Journal of Historical Research in Music Education

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, October

Editorial
I love reading biographies. Over the recent past I have enjoyed learning about the lives of Frank Sinatra, Catherine the Great, Sergei Prokofiev, Mark Twain, Mao Zedong, Isaac Newton, Alexander Hamilton, John Lennon, Steve Jobs, and Ted Williams. I...
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Holdhusen, David. Commitment to Musical Excellence: The 75 Year History of the Gustavus Choir
Holdhusen, David. Commitment to Musical Excellence: The 75 Year History of the Gustavus Choir. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011. xvi + 246 pp. Hardcover, list of illustrations, appendixes, bibliography, index. ISBN 978-1-4438-2670-9,...
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Jazz Education at the Westlake College of Music, 1945-61
The history of jazz education is a seriously underrepresented topic in jazz histories. While reams of literature dedicated to jazz pedagogy exist, these do not satisfy the interest of the jazz historian. Conversely, while jazz history has undergone...
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Music for Living: The Thought and Philosophy of Karl W. Gehrkens
"Behind every great movement there is always an idea--a philosophy of life." (1) Karl Gehrkens was at the forefront of the music education movement in the early twentieth century, and he helped shape the movement in the image of his own philosophy...
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Robert Klotman: A Life of Musical Leadership
When Robert Klotman was inducted into the Music Educators National Conference Hall of Fame in 2004, the nominating statement read, "Klotman is best known for his extensive work in string pedagogy, his leadership in professional organizations, and his...
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Sanguinetti, Giorgio. the Art of Partimento: History, Theory, and Practice
Sanguinetti, Giorgio. The Art of Partimento: History, Theory, and Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 420 pp. Hardcover, index. ISBN 978-0-1953-9420-7, $49.95. Over the last decade, the study of Italian music has focused increasingly...
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Sullivan, Jill M.: Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women's Military Bands during World War II
Sullivan, Jill M. Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women's Military Bands during World War II. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011. 182 pp. Hardcover, index. ISBN 978-0-8108-8162-4, $65.00. Jill Sullivan's Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women's Military Bands during...
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The Role of North American Music Educators in the Introduction of the Kodaly Method in Taiwan
The island now called Taiwan was a Japanese protectorate from 1895-1945, and elementary schools began to provide instruction in music during that period. (1) The nation took its current formal name, the Republic of China (ROC), in 1949, after the Japanese...
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