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Jere T. Humphreys: Selected Works in Music and Music Education


This collection consists of articles, papers, keynote and other major speeches, reviews, and responses, mostly related to music education, but some to arts education and arts business, in some cases with reference to emerging countries. A number of these items appeared in difficult-to-access publications such as foreign journals and foreign and domestic proceedings. A few are translations of English-language articles that appeared in foreign language journals, and a few others are in English with accompanying foreign language abstracts.


Date Range
1979 2016


This paper is the author's acceptance speech for the MENC Senior Researcher Award.

Contributors
Humphreys, Jere T.
Created Date
2006-10

The purpose of this study was to examine the professional contributions of Alice Carey Inskeep (1875-1942), who contributed significantly to music education through her positive and effective teaching, supervising, community service, and leadership in music education. Inskeep was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, and taught for five years in that city's school system after graduating from high school. She served as music supervisor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for most of the remainder of her career, when she provided progressive leadership to the schools and community. She was one of three people appointed to plan the initial meeting in Keokuk, Iowa, for ...

Contributors
Gordon, Debra Gordon, Heller, George N., Humphreys, Jere T., et al.
Created Date
2007-07

The purpose of this study was to examine selected characteristics of the editorial committee of the Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME) during the publication's first 40 years (1953-1992). Findings include: (1) the appointment of women to the committee increased significantly by decade but lagged behind female researcher productively in music education; (2) committee members received their doctorates from and were affiliated with a relatively large number of colleges and universities; (3) generally, geographical distribution of the doctoral-degree-granting and affiliated institutions was proportionate to regional populations; (4) committee members' rate of publication in the JRME before appointment increased significantly ...

Contributors
Humphreys, Jere T., Stauffer, Sandra L.
Created Date
2000-04

Compared to the relatively steady spread of vocal music instruction, instrumental music was slow to take its place in the school curriculum. Orchestras, based on community models, and bands, based on military band models, entered the schools in mass beginning in the first decades of the twentieth century. By the beginning of World War II, spurred on by instrument manufacturers, contests, and athletics, bands were found in most American high schools and orchestras were in many schools as well, mainly in larger cities.

Contributors
Humphreys, Jere T.
Created Date
1989-07

This article describes applications of the movement toward standardization of content and efficiency in delivery in American education during the Progressive era in the field of music education.

Contributors
Humphreys, Jere T.
Created Date
1988-01

A bibliography of the earliest theses and dissertations related to music education produced in the United States.

Contributors
Humphreys, Jere T.
Created Date
1989-01

There are two types of change in music education: widespread, systemic change that we will call paradigmatic; and smaller changes resulting from the day-to-day work of music educators, or praxial changes after the Greek word praxis. Some music educators confuse the two types of change and their causes, and beseech the profession to bring about system-wide paradigmatic change. In so doing, they are insisting on the profession doing the impossible, as individuals and as a collective. The calling for and then failure to achieve unattainable goals is a part of our heritage that stretches back to the days of colonial ...

Contributors
Humphreys, Jere T.
Created Date
2013

The purpose of this study was to examine the classroom observation ability of pre-service music teachers in Greece (N = 62). Two groups of undergraduates, one near the beginning and one near the end of a two-year course sequence in teaching methods that included in-class and in-school training in observation ("juniors" and "seniors," respectively), observed videotapes of one elementary (4th grade) and one secondary (8th grade) general music class, each being taught by its own expert music teacher. Subjects wrote comments that judges classified into subcategories within overall categories of lesson, teacher, and students. Results largely confirmed those of previous ...

Contributors
Androutsos, Polyvios, Humphreys, Jere T.
Created Date
2010-02

The purposes of this study were to examine relationships between three listener characteristics (college major, sex, school music performance experience) and college students' (N = 300) attitudes toward nine types and styles of music. Significant differences (p < .05) were found in favor of music majors (n = 100) toward classical and contemporary classical music, and in favor of non-music majors (n = 200) toward rock music. Females expressed significantly more favorable attitudes than males toward country and spiritual music. Rap received significantly higher ratings from male music majors than from female music majors, and music major and non-music major ...

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Buzarovski, Dimitrije, Humphreys, Jere T., Wells, Barrie
Created Date
1995/1996

The first part of this paper provides an overview of some important historic theories of education and their influences on music education. The second part deals with two specific theories related to music education, both from the late twentieth century. The paper presents some insights into the effects of these theories on the practice of music education (praxis). The important historic theories of education with implications for education and music education discussed in this paper are: (1) Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, published in 1759; (2) Jean Jacques Rousseau's concepts of childhood, published in 1762; (3) Henrich Pestalozzi's theory on ...

Contributors
Humphreys, Jere T.
Created Date
2002