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Frances M. Andrews Papers


Frances M. Andrews Papers
Andrews, Frances M.
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Frances M. Andrews was an influential force in the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), later known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), steering the Goals and Objectives Project and then serving the 1970-72 term as MENCs president. Her career began in the school systems of her native Pennsylvania, where she worked as a clinician, instrumental and choral music director, and also as a supervisor in the 1930s. In 1948 she earned a doctorate from Penn. State with a dissertation entitled, The Development of a Rehearsal Technique for a Secondary School Choral Group Based on the Use of the Magnetic Tape Recording Machine as a Tool for the Choral Director, and soon joined the faculty, eventually becoming head of the music education department. She published many articles and other texts on music education and was a member of the editorial boards of the Music Educators Journal and the Journal of Research in Music Education. In addition to serving as a regional and national officer of MENC, Andrews was a member of the NEA, American Educational Research Association, Mu Phi Epsilon, and the American Association of University Professors. The collection contains writings, materials concerning the Goals and Objectives Project, and materials regarding MENC Convention for Atlanta in 1972.

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