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A History of American Music Education


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Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Part I: The Western Heritage Chapter 3 The Ancient Jewish Tradition Chapter 4 The Age of Antiquity Chapter 5 Music Education from the Early Christian Era to the Reformation Part 6 Part II: The New World: America Chapter 7 Early Music Education in the New World Chapter 8 The New England Roots of American Music Education Part 9 Part III: Early American Education Chapter 10 Education for A New Democracy: Building a Nation Chapter 11 The Pestalozzian Education Reform Movement Chapter 12 The Beginnings of Music in American Schools Part 13 Part IV: The Growth of Music Education Chapter 14 Music Education in an Industrializing America Chapter 15 The Development of Professional Education Organizations Chapter 16 The Beginning of the Music Educators National Conference Chapter 17 The Broadening Music Curriculum Chapter 18 The Music Educators National Conference Matures Part 19 Part V: Music Education after 1950 Chapter 20 American Education after 1950 Chapter 21 Government, Foundation, and Not-for-Profit Support for Arts Education Chapter 22 New Foundations of Music Education Chapter 23 New Curricular Foundations of Music Education Chapter 24 The Twenty-first Century Chapter 25 Reflections

About the Author

Michael L. Mark is the author of several books, including Contemporary Music Education and Source Readings in Music Education History. He is professor emeritus of Towson University where he also served as dean of the Graduate School. Charles L. Gary was the author of several music education books and executive director of the Music Educators National Conference.


Honoring the legacy of generations of music educators and mapping pathways that guided and advanced the profession, the authors have illuminated how history can inform contemporary practice. The narrative provides compelling testimony for advocating music education that can add depth and meaning to everyday life in the music classroom. A valuable and accessible book that has an important place in the music educator's professional library. -- Marie McCarthy, professor and chair of Music Education, University of Michigan
Mark and Gary's editions of A History of American Music Education are indispensable reading for every music education student, practicing professional music educator, and the general reader who is interested in the development of music teaching in American public schools....A History of American Music Education is a valuable, insightful book. * Journal of Aesthetic Education, Summer 2008 *
The third edition of Michael L. Mark and Charles L. Gary's A History of American Music Education sharpens and extends its contents. With its clear, insightful, and thorough overview, it remains the indispensable story of music education in the United States. Mark and Gary's book is required reading for all professional music educators and all who wish to learn of the colorful, eventful development of the largest art education field in American schools. -- Bennett Reimer, John W. Beattie Professor of Music Education Emeritus, Northwestern University

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