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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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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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Laor, Lia – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2016
The literature of pedagogical music for the piano was the center of unparalleled critical dialogue and scholarly discourse in nineteenth-century Europe. Focusing on the theory of piano pedagogy and the merit of pedagogical music, this discourse was unique not only because of its subject matter but also because it was shared, shaped, and…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicians
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Hash, Phillip M. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the life and work of Solomon W. Straub, who worked as a music teacher, composer, and publisher during the late nineteenth century. Straub was born in Butler Township of DeKalb County, Indiana, in 1842. He taught music in Dowagiac and Lansing, Michigan, before moving to Chicago, Illinois, in 1873. Straub…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Biographies, Music Education, Educational History
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Stockton, Phillip H. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2015
The Cambiata Concept was one of the first methodologies used in the United States to teach boys to sing during the adolescent voice change. Previous practices of choir masters was to rest the voice during this time. They felt that by having boys sing during the voice change was damaging to the voice and would ruin the ability to sing after the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Music, Music Teachers
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Freer, Patrick K. – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2015
"Music Educators Journal" is the profession's oldest continuously published journal, and it has grown to encompass the largest worldwide readership of any music education publication. It did not start that way. The journal began as an informal pamphlet known as "Music Supervisors' Bulletin" in 1914, changed its name to…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Music Teachers, Musicians
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West, Chad – Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 2015
Originally rooted in aesthetics, David Elliott's thoughts about jazz education have changed considerably from his 1983 dissertation through his 1995 landmark book, "Music Matters," which outlined his praxial music education philosophy. The purpose of this article is to extrapolate the apparent evolution of David Elliott's thoughts about…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Aesthetic Education, Aesthetics