Journal of Historical Research in Music Education

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, October

American Music Education 1941-1946: Meeting Needs and Making Adjustments during World War II
Introduction In 1939, many Americans were still feeling the effects of the Great Depression as concerns mounted over Hitler's actions and activities of war were initiated and multiplied throughout Europe. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor...
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Charles L. Gary
Music education, and particularly the community of music education history scholars, lost a valued and beloved colleague with the death of Charles L. Gary on April 16, 2004, at the age of 86. Dr. Gary served the Music Educators National Conference...
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Editorial
I first met George Heller in Chicago during the 1978 Music Educators National Conference national convention. There was a session on music education history and immediately I was amazed by his grasp of the topic. In reply to our questions, he seemed...
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George N. Heller: JHRME Founding Editor
This journal's founding editor, George N. Heller, was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on December 19, 1941, and passed away on July 3, 2004, in Lawrence, Kansas. He attended public schools in Dexter, Michigan, and earned a bachelor's degree in music education...
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Howe's School for the Clarionett: A Mid-Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Tutor
It is fascinating to me as an educator and musician to study early instrumental tutors. Over the years I have gained an appreciation and respect for the many authors who have compiled and made available appropriate materials in the hope of encouraging...
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Stella Root: A Historical Study of a Charter MENC Member's Time as a Public Schools Music Supervisor 1898-1908
If one were to visit downtown Springfield, Illinois, now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, a variety of state buildings would greet the visitor with glass faces and steel arms, inviting one to renew a driver's license, lobby a representative,...
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The Singing Muse? Three Centuries of Music Education in Germany
In the nineteenth century, music education in Germany (1) had a significant influence on the establishment of music education in the United States. Lowell Mason and other pioneers of music education traveled to Germany to learn more about the way music...
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