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Volume 13

  The purpose of this address is to bring something of the values of the commercial music world to your attention and to communicate some thoughts on the usefulness of commercial music in achieving your goals. I suggest to you that the school of music operates in its own commercial…
Do students learn more under a pass/fail grading system, freed from the pressure of traditional grades? What does a grade of A really mean? Can essay tests be graded as reliably as objective tests? Is it fair to include optional questions on essay tests? Not one of these questions can…
Considering the thrust of the search for desirable changes in music education, characterized by numerous seminars, symposia, research, and exemplary curricular models, we may conclude that the past decade is justly viewed as a period of far-reaching thought and activity. Not peripheral to all this were the dynamics of socio-cultural…
By a "multiple view" is implied that each of the styles of music requires a theoretical explanation all its own, or, expressed differently, that a theory that is illuminative of one style may actually be inappropriate for another. Such a view has not been generally held by music theorists, however;…
Traditionally, the American musicologist engaged in historical research has concentrated upon the scientific study of art music in the western European tradition, focusing his attention primarily upon the "great musical work" produced by great masters for a relatively small elite audience and largely ignoring the more extensive body of popular…
The Research Center for Musical Iconography was established in the spring of 1972 under the auspices of the Ph.D. Program in Music at the City University of New York, to augment the facilities for music research within the University and to serve as the American headquarters for the recently established…
In five years of teaching music in colleges, both independently and under supervision, I was given little help in developing the skills I needed to teach. My undergraduate and graduate education gave me good preparation in the content I would be teaching but practically no preparation for teaching this content.…
The pressures on higher education in the year 1972 are many and varied. But they all seem to resolve to three basic issues—economy, efficiency, and accountability. Many kinds of people are telling us indirectly and directly to be more economical, to use less money in the educational process. We are…
Teaching is always a focal point of interest in Symposium. For Volume 13, six essays were commissioned from students by selected professors to provide a forum for those who are still on the receiving end of teaching. At the time of this writing, Ms. Brown was an undergraduate. The other…
Teaching is always a focal point of interest in Symposium. For Volume 13, six essays were commissioned from students by selected professors to provide a forum for those who are still on the receiving end of teaching. At the time of this writing, Ms. Matthews was a graduate student. The…
Teaching is always a focal point of interest in Symposium. For Volume 13, six essays were commissioned from students by selected professors to provide a forum for those who are still on the receiving end of teaching. At the time of this writing, Ms. Rohrer was an undergraduate. The other…
Teaching is always a focal point of interest in Symposium. For Volume 13, six essays were commissioned from students by selected professors to provide a forum for those who are still on the receiving end of teaching. At the time of this writing, Ms. Schellhous was a graduate student. The…
Teaching is always a focal point of interest in Symposium. For Volume 13, six essays were commissioned from students by selected professors to provide a forum for those who are still on the receiving end of teaching. At the time of this writing, Ms. Trenkamp was a graduate student. The…
Teaching is always a focal point of interest in Symposium. For Volume 13, six essays were commissioned from students by selected professors to provide a forum for those who are still on the receiving end of teaching. At the time of this writing, Ms. Wood was a graduate student. The…