Journal of Historical Research in Music Education

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, April

Editorial
In a report to the U.S. Bureau of Education for 1919-1920, Osbourne McConathy counted eighty-eight bands in the public schools and colleges in the United States. (1) By 1941, it was estimated that more than 50,000 public school and university bands...
Examining the Music Teachers National Association Papers and Proceedings 1906 to 1930
During the summer of 1876, Eben Tourjee--a pianist, organist, and cofounder of the New England Conservatory of Music--led a summer normal music school at East Greenwich Seminary in Rhode Island. (1) Other teachers during that summer included Theodore...
Joseph A. Labuta and His Life in Music Education: An Oral History
Oral history is a relatively new technique in historical research. Some of the first efforts in oral history (of former slaves and poor rural white populations in the southeastern United States) were sponsored by the Works Progress Administration...
Songs Tied onto the Chariots-Revolutionary Songs of the Cultural Revolution of China (1966-1976)
Jiang Menglin, President of Peking University during the May Fourth Movement in 1919, describes in his autobiography The West Wave how life in the villages of old China remained unchanged as the political scene was changing drastically. "For hundreds...
The Life and Times of LeRoy "Boots" Battle: Band Educator/jazz Musician
Biography is to history what the telescope is to the stars. It reveals the invisible, extracts detail from myriad points of light, uncovers sources of illumination, and helps us disaggregate and reconstruct large heavenly pictures. (2) A time...