ERIC Number: EJ1194604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Pathfinder and Role Model: Ada Bloxham, Australian Vocalist and Tonic Sol-fa Teacher
Stevens, Robin S.
Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, v39 n2 p131-147 Apr 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 in 1888, and she was the first woman to be awarded a Fellowship of the Tonic Sol-fa College, London, also in 1888. After a period teaching and performing in Japan (1893-1899), she married and lived variously in South Africa, England, and France, returning to Australia in 1927. Due most probably to her marriage and family responsibilities, she appears not to have achieved her full potential as a performer and teacher. Nevertheless, Bloxham is worthy of recognition as having gained success as a musician and educator both in her native Australia and abroad during her early and middle years, and as a pathfinder and role model for other women during the early years of their musical careers.
Descriptors: Role Models, Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Teaching Methods, Music Teachers, Musicians, Singing, Scholarships
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Identifiers - Location: Australia