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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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Hudson, Michael W. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this investigation was to provide a thorough documentation of the life and career of William F. Cramer. William Cramer was professor of trombone at the Florida State University for more than thirty-five years. He was a master teacher, musician, and scholar. His students remember him fondly as a grandfatherly figure whose teaching…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, College Faculty, Music Education, Biographies
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Clark, Robert H. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to construct a concise historical narrative of the development and characteristics of African American styles of marching band. While some extant research studies have been published in this area of study, the focus has been primarily on individual exemplary teachers or university band programs. In this article, much…
Descriptors: African Americans, Musical Instruments, African American Culture, Cultural Influences
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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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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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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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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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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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