Journal of Historical Research in Music Education

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, April

A Chronicle of the First Degrees: Music Teacher Training from Normal School to State College
Massachusetts has been a leader in both general education and music education innovation and reform since the pilgrims first printed the Bay Psalm Book in 1639 or 1640. (1) In 1837 Boston's Lowell Mason became the first public school music teacher...
Editorial
When the new century turned, Time magazine selected the most influential men and women of the twentieth century. Among those who were selected, for good or bad, were people who changed the course of world history. As anyone with historical recollection...
Susanne Langer, Charles Leonhard, and Augury
We owe thanks to Peter Tiboris, who awakens us from our natural hebetude with his reminder that we owe much to Charlie Leonhard and that Charlie's legacy should be associated with the further improvement of music education. It is not easy to conjure...
The Commencement of the Manhattanville Music Curriculum Program: 1957-1966
The period extending from the late 1950s through the 1960s was an era of intensive curriculum reform in United States education history. (1) This period featured an "alphabet soup" of new curriculum projects in various school subjects: the Biological...
Travels with Charlie
When Peter Tiboris asked if I would contribute to this afternoon's event, he said that he needed a title for my comments for the advertisement announcing it. I said I'd call him back and did so that very day. I wanted to title my comments "Travails"...
U.S. Mounted Bands and Cavalry Field Musicians in the Union Army during the Civil War-Background, Duties, and Training
Introduction Military music is a key component in the global history of instrumental music, and while hundreds of military bands still exist throughout the world, the last century has seen the wind band tradition shift from its military origins...

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