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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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Southcott, Jane – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
In the mid-nineteenth century, a system of music examinations was initiated in Britain that came to encompass the far-flung reaches of the British Empire. These examinations offered an internationally recognized system of professional and musical standards. For the next several decades the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Educational History, Examiners