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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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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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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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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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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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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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Munroe, Angela – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
Many general music teachers use a variety of methods in their classrooms. The Generative Theory of Musical Learning can serve as a basis for a variety of general music methodologies. Developed by Eunice Boardman, the Generative Theory of Musical Learning influenced general music textbooks from 1966 to 1988, and it continues to influence music…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Theory, Textbooks
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Lee, William R. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2018
The history of music education is best termed a "disciplinary history" and shares a parallel historical development with law, education, economics, and science in that it serves professional needs within a particular discipline. Though interest in music education history has developed in a similar way, it has not attracted the same level…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Educational History, Historians
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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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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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Chybowski, Julia J. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2017
Frances Elliot Clark (1860-1958) lived through a transitional time for music education and the music industry in the United States, and she influenced American culture by bringing these two communities together. She brought her background in school and community music education along with strong ties within music education communities to the…
Descriptors: Music, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Social Action
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Bugaj, Kasia – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2016
The figure of Tadeusz Wronski is highly respected by the music establishment in Poland. One of the eminent Polish violinists of his generation, his pedagogical contributions form the cornerstone of the Polish violin school during the second half of the twentieth century. His involvement with numerous music-related causes and organizations…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Musicians
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