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.
|School:||The Florida State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 72/08, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Music, Music education, Performing Arts, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Band, Conducting, Conductor, Croft, James Edwin, Oshkosh|
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