History of Music Education

By hlsmith
  • 400

    First Roman Schola Cantorum is created

  • 400


    Antiquity muiscal time period
  • Jan 1, 1040

    Shinichi Suzuki Methods in Japan

    All children have the ability and talent to learn music if they were taught well by loving parents and teachers. Proves that children can accomplish great things. Improved children's musical abilities along with morals.
  • Jan 1, 1400


    Reinassance musical time period
  • Baroque

    Baroque musical time period
  • Boston Bay Settlement

  • First Public School

    Boston Latin School established
  • First University (Harvard)

  • Bay Psalm Book

    Printed with no music
  • Growth of Instrument Business

  • Dulcian is developed

    The 16th century instrument was known by a variety of names - curtal or curtail (English), basson or fagot (French), dulcian or fagott (German), fagotto (Italian), and bajon (Spanish). This ancestor of the bassoon, which was also played with a double reed, was fashioned out of a single piece of wood rather than the four separate sections common to today's bassoon.
  • First Singing School for Adults

  • 3-key Bassoon

    three-key model played during the time of Mozart
  • New Instruments

    Instruments arrive from London -- Flutes, Haut-boys, Flageolets, Bass-viols, Violins, Bows, Strings, Reeds for Haut-boys, books of instruction, and books of ruled paper
  • Songbooks with Musical Notation

  • 6-key bassoon

    six keys during Hayden's time
  • Classical

    Classical musical time period
  • "Emil"

    Jean Jasque Rousseau writes "Emil" noting that children learn differently than adults
  • Curtal develops into 4 pieces

    In the early 17th century, the curtal came in six sizes ranging in length from as short as 15" to as long as 4' 9". It was the French who later in that same century transformed the one-piece bass curtal into the four-piece instrument.
  • "The Easy Instructor"

    published with shape notation
  • Lowell Mason

    "Father of Public School Music Teaching"
  • Romantic

    Romantic musical time period
  • Singing School of Children

    Founded by Lowell Mason
  • Boston Academy of Music

    Founded by Lowell Mason with George James Webb
  • Manual of the Boston Academy of Music

    Published by Lowell Mason
  • Free Singing Classes in Public Schools

    With three assistants, Mason approached the Boston schools board and offered free singing classes in the public schools.
  • Music Declared Regular Subject

    Music is declared a regular subject and Mason and his assistants are hired as teachers
  • Mason is Superintendent

    Mason is named the superintendent of music in the Boston School System
  • 2 Schools of Bassoon

    Two schools of bassoon-making arose in the 1880s: the French school under Buffet and the German school under Heckel. Each had it own solutions to tone production, fingering and intonation.
  • Crane School for Music is Founded

    One of teh first American institutions to have programs aimed at training public school music teachers. This greatly improved the skills of music teachers and proved that music teachers should receive a high level of training because only then are they quality music teachers
  • Expansion of Repertoire

    major solo and orchestral music was written for the bassoon elevating it's importance in the orchestra and it began to break away from just playing the continuo part.
  • Contemporary

    Contemporary musical time period
  • MENC

    Music Eduactors National Conference
  • MSNC

    Music Supervisors National Conference, develops into MENC - Outgrowth led by Philip Haydn from Iowa
  • "Music Teachers Bulletin"

    First music educators journal
  • International Society for Music Education

    Purpose was to stimulate music education as an integral part of general education. Believes that every individual has a right to music education
  • ASTA

    The American String Teachers Association was formed in order to return orchestras to schools (bands were increasingly popular, due in part to their high level of visibility in film.)
  • "Sputnik"

    Space-Race -- increase all education in the United States.
  • Yale Symposium

    Music Education is criticized
  • Manhattanville Project

    Develops sequential music program with an emphasis on learnign through performance
  • National Endowment for the Arts

    "Dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans, and providing leadership in arts education
  • Elementary Secondary Education Act

    This program allowed for workshops and visiting lecturers in the arts. Many poor schools were able to purchase much needed equipment.
  • Tanglewood Symposium

    Response to Yale Symposium which results in musicl requirements in education
  • Tanglewood Symposium

    This symposium was a reaction to the cuts in music education at the time. It addressed issues of youth and urban education, and considered the topic of music in special education.
  • Education Act for Handicapped Students

    Paves the way for music therapy
  • National Standards for Music Education

  • Medieval

    Medieval musical time period