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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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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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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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Björkén-Nyberg, Cecilia – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
In this article, Carl Czerny's "Letters to a Young Lady on the Art of Playing the Pianoforte" (1837) is studied as a machine manual within the cybernetic economy of James Watt's governor. It is argued that while the young pupil is encouraged to subject herself to a strict discipline of physical deportment at the piano, this activity is…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Metacognition
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Stevens, Robin S. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
The Australian mezzo-soprano Ada Beatrice Bloxham (1865-1956) was the inaugural winner (in 1883) of the Clarke Scholarship for a promising musician resident in the Colony of Victoria to study at the Royal College of Music in London. She was the first Australian to enrol at the Royal College of Music and to graduate as an Associate of the College…
Descriptors: Role Models, Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education
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Lee, William R. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
The history of music education is best termed a "disciplinary history" and shares a parallel historical development with law, education, economics, and science in that it serves professional needs within a particular discipline. Though interest in music education history has developed in a similar way, it has not attracted the same level…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Educational History, Historians
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Southcott, Jane – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
In the mid-nineteenth century, a system of music examinations was initiated in Britain that came to encompass the far-flung reaches of the British Empire. These examinations offered an internationally recognized system of professional and musical standards. For the next several decades the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational History, Examiners
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Chybowski, Julia J. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
Frances Elliot Clark (1860-1958) lived through a transitional time for music education and the music industry in the United States, and she influenced American culture by bringing these two communities together. She brought her background in school and community music education along with strong ties within music education communities to the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Social Action
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Groulx, Timothy J. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2016
Much of the twentieth century was a turbulent time in the United States for African Americans. During this time of segregation on numerous legal and social levels, bands were becoming part of the culture of many schools across the nation. Despite great adversity, many successful band programs were established at black schools as a result of the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, African American Students
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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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Hash, Phillip M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the life and work of Solomon W. Straub, who worked as a music teacher, composer, and publisher during the late nineteenth century. Straub was born in Butler Township of DeKalb County, Indiana, in 1842. He taught music in Dowagiac and Lansing, Michigan, before moving to Chicago, Illinois, in 1873. Straub…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Biographies, Music Education, Educational History
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