This landmark collection explores the origins and foundations of music education across five continents and considers: - the inclusion of music as part of the compulsory school curriculum in the context of the historical and political landscape- the aims, objectives and content of the music curriculum- teaching methods- the provision and training of teachers of music- the experiences of pupilsContributors have been carefully selected to represent countries which have incorporated music into compulsory schooling for a variety of differing reasons giving a diverse collection which will guide future actions and policy.
A Concise 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, and sociological aspects of the subject, always putting it in the context of the history of the United States. It offers complete information on professional organizations, materials, techniques, and personalities in music education.
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.
From its first appearance, this volume has been considered a standard text in music education courses worldwide, tracing the development of music as an educational force from the dawn of European civilisation in ancient Crete, Sparta, and Athens to today. It is a fascinating exploration of the people involved in teaching music over the centuries and their whole way of life, providing a systematic survey of the educational, musical, religious, social and political factors that have led to what is now known as music education; substantial reference is made to trends and events in other lands as well as England. This second edition includes supplementary chapters investigating the recent history of music education, bringing the historical record up to date, and there is a foreword by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Master of the Queen's Music.
Mann (Eastman School of Music) bases this unique and important work on his discovery of the influence of Johann Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum (1725) on theoretical studies engaged in by apprentices and teachers Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. Brief chapters on the rise and decline of conventional theory treat baroque, classical, and 19th-century music, and point toward 20th-century practices. Mann's knowledge and insightful comments, supported by quotations from the composers' letters and publications, are vibrant, and his musical examples make his theses firm and clear. Mann's ideas are further supported by reproductions of documents (Handel's ``Lessons for Princess Anne: Thoroughbass and Fugue''; 54 pages of Beethoven's notebooks ``Studies with Haydn: Counterpoint,'' with Haydn's corrections; Schubert's studies in harmony and fugue with Salieri and Sechter; studies in classical polyphony by Mozart and Haydn), which he clarifies with concise observations and notes. The book's layout is handsome, the typeface and musical examples models of clarity, and the index complete. Essential for academic libraries.