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The childhood education program at the University of Florida for future elementary school teachers (hereafter referred to as the CEP) could be described as a humanistic competency-based program. It is humanistic because the students, rather than the doctrines of competency-based education, are central to all decision-making that takes place in…
A traditional course in opera, whether for music or non-music students, is generally based on the standard repertoire of Italian, French, and German works. Such a course tends to focus on the musical score at the expense of the complete story and the poetry of individual lines, and the result…
The dawn of the twentieth century witnessed a remarkable, rather sudden burst of psychological research activities centering around predictive measurement of human mental function and potential. Until late in the 1800s, psychology had not yet become an independent, autonomous science based on controlled experimentation, observation, and analysis, but rather remained…
I. "One of the distinctive facts about contemporary history is that it is world history and that the forces shaping it cannot be understood unless we are prepared to adopt world-wide perspectives; and this means not merely supplementing our conventional view of the recent past by adding a few chapters…
In A Jerseyman at Oxford Robert Ranulph Marett wrote: In those early days I was sometimes tempted to become myself a candidate for some position that would allow me to take an active part in the legislative and administrative business of the University. My friends were kind enough to promise…
Musicians have long acknowledged the harmonic resourcefulness and techniques of Debussy. There are few who question his significant contributions to the expansion of and subsequent break with functional tonality that marked the beginning of this century.1 On the other hand, it is quite evident that Debussy disdained learned contrapuntal devices…
"Art," to combine two well-used adages, "is a mirror to life and a reflection of its times." It has rarely been made clear, however, what these two images really mean, except on a direct one-to-one basis, and that at the surface level. It is possible to posit that Beethoven's opera…
The use of a borrowed cantus firmus as the basis for a composition has played an important role in our western musical tradition, both in the development of musical composition and in the pedagogy of counterpoint. One of the manifestations of this compositional practice is the use of a chorale…
This article was originally delivered as part of a unified group of papers entitled Music Theory: The Art, the Profession, and the Future, which was read at a plenary session of the national conferences of The College Music Society and the American Musicological Society, in Washington, D.C., on November 6,…
This article was originally delivered as the foreword to a unified group of papers entitled Music Theory: The Art, the Profession, and the Future, which was read at a plenary session of the national conferences of The College Music Society and the American Musicological Society, in Washington, D.C., on November…
This article was originally delivered as part of a unified group of papers entitled Music Theory: The Art, the Profession, and the Future, which was read at a plenary session of the national conferences of The College Music Society and the American Musicological Society, in Washington, D.C., on November 6,…
This article was originally delivered as part of a unified group of papers entitled Music Theory: The Art, the Profession, and the Future, which was read at a plenary session of the national conferences of The College Music Society and the American Musicological Society, in Washington, D.C., on November 6,…
MATERIALS, FORMS, AND IDEAS The story is told of a Chinese emperor who, when he heard the music of a newly improved lute with added strings made by one of his subjects, was moved to tears. After a time with great reluctance and resignation he proscribed and forbade the improvement…
Few readers of this journal would question that computers now have many roles to play in modern musical studies. The value of a computer-generated bibliographic tool such as RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is surely obvious to anyone who has used it (or tried to get along without it); computer-assisted…
A search for relationships that unite art forms may go in many different directions. There may be historical inquiries which seek the relationship between art forms that are joined by historical period. Stylistic studies may lead to relationships that overlap and go beyond historical periods. One may also go to…
Early in the 1970s the School of Music at Northwestern University, at the instigation of a newly appointed administration, undertook a thorough, introspective reassessment of its longstanding, traditional undergraduate curricula. In keeping with the "comprehensive musicianship" philosophy so convincingly expounded by the Contemporary Music Project since its inception in 1959,…
Philosophizing is a normal human pursuit. It involves a perfectly normal search for what men honestly deem to be real, true, and of value. It cuts across all of man's behaviors and beliefs, from naturalism to supernaturalism, including matters of functional, material, and spiritual concern. A variety of fundamental questions…
The Bicentennial celebration provided American musicians with what was perhaps an unforeseen good turn: an impetus to make a retrospective evaluation of their musical heritage. Since a celebration by common agreement seems to demand the use of music, and since the nature of the event we were celebrating suggested that…
Position Papers for the Ethnomusicology Interest Group at the 19th Annual Meeting of the College Music Society, Washington D.C., November 1976 FREDRIC LIEBERMAN University of Washington One of the world's natural wonders is the consistent way in which social organizations imitate biological ones. Once in existence they grow, reproduce, and…
This article was originally delivered as part of a unified group of papers entitled Music Theory: The Art, the Profession, and the Future, which was read at a plenary session of the national conferences of The College Music Society and the American Musicological Society, in Washington, D.C., on November 6,…
Recent years have seen the expansion of educational and vocational opportunities for the physically disabled person. Architectural and legal barriers to the handicapped are being removed, and technological advancements are resulting in remarkable developments in the field of compensatory equipment. The young blind musician is among those to profit by…
During the last decade the Educational Commission of the States has sponsored an ongoing project entitled "The National Assessment of Educational Progress."1 Developed in collaboration with the National Center for Educational Statistics of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and carried out with additional funds from the Carnegie Corporation…
Institutions of higher education are not only beset with budget problems affecting our arts faculties and curricula in general, but we face still another condition of financial exigency. Victims of our own success in establishing a home for the performing arts on our campuses, we now must find ongoing ways…
The materials and conclusions of this article1 are based upon many years of practice and experimentation on violins strung as they had been before 1920, with E, A, and D strings of pure gut and conventional G string overspun with silver wire. The bows have been the type in common…
It may seem perverse to begin a report like this with one negative, let alone two, but experience has shown that it is wise to correct from the start two common misapprehensions about the Toscanini Memorial Archives. First, the Toscanini Memorial Archives are not in any way connected with the…
College music instructors face an ongoing challenge to provide their students with experiences that will lead to growth in musicianship. An effective means to achieve this growth is through ensemble performance. Such active music making with others is of inestimable value for students who aspire to refine their musical skills.…
This article was originally delivered as part of a unified group of papers entitled Music Theory: The Art, the Profession, and the Future, which was read at a plenary session of the national conferences of The College Music Society and the American Musicological Society, in Washington, D.C., on November 6,…
THE COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY, as part of its continuing effort to support all areas of music in higher education, has been a member of the International Society for Music Education for several years. As such, it joins a distinguished group of societies, institutions, and professional musicians around the world. To…