A History of American Music Education

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
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A History of American Music Education covers the history of American music education, from its roots in Biblical times through recent historical events and trends. It describes the educational, philosophical, educational, and sociological aspects of the subject, always putting it in the context of the history of the United States. It offers the most complete information on professional organizations, materials, techniques, and personalities of any publication.

Author Biography

Charles L. Gary was executive director of the Music Educators National Conference.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Preface to the Third Editionp. xiii
The Western Heritage
The Ancient Jewish Traditionp. 3
The Age of Antiquityp. 7
Music Education from the Early Christian Era to the Reformationp. 18
The New World: America
Early Music Education in the New Worldp. 45
The New England Roots of American Music Educationp. 68
Early American Education
Education for a New Democracy: Building a Nationp. 111
The Pestalozzian Education Reform Movementp. 123
The Beginnings of Music in American Schoolsp. 155
The Growth of Music Education
Music Education in an Industrializing Americap. 185
The Development of Professional Education Organizationsp. 231
The Beginning of the Music Educators National Conferencep. 252
The Broadening Music Curriculump. 288
The Music Educators National Conference Maturesp. 336
Music Education after 1950
American Education after 1950p. 383
Government, Foundation, and Not-for-Profit Support for Arts Educationp. 394
New Foundations of Music Educationp. 415
New Curricular Foundations of Music Educationp. 436
The Twenty-first Centuryp. 448
Reflectionsp. 456
Indexp. 463
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