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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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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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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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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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Groulx, Timothy J. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
Segregated schooling in Florida was initially a concession to gain public acceptance of free public education. Its effects can be seen in the band programs of many high school bands. This study looks at the effects of segregation and integration on bands at black high schools in Jacksonville, Florida (Duval County Public Schools). Much of the…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, School Segregation, Musicians, Music
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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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Munroe, Angela – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
Many general music teachers use a variety of methods in their classrooms. The Generative Theory of Musical Learning can serve as a basis for a variety of general music methodologies. Developed by Eunice Boardman, the Generative Theory of Musical Learning influenced general music textbooks from 1966 to 1988, and it continues to influence music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Theory, Textbooks
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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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Harte, Colin – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the historical development of Brazilian music education legislation in relation to the Brazilian public school, Colégio Pedro II. Located in Rio de Janeiro, Colégio Pedro II has consistently offered music instruction since its inception in 1837. The historical narrative presented in this article details…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation
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Golding, Rosemary – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
Higher-level music education was in a poor state in mid-nineteenth-century Britain. In particular, the country's most significant conservatoire, the Royal Academy of Music in London, suffered from a lack of financial support, poor management, and a reputation for mediocre teaching and amateurish standards. Responding to the need for an overhaul,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Musicians
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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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Hash, Phillip M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to document the history of the Conn Conservatory of Music operated by the C. G. Conn musical instrument company of Elkhart, Indiana. Research questions focused on the school's origin, curriculum, pedagogy, faculty, and students. Instrument manufacturer Charles G. Conn opened The Conn Conservatory in 1896 to boost the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Educational History
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Bugaj, Kasia – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2016
The figure of Tadeusz Wronski is highly respected by the music establishment in Poland. One of the eminent Polish violinists of his generation, his pedagogical contributions form the cornerstone of the Polish violin school during the second half of the twentieth century. His involvement with numerous music-related causes and organizations…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Musicians
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