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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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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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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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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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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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Honea, Sion M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
Nicolaus Listenius's "Musica" (1537) proved to be one of the two most successful music textbooks in the Lutheran Latin Schools of the sixteenth century, issued in at least forty-six editions and surviving in use into the next century. Yet, a casual inspection of the book today does not readily yield to modern expectations of a successful…
Descriptors: Music Education, Textbooks, Educational History, Instructional Innovation
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Jane, Philip – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
At the end of the nineteenth century, music was an accomplishment that many women were encouraged to pursue. For some, this was merely an additional "ornament" to enhance marriage prospects, but a growing number took the opportunity to turn musical ability into a career option. A small group of musically educated women in New Zealand at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Teachers, Females
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Spieker, Matthew H. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
In 1947 T. Carol Agee resurrected the Fort Collins High School Orchestra (FCHS) program after his return from WWII, and became the first music teacher to be hired as the full-time orchestra director at the school. He quickly created a "storied" program in the state of Colorado culminating, for him, in a 1955 Colorado Music Educators…
Descriptors: High Schools, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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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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