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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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Morgan-Ellis, Esther M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
During the Great War, the Commission for Training Camp Activities (CTCA) pioneered a program in which civilian song leaders were assigned to camps throughout the United States. These men (and a few women) were instructed to organize regular community singing, train officers as song leaders, and cultivate musical talent among the soldiers. They…
Descriptors: Singing, Armed Forces, Facilities, Music Activities
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Sullivan, Jill M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to determine how women music teachers became the United States' first female military band directors. Interviews with seventy-nine World War II military bandswomen revealed that seven of the ten chosen female directors were music teachers prior to their enlistment in the Army, Coast Guard, or Marines--band and…
Descriptors: Females, Administrators, Armed Forces, Music Activities