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Volume 8

There are in Canada, at this moment, some twenty-four universities and colleges offering undergraduate degrees in music; seven offer master's degrees, and four, doctorates. The country has a scant twenty million people, but even in relation to this small population, the number of institutions involved with music is too small.…
During the 1966-67 academic year, I traveled in Western Europe, visiting six Conservatories of music in order to observe at first hand the professional education of European musicians. The institutions visited were: AMSTERDAMSCH CONSERVATORlUM—Amsterdam, Holland ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC—London, England STAATLICHE HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK—Detmold, West Germany CONSERVATOIRE ROYAL DE MUSIQUE—Brussels,…
  Americans have been writing about the history of music, and about the history of American music, for almost a hundred years. As we approach the centenary we might well ask ourselves such questions as these: How have American music historians regarded American music? What have they considered its place…
American Musicological Society and Music Library Association Translations Center* A Translations Center for musicological studies and documents has been established as a joint enterprise of the American Musicological Society and the Music Library Association. Personnel, facilities and space for the Center are being provided by Brooklyn College of the City…
After two years of development, the Music Library at Harpur College, working in close co-operation with the College's Data Processing Center, has produced its first computer-generated catalog of scores and records. The results of this catalog were so positive that the Music Library has decided to continue its automation efforts.…
In the Fall of 1965 SYMPOSIUM printed a group of articles by four distinguished musicians under the heading "The Crisis in Theory Teaching."1 The present paper is offered as a continuation of that discussion. A particular approach to theory teaching, an approach which has been successfully used at Queens College…
SYMPOSIUM: Music Appreciation What do we really mean by "Music Appreciation"? Can it be taught? If so, what are some of the ways in which successful college music teachers have handled this subject? SYMPOSIUM has invited four distinguished teachers of "Music Appreciation"from different types of schools in different parts of…
In an age when travelat home and abroadis relatively commonplace, the college music faculty member is able to visit Europe much more easily (and inexpensively) than ever before. While travelling in Europe, many of us visit the National Libraries with the hope of examining portions of their music holdings. Many…
SYMPOSIUM: Music Appreciation What do we really mean by "Music Appreciation"? Can it be taught? If so, what are some of the ways in which successful college music teachers have handled this subject? SYMPOSIUM has invited four distinguished teachers of "Music Appreciation"from different types of schools in different parts of…
SYMPOSIUM: Music Appreciation What do we really mean by "Music Appreciation"? Can it be taught? If so, what are some of the ways in which successful college music teachers have handled this subject? SYMPOSIUM has invited four distinguished teachers of "Music Appreciation"from different types of schools in different parts of…
During the past decade or so an important change has taken place in the location of those activities surrounding our serious musical life. The composers and performers of this music have migrated to the environs of our universities. This small segment of our culture can not begin to compete in…
SYMPOSIUM: Music Appreciation What do we really mean by "Music Appreciation"? Can it be taught? If so, what are some of the ways in which successful college music teachers have handled this subject? SYMPOSIUM has invited four distinguished teachers of "Music Appreciation"from different types of schools in different parts of…
Within the last decade, a new phenomenon has come to prominence in American universities and colleges: the chamber ensemble, usually of professional quality, dedicated to the performance of contemporary music. Although the number of such ensembles is relatively small, they exert a considerable influence. On the home campus and on…
The Yale School of Music has recently introduced a new program of graduate professional studies for performers and composers leading to the degrees of Master of Musical Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts. A unique feature of the program is the recognition given to professional achievement as a decisive factor…