A Concise History of American Music Education

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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.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: R&L Education (August 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578868513
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578868513
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Customer Reviews

Disjointed chronology but contains essential information

 on May 4, 2015
By A.L.
Read this for a graduate music education course. As mentioned by the other review, there’s a disruption in the flow as you read. Within a chapter, there are multiple sections and subsections. When reading one subsection to the next, it jumps a few decades to a century in the timeline. When you get to the next section, you’ve jumped back a few decades. Superficial information on a specific organization, such as the date of when this organization changed their name, would be mentioned in, say, Chapter 3. Significant information on when this organization was actually established, why, and by whom wouldn’t be explained until, say, Chapter 6. This happens very frequently to the point where it’s frustrating. I was constantly going, “Wait, where did I read this before?”

Quick and Clear

 on July 1, 2016
By Kindle Customer
Clear and concise. Quick and interesting read.

A Concise History of Music Education

 on December 20, 2008
By Todd Hunter
This is a must read for all current and soon to be music educators. Michael Mark has done an outstanding job of presenting what the book’s title infers.

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