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ISME Website History Standing Committee IHME Homepage SOME NOTABLE NINETEENTH CENTURY MUSIC EDUCATORS  Aside from pioneer music educators such as Glover, Mainzer, Waite, Hullah and Curwen who developed methods of teaching music during the nineteenth century, there were many music educators who promoted these methods and their own variants in school, church and community settings. The following music educators are notable for contributing not only to the dissemination of music teaching methods but also for promoting music in its various forms -- vocal, instrumental and class (or general) music -- in schools and teacher training institutions.  A list and brief biography of notable music educators, many from the United States of America, is at the Wikiwand (an interface for Wikipedia articles) “Music Education” website. There is also a brief history of the develoopment of music education in various continents and specific countries.    Another useful list of notable nineteenth- and twentieth-century music educators from the United States of America and materials relating to their professional careers is at the University of Maryland’s Special Collections in Performating Arts website:              Please send any suggestions for additional entries for this listing of notable nineteenth-century music educators to the editor/compilter of the International History of Music Education website at     William Billings (1746-1800) - United States of America  - coming soon    Lowell Mason (1792-1872) - United States of America  - coming soon    Luther Whiting Mason (1818-1896) - United States of America & Japan                                                                                                - coming soon   Emily S. Patton (1831-1912) - Australia, Japan and China    Theodore F. Seward (1835-1902) - United States of America  - coming soon    Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) - United Kingdom  - coming soon    Samuel McBurney (1847-1911) - Australia    Isawa Shuji (1851-1917) - Japan  - coming soon    Sir Arthur Sommervell (1863-1937) - United Kingdom  - coming soon    Stewart MacPherson (1865-1941) - United Kingdom  - coming soon ISME Website History Standing Committee IHME Homepage Copyright © 2014 History Standing Committee, International Society for Music Education (ISME)
Music  education historians George Heller and Bruce Wilson have pointed out that biography can be a source of inspiration and motivation for contemporary music educators: “biography serves not only to provide worthy models, but also to cast notables of the past in accurate, life-like (and therefore replicable) human models of behaviour”. G. N. Heller & B. D. Wilson, “Historical Research in Music Education: A Prolegomenon”, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, no. 69 (1982), pp. 1–20.