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Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project: Interview with Sondra Wieland Howe
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sondra Wieland Howe is an independent piano teacher in Wayzata, Minnesota. She taught Suzuki strings in the summer school program of the Wayzata public schools from 1976 to 1982, and her three children (Deborah, Philip, and Stephen) studied in the Wayzata Suzuki program in the 1970s and 1980s. Dr. Howe has four degrees in music: A.B. from Wellesley College, A.M.T. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an M.A.and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She is an independent scholar and publishes articles in academic journals on the history of music education and women in music. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Sondra Wieland Howe is able to discuss the Wayzata elementary string program as a parent, since her three children began string study in kindergarten and continued for many years, and from the perspective of a well-experienced music educator and researcher. She begins by describing her family during the years of participation in Wayzata strings, the importance of music to her generational family, the impact of the Wayzata program upon her young family and the ongoing influence now. Dr. Howe continues by describing her summers as a teacher in the Wayzata program, her lifelong involvement in various phases of music education and her research. She presents a picture of the program during the seventies until the mid-eighties, offers comments about the value of music education, specifically Suzuki-based, and the importance of music curricula in the schools.
1.5 hours sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
00:42:38 running time
Interviewer: Weber, Lynne
Interviewee: Howe, Sondra Wieland
Made in: Orono, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 109 (Library Call Number)
AV2007.12.16 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project'