Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

James Chambers: His life, career, and pedagogy
by Craig, Genevieve Leigh, D.M.A., The University of Oklahoma, 2011, 222; 3488274
Abstract (Summary)

This study documents the life, career, and pedagogy of James Chambers. James Chambers (1920–1989) performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. He taught horn on the faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School. The style of teaching he espoused developed in Leipzig, Germany with Friedrich Gumpert. Chambers assimilated this style from Gumpert's protégé Anton Horner at the Curtis Institute of Music. Many of Chambers' students have established fruitful careers as performers and university teachers across the United States. Former students continue to pass his legacy to others, thus keeping the lineage of this distinctive performance aesthetic and pedagogy intact from its beginnings in Leipzig.

This document includes appendices consisting of interviews, radio broadcasts, and an impromptu question and answer session with James Chambers from the 1970 International Horn Symposium at Florida State University that have not been published. Also available are transcripts of interviews with some of Chambers' former students and family members.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Matlick, Eldon
Commitee: Beasley, William, Conlon, Paula, Sievers, Karl, Wakefield, William
School: The University of Oklahoma
Department: School of Music
School Location: United States -- Oklahoma
Source: DAI-A 73/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Biographies, Music, Education history, Music education
Keywords: Chambers, James, French horn, Gumpert, Friedrich, Horn, Horner, Anton, Juilliard, New York Philharmonic
Publication Number: 3488274
ISBN: 9781267081599
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