Music Education History

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Music History Quizzes & Trivia

A self-check for knowledge about the history of music education in the U. S.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Public speaking was included in the Seven Liberal Arts of ancient Greece.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What was the original name of the Music Educators National Conference?
    • A. 

      Music Teacher's National Association

    • B. 

      American Music Conference

    • C. 

      American Music Foundation

    • D. 

      Music Supervisor's National Conference

  • 3. 
    Today's system of rating music videos could most likely trace it's roots to the...
    • A. 

      Geneva convention

    • B. 

      No Child Left Behind legislation

    • C. 

      Work of B.F. Skinner

    • D. 

      Greek doctrine of ethos

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following was a major impact of World War II on music education in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      School fundraising was outlawed

    • B. 

      High schools were limited to a 5 period day

    • C. 

      Teachers were required by law to include patriotic music at all concerts

    • D. 

      Music of German composers was banned

    • E. 

      Regular elementary classroom teachers assumed responsibility for music teaching

  • 5. 
    According to your textbook, who was the first music educator to utilize the theory of "sound before sign?"
    • A. 

      Hans Nageli

    • B. 

      William Woodbridge

    • C. 

      Lowell Mason

    • D. 

      Johann Pestalozzi

  • 6. 
    The first public school music teacher in the U.S. received a salary of $42 during his first year at Hawes Elementary School in 1837-1838.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Who was the individual responsible for bringing group instruction in instrumental music to the U.S.?
    • A. 

      William Woodbridge

    • B. 

      John Philip Sousa

    • C. 

      Charles Farnsworth

    • D. 

      Will Earhart

  • 8. 
    Until 1907, what group was considered the official national organization for music teachers?
    • A. 

      Music supervisors national conference (MSNC)

    • B. 

      Music teachers national association (MTNA)

    • C. 

      American Educators Association (AEA)

    • D. 

      National Education Association (NEA)

  • 9. 
    The Yale Seminar, held in 1963 included how many music educators?
    • A. 

      More than 50

    • B. 

      More than 20 but less than 50

    • C. 

      More than 10 but less than 20

    • D. 

      Very few

    • E. 

      None

  • 10. 
    During the 1800s and early 1900s, what institution was responsible for teacher training in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Normal schools

    • B. 

      Private schools

    • C. 

      High Schools

    • D. 

      Special Academies