Journal of Historical Research in Music Education

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, October

A Century of Memorization Pedagogy
In 1837, eighteen-year-old Clara Schumann performed Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, opus 57 from memory. (1) A century later, performing the piece from memory would have been commonplace, but early in the nineteenth century, performing...
Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp
Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp. DVD. Directed by Matt and Erica Hinton. Awake Productions, 2006. ASIN: B0016CXXC8, $25. The story of singing is integrally associated with the story of music education; our first foundations of music...
Dawn Elizabeth Bennett. Understanding the Classical Music Profession: The Past, the Present and Strategies for the Future
Dawn Elizabeth Bennett. Understanding the Classical Music Profession: The Past, the Present and Strategies for the Future. Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate, 2008. 168 pp. Hardback. ISBN 978-07546-5959-4. Dawn Bennett, Research Fellow at Curtin...
Editorial
In February 2010, the New York Times Magazine cover story1 discussed how members of the Texas State Board of Education were considering adopting history textbooks advancing the position that the United States is a Christian nation founded to advance...
Merle J. Isaac (1898-1996): His Contributions and Influence on Music Published for the School Orchestra
The rise and development of instrumental music instruction in the public schools in the United States remains a superlative accomplishment of the progressive education movement during the first half of the 20th century. (1) Between 1900-1920, pioneer...
Music at the Illinois Asylum for Feeble-Minded Children: 1865-1920
The Illinois Asylum for Feeble-Minded Children (IAFMC) opened in Jacksonville in 1865 to provide a home and education for cognitively impaired children between six and eighteen years of age. Music was an important part of the curriculum at the IAFMC,...
Richard J. Wingell. Writing about Music: An Introductory Guide
Richard J. Wingell. Writing About Music: An Introductory Guide(4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2009. Xvi + 166 pp. Appendix, Index. Softcover, ISBN 978-0-13-615778-6, $49. University students must develop the necessary skills...
The Nation's First D.M.A. in Choral Music: History, Structure, and Pedagogical Implications
The Doctor of Musical Arts degree (D.M.A.), which evolved and proliferated during the third quarter of the twentieth century, has become a mainstay for academic preparation of college and university professors in music performance areas. The University...