Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project: Interview with Sondra Wieland Howe
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Description 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.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
18 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:42:38 running time
Creation Interviewer: Weber, Lynne
Interviewee: Howe, Sondra Wieland
Made in Orono, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Orono, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 06/08/2001
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 109
Accession Number AV2007.12.16
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project'

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