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Harold Abeles

Harold Abeles

Tenure at the School of Music: 1975-1982

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Harold Abeles received his bachelor (1966) and master (1968) degrees in music education from the University of Connecticut. In 1971 he earned a doctoral degree in education from the University of Maryland. Abeles spent a brief time as assistant professor of education at Oklahoma State University before arriving at the University of North Carolina School of Music in 1972, where he served on the faculty as assistant professor of music education. In 1975 Abeles was appointed associate professor of music education at Indiana University. During his time at Indiana University, Abeles made numerous contributions to music education literature and earned a multitude of research grants. Abeles was the acting director of graduate studies in music education (1976-1978) and served as coordinator of the Music Education Resource Library (1976-1979). Abeles was also the founding editor of The Music Researchers Exchange (1974-2001), an international newsletter focusing on research in music education, acoustics, and the psychology of music. In 1982, Abeles moved to New York where he is currently a professor of music and music education and co-director of the Center for Arts Education Research at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Harold Abeles, e-mail message to author, July 17, 2007

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Abeles, Harold F. An Application of the Facet-Factorial Approach to Scale Construction in the Development of Rating Scale for Clarinet Music Performance. Ph.D. Diss. University of Maryland, 1971.

The Effects of Pre-Recorded Aural Models on Performance in Practice Situations. Thesis (M.A.), University of Connecticut, 1968.

with Charles R. Hoffer, and Robert H. Klotman. Foundations of Music Education, 2nd edition. New York: Schirmer Books, 1994.

“The Influence of Gender in the Training of Instrumental Musicians” in Contributions to Symposium/80: The Bowling Green State University Symposium on Music Teaching and Research. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University, 1980.

“Responses to Music” in Handbook of Music Psychology edited by Donald A. Hodges. Lawrence, Kan.: National Association of Music Therapy, 1980.

with Susan Yank Porter. “The Sex-Stereotyping of Musical Instruments” in Music Education Research: An Anthology from the Journal of Research in Music Education. Reston, VA: Music Educators National Conference, 1998.

“Student Perceptions of Characteristics of Effective Applied Music Instructors” in A Cross-Section of Research in Music Education edited by Stephen H. Barnes. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1982.

“Studies of Verbal Descriptors of Timbre” in Psychology and Acoustics of Music: A Collection of Papers, edited by Edward P. Asmus Jr. Lawrence, Kan.: University of Kansas, Division of Continuing Education, Conference and Centers, [1978].

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