Women Music Educators In The United States: A History. By Dr. Sandra Wieland Howe

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Dr. Sandra Wieland Howe


Women Music Educators is a comprehensive narrative of women teaching music in the United States from colonial days until the end of the twentieth century. Traditional accounts of the history of music education have often neglected the contributions of women, because these texts have emphasized bands and the top leaders in hierarchical music organizations. When music education is defined broadly, the contributions of many forgotten women are revealed. Women taught in many settings: the home, community, churches, public schools, and teacher-training institutions. Women were music educators as writers, patrons, and through their volunteer work in organizations. Their stories are found in articles, dissertations, and books from the fields of musicology, education, and social history.

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