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Life and Career of James Edwin Croft

Title: The Life and Career of James Edwin Croft.
Name(s): Mills, Alan W., author
Dunnigan, Patrick, professor directing dissertation
Jiménez, Alexander, outside committee member
Clary, Richard, committee member
Fenton, Kevin A., committee member
Madsen, Clifford K., committee member
College of Music, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examines both the personal life and professional career of James Edwin Croft, Director of Bands, Emeritus, The Florida State University. Croft established himself as a distinguished conductor and a champion of wind band music throughout a career marked by over fifty years of service to music performance and music education. This is supported by Croft's ability to establish notable wind band programs both at the public school and university levels, numerous publications authored by and written about him, an abundance of commissioned and premiered works for wind band, extensive national and international invited guest conducting and clinician appearances, and distinctions bestowed upon him by his peers. The purpose of this study is to establish a document that chronicles the life and accomplishments of James Edwin Croft so that future educators may come to better understand his influence on the music education and wind band fields.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2402 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation Submitted to the College of Music in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: July 22, 2010.
Keywords: Oshkosh, Traer, Fennell, Ticheli, W.A.S.B.E., Tri-State, WASBE, tri state, Prism, Festival of Winds, Hunsberger, watch the conductor, stop the band, Florida State University, University of South Florida, Jarrett, Paynter, C.B.D.N.A., CBDNA
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Patrick Dunnigan, Professor Directing Dissertation; Alexander Jiménez, Outside Committee Member; Richard Clary, Committee Member; Kevin A. Fenton, Committee Member; Clifford K. Madsen, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Music
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Owner Institution: FSU

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