Journal of Historical Research in Music Education

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, April

A History of the Choral Music Activities at Gustavus Adolphus College from 1862-1933
The 2006-2007 school year marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Gustavus Choir. For three quarters of a century, The Gustavus Choir has been an indispensable contributor to the educational environment of Gustavus Adolphus College. The choir has...
Christopher Small: A Biographical Profile of His Life
Christopher Small (1927-) has been described as "one of those rare people who go directly to the heart of a matter and ... think the unthinkable." (1) Small, a native New Zealander who spent his career in London and now lives in Sitges, Spain, did...
Editorial
In 2000, David N. Ware was hired as Assistant Director of Bands at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time he considered himself mainly a trumpet player, a jazz musician, and a music educator. His knowledge of marching bands was...
The Happy Land Companion: Music from the World of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Happy Land Companion: Music from the World of Laura Ingalls Wilder. CD. Edited by Dale Cockrell. NDX Press, 2005. $14. The Laura Ingalls Wilder books have provided insight into the lives of nineteenth-century American frontier peoples. All of...
The Manhattanville Music Curriculum Program: 1966-1970
The Manhattanville Music Curriculum Program (MMCP) was a major curriculum reform effort in the United States during the 1960s, a decade characterized by curricular innovation and experimentation. The direct impetus for this unique education reform...
The Role of MENC: The National Association for Music Education in Early Childhood Music Education 1980-2007
During the last one hundred years, MENC: The National Association for Music Education has provided immeasurable support for American music educators. Although a central tenet of MENC's philosophy has been to promote music education as key in the cognitive...