 when Edward Thring was appointed headmaster of Uppingham Grammar School in the English Midlands. Thring created an innovative holistic curriculum for the two dozen boys of this rural boarding school and he appointed a musician as the third addition to his staff to form a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational History, Educational Innovation
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McDow, George H.; Stiffler, Daniel L. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2020
Music competitions have an ancient history dating back some two thousand years. In the United States, early music contests mimicked the German Saengerfests and Welsh Eistoddfods; however, some of the earliest continuously running music competitions held in America are the state contests for secondary school students. This article identifies for…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Competition, Educational History
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Brumbach, Glen A. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2020
James R. Wells, retired professor of West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, could be considered one of the most influential and innovative band directors of the late twentieth century. Wells influenced and mentored many current leaders in the music education field as well as created educational music programs that continue today.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Faculty Development
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Simonovic Schiff, Jelena Dj.; Humphreys, Jere T. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2020
Claude V. Palisca (1921-2001) was a prominent American musicologist and music educator. He authored books and articles about Renaissance and Baroque music theory and developments in musicology, but is most widely known as the founder and first editor of the "Norton Anthology of Western Music (NAWM)" and coauthor of "A History of…
Descriptors: Anthologies, Music, Music Education, Educational History
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Grady, Melissa L. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2020
This historical investigation explores the life of George N. Heller (1941-2004) and his influence on historical research in music education and music therapy. By means of primary source materials, including preserved presentation resources and outlines, publications, and interviews, this historical investigation explores Heller's life and career…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Research, Music Therapy, Primary Sources
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Southcott, Jane – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2020
In the 1840s, massed singing classes led by charismatic pioneer music educators such as Joseph Mainzer (1801-1851) sprang up across the United Kingdom. Mainzer was a much respected composer, music journalist, and music educator. Born in Trèves (Prussia), he traveled across Europe and settled in Paris, where he was part of the revolutionary…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational History, Equal Education, Singing
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Shansky, Carol L. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2020
Once referred to as "the most maligned musical instrument on earth," the harmonica holds an important historical place in music education as an instrument around which bands were formed, solo and ensemble competitions were held, and in some cases, careers were born. Much of this activity centered itself on city recreation programs as…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Musical Instruments, Music Education
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Wallace, Elizabeth Mitchell – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2020
The purpose of this article is to describe the development, mission, and events of the Festival of the Arts at Southwest Virginia Community College (1995-2018) with special emphasis on community involvement and community enrichment. The festival serves as a tool in fulfilling the cultural enrichment mission and community service function of the…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Cultural Activities, Fine Arts, Art Education
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Sheridan, Megan M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
Zoltán Kodály, a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, and music educator, is widely known for his philosophical and pedagogical contributions to music education. The purpose of this article was to trace the development of the Kodály movement in the United States from its implementation in the 1960s to present day. Questions that guided the…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Music Teachers
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Hanson, Josef – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore and document "The Way Man Learned Music" (1927), a method written by lawyer, Marine captain, educator, and political leader Robert Watson Claiborne (1888-1966). Drawing influence from Ernst Haeckel and G. Stanley Hall's theories of recapitulation, Claiborne designed a comprehensive and sequential…
Descriptors: Music Education, Teaching Methods, Music Activities, Musical Instruments
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Hudson, Michael W. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this investigation was to provide a thorough documentation of the life and career of William F. Cramer. William Cramer was professor of trombone at the Florida State University for more than thirty-five years. He was a master teacher, musician, and scholar. His students remember him fondly as a grandfatherly figure whose teaching…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, College Faculty, Music Education, Biographies
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Clark, Robert H. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to construct a concise historical narrative of the development and characteristics of African American styles of marching band. While some extant research studies have been published in this area of study, the focus has been primarily on individual exemplary teachers or university band programs. In this article, much…
Descriptors: African Americans, Musical Instruments, African American Culture, Cultural Influences
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Miller, David Michael – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
This study investigates the role of religious politics in the dismissal of Mason in 1845. Related questions are (a) How volatile an issue was religious sectarianism during the early days of music in the Boston schools? (b) What were the religious backgrounds and convictions of the School Committee members responsible for dismissing Lowell Mason in…
Descriptors: Role of Religion, Politics of Education, Teacher Dismissal, Music Teachers
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Mukherjee, Anoosua – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
By the middle of the twentieth century, American universities had evolved into powerful institutions with aggressive cultural agendas. Renewed interest in the arts provided a platform for composers employed by these universities to grow into powerful civic leaders. This article investigates the contributions of four modernist composers--Walter…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Teachers, College Faculty, Musical Composition
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Sullivan, Jill M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
This study documents the music teaching and learning that took place in the U.S. Navy band program at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station (GLNTS) near Chicago during World War I, led by Lieutenant John Philip Sousa. The following six research questions helped guide this investigation: How did Sousa organize the Navy band program? What were the…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Musicians, United States History
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