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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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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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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
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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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Jorgensen, Estelle R. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
This history traces the roots and development of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (1985-2015). Taking a cross-disciplinary approach to historiography based on autobiographical reflection grounded in documentary evidence, it focuses on the people, events, and contributions of the society and the symposia out of which…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Music Education, Educational Philosophy, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Sanders, Paul D. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
The period from 1865 to 1900 proved to be one of tremendous growth for music education in the United States, as well as a time of renewed activity for the temperance movement. Numerous single-volume school songbooks were published, and several sources note the inclusion of temperance songs in these songbooks. By conveying the temperance message to…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Education, Educational History, Moral Values
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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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Hansen, Linda – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
Recognizing the broad potential of singing as a facilitator of moral instruction, academic learning, and societal participation, New Hampshire native Asa Fitz (1810-1878) was committed to advancing music and music education. A prolific publisher, editor, and author, he was involved in the production of dozens of works filled with songs and music,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Singing, Music Education, Teaching Methods
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