Significant Events In Music Education

Timeline created by berrones
In Music
  • 1350

    Incan Empire

    Incan Empire
    First Roots of Structured Music Education
  • 1523

    Education for the Aztec Tribal Chieftan Kindred

    Education for the Aztec Tribal Chieftan Kindred
    Cortez initiated a call to action to educate Aztecs. Pedro de Gante established a school in Vera Cruz. Playing instruments and copying were introduced.
  • French Schools Were Added Starting in the Late 1500's

    French Schools Were Added Starting in the Late 1500's
    Music of John Dowland and William Byrd In This Era
  • Colonial America

    Colonial America
    Singing in the Churches was Documented
  • Music in the Curriculum

    Music in the Curriculum
    German settlements in now modern day Pennsylvania with schools emphasizing sacred and secular music
  • 1st American Music Textbook

    1st American Music Textbook
    Reverend John Tufts "An Introduction to the Singing of Psalm Tunes"
  • Singing Schoolmaster William Billings

    Singing Schoolmaster William Billings
    1st significant American born composer. Wrote "Chester" a patriotic song in relation to the Revolutionary War.
  • From "Band of Musick" to Town Bands

    From "Band of Musick" to Town Bands
    Pre-Revolutionary War small military unit bands. Post War, termed "Town Bands" which doubled in size.
  • "Music in the Schools" United States

    "Music in the Schools" United States
    The American Frontier was expanding. Lowell Mason instituted "singing schools" in the Boston Schools. This is the official first beginnings.
  • Two Important Publications

    Two Important Publications
    Mason's "Manual of the Boston Academy" and Luther Whiting Mason's "National Music Course." Became the standard until 1925.
  • John Philip Sousa

    John Philip Sousa
    Sousa started the band movement in America. He started with the US Marine Band and then created his own ensemble who he took on tour. His popularity influenced the development of school bands, community and professional bands.
  • World War I

    World War I
    The war maintained the survival of bands. Music was used for patriotic purposes.
  • Progressive Education Movement

    Progressive Education Movement
    Inclusion of Orchestras and Bands in the Classroom
  • World War II and Aftermath

    World War II and Aftermath
    The war caused strains on Music Education. The efforts of instrumental music teachers created a resurge. Igor Stravinsky was a composer in this era.
  • Young Composers Project

    Young Composers Project
    Was to familiarize music educators and their students with modern music (20th Century). Composers were put in schools as composers-in-residence.
  • Major MENC Contribution

    Major MENC Contribution
    Along with the Berskshire Music Center, Boston University and the Theodore Presser Foundation Grant the Tanglewood Symposium was organized. Profound discourse on Music Education.
  • National Commission on Excellence in Education

    National Commission on Excellence in Education
    "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform" was a reform that questioned education parameters and almost jeopardized the state of music in the schools.
  • Charles Fowler

    Charles Fowler
    Fowler made a profound impact on keeping music at an appropriate metric through "reform and reflection." His ideologies hold true today.