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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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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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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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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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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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Hash, Phillip M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
This study examined the history of band tournaments governed by the Michigan State Band Association (MSBA), beginning with the first competition in 1877 and ending with the disbandment of the Association and tournaments in 1884. The research focused specifically on the (a) organization, rules, and procedures of the tournaments; (b) details…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Activities, Competition
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Jacobi, Bonnie Schaffhauser – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2016
This article provides a historical context for Placido de Montoliu's Eurhythmics instruction at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, between 1913-1922 and 1930-1931, and it highlights pedagogical and philosophical principles that shaped his approach. The research is based on noncirculating, historical documents at the Bryn Mawr College Library…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational History, Photography, Catalogs
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Jacobi, Bonnie Schaffhauser – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2015
Between 1920 and 1928, William Churchill Hammond's Christmas Caroling Choir at Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, not only helped to reinstate the musical celebration of Christmas after Puritan beliefs had precluded it in New England, but also provided one of the first experiences for American women to tour, as professional…
Descriptors: Educational History, Music, Singing, Music Teachers
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Dunbar-Hall, Peter; Rowley, Jennifer; Brooks, Wendy; Cotton, Hugh; Lill, Athena – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2015
The introduction and use of various forms of technology have been noted by historians of music education as significant influences on the ways in which music education has developed. In contrast to general computer-based technology, specific types of computer-based technology have strong relevance to the learning and teaching of music and other…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Music Education, Theater Arts