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Giants of Music Education

Giants of Music Education

James A. Keene, Ph.D. There are many “giants of music education,” maybe hundreds. It is perhaps impossible to know the many in every generation who teach music successfully—some who teach young children, others who teach the especially talented at prestigious institutions—conservatories, and schools of music. Others distinguish themselves with organizational work, setting the tone and process for others to follow—all important in their own […]

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Music And Education In Vermont, 1700 – 1900

Music And Education In Vermont, 1700 – 1900

James A. Keene – Keene makes a major contribution to the study of American colonial and nineteenth century cultural history. Geographic and economic influences are examined as they affected music and education in Vermont. Vermont’s early educational system is related to its people’s unique sense of independence. The private school and its early acceptance of music […]

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Reminiscences of Felix Mendelsssohn-Bartholdy

Reminiscences of Felix Mendelsssohn-Bartholdy

Elise Polko – A significant work originally published in 1869. Polko offers a contemporary interpretation of Mendelssohn’s genius as it related to his life and times in the early nineteenth century. Writing in the romantic style of the period, the author conveys the excitement surrounding Mendelssohn the composer, conductor, and pianist. German nineteenth century romanticism is […]

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A History of Music Education in the United States

A History of Music Education in the United States

James A. Keene  – James A. Keene’s treatment of this interesting and unique history represents a deep and penetrating look at a subject that until recent years has been largely neglected by teachers and scholars. A large population of music teachers have taught and acted with only the vaguest of insights about those special teachers […]

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