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Dr. Edwin Gordon Archive

Dissertations

Over one hundred documents, many with inscriptions or dedications to Dr. Gordon. Most of the dissertations were supervised by him at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Temple University, or the University of Iowa, but many others, completed at various institutions, are based on his work. The collection includes several of Dr. Gordon's book manuscripts and over twenty of his papers, along with his Ph.D. dissertation. Samples of the opening pages of each thesis and dissertation are available in pdf format.

Alvarez, Manuel. The Effects of Classifying, Sequencing, and Coding on the Identification of Harmonic Functions. Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1980. Inscribed by the author: "To Ed Gordon, my advisor, teacher, and friend. The finest music educator I have ever met. Warmest regards, Manny." Bound.
Belczyk, Mark Edward. “Using Music Aptitude and Timbre Preference Test Results to Predict Performance Achievement Among Beginning Band Students.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1992. Unbound. View this item.
Belmondo, Daniel J. “A Study of the Effectiveness of Partial Synthesis as a Readiness for Tonal Music Reading.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1986. Unbound. View this item.
Blesedell, Darla S. “A Study of the Effects of Two Types of Movement Instruction on the Rhythm Achievement and Developmental Rhythm Aptitude of Preschool Children.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1991. Unbound View this item.
Bolton, Beth M. “An Investigation of Same and Different as Manifested in the Developmental Music Aptitude of Students in First, Second, and Third Grades.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1995. Unbound. View this item.
Bower, Libbie B. A Factor Analysis of Music Tests. Ph.D. diss., The Catholic University of America, 1945. Bound.
Braga, Federica. Una teoria dell'apprendimento musicale per bambini da zero a sei anni. Thesis, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, 2001. Inscribed by the author: "Milan, 29 January 2002. Dear Edwin, here is my thesis. Sorry for being a little late. I truly hope you'll like it! Go to the first lines of page 3 . . . [which read, "To Edwin and Andrea, you are changing my life, thanks a lot for your job and your dreams. I've learned so much from you . . ."] A big and very special thanks. Yours sincerely, Federica." Bound.
Brown, Merrill Edwin. An Investigation of the Optimum Length of Musical Aptitude Profile Subtests. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1967. Bound.
Caspurro, Maria Helena Ribeiro da Silva. Efeitos da aprendizagem da audiação da sintaxe harmónica no desenvolvimento da improvisação. D.M.Ed. diss., Universidade de Aveiro, 2005. Includes the author's curriculum vitae. Bound.
Cernohorsky, Nadine C. “A Study of the Effects of Movement Instruction Adapted from the Theories of Rudolf Von Laban Upon the Rhythm Performance and Developmental Rhythm Aptitude of Elementary School Children.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1991. Unbound. View this item.
De Yarman, Robert Michael. "An Experimental Analysis of the Development of Rhythmic and Tonal Capabilities of Kindergarten and First Grade Children. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. Inscribed by the author: To Ed Gordon. Knowing you has made my life full of many rich and rewarding experiences, both professionally and personally. I am proud and extremely grateful to be able to call you a friend, my closest and most important. Bob De Yarman." Bound.
DiBlassio, Richard Vincent. “An Experimental Study of the Development of Tonal and Rhythmic Capabilities of First Grade Children.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1984. Unbound. View this item.
Diroma, Annamaria. l'Apprendimento musicale nei primi tre anni di vita del bambino. Un contributo teorico/metodologico: La music learning theory di E. E. Gordon. Thesis, Universitá degli Studi di Bologna, 2006. Includes thesis abstract in English and email to Gordon from the author. Bound.
Dittemore, Edgar Erwin. An Investigation of Some Musical Capabilities of Elementary School Students. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1968. Unbound.
Feierabend, John Martin. “The Effects of Specific Tonal Pattern Training on Singing and Aural Discrimination Abilities of First Grade Children.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1983. Unbound. View this item.
Ferrell, John Woodring. “A Validity Investigation of the Drake Musical Aptitude Tests.” PhD. diss., The University of Iowa, 1961. Unbound. View this item.
Fosha, R. Leon. A Study of the Concurrent Validity of the Musical Aptitude Profile. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1964. Unbound.
Fullen, David L. “An Investigation of the Validity of the Advanced Measures of Music Audiation with Junior and Senior High School Students.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1992. Unbound View this item.
Gambetta, Charles L. "Conducting Outside the Box: Creating a Fresh Approach to Conducting Gesture Through the Principles of Laban Movement Analysis.” D.M.A. diss., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005. Includes e-mail to Gordon from the author. Bound. View this item.
Gamble, Denise K. “A Study of the Effects of Two Types of Tonal Pattern Instruction on the Audiational and Performance Skills of First-Year Clarinet Students.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1988. Unbound. View this item.
Gerhardstein, Ronald C. Edwin E. Gordon: A Biographical and Historical Account of an American Music Educator and Researcher. Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 2001. Includes dissertation proposal and letter to Gordon from the author. Bound.
Gileno, Sister Jean Anthony. “An Investigation of Differences in Musical Achievement Between Neurologically Impaired Children and Normal Children.” Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 1986. Unbound. View this item.
Gordon, Edwin E. A Study to Determine the Effects of Training and Practice on Drake Musical Aptitude Test Scores. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1958. Bound and unbound, Gordon.
Gouzouasis, Peter. “An Investigation of the Comparative Effects of Two Tonal Pattern Systems and Two Rhythm Pattern Systems for Learning to Play the Guitar.” Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 1990. Unbound. View this item.
Hale, Maria Runfola. An Experimental Study of the Comparative Effectiveness of Harmonic and Melodic Accompaniment in Singing as It Relates to the Development of a Sense of Tonality. Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976. Inscribed by the author: "Ed, There is no way to express my appreciation for all you have done for me. Please accept a simple THANK YOU--without promises--just hopes that I may continue to ask my 'famous questions' which confuse you just enough to 'think' of an answer. Me." Bound.
Heller, Jack J. The Effects of Formal Music Training on the Wing Musical Intelligence Scores. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1962. Bound.
Hicks, Wendy K. “An Investigation of the Initial Stages of Preparatory Audiation.” Ph.D. diss., Temple University , 1993. Unbound. View this item.
Holahan, John Michael. “The Effects of Four Conditions of Same and Different Instruction on the Developmental Music Aptitudes of Kindergarten Children Receiving Tonal Pattern Training.” Ph.D. diss., Temple Universtiy, 1983. Unbound. View this item.
Jarjisian, Catherine S. The Effects of Pentatonic and/or Diatonic Pitch Pattern Instruction on the Rote-Singing Achievement of Young Children. D.M.A. diss. Temple University, 1981. Inscribed by the author: "Dr. Gordon, Thank you for being willing to 'take the chance' on me. I look forward to our continued association and friendship. As always--Kitty." Unbound
Jessup, Linda Lee. “The Comparative Effects of Indirect and Direct Music Teaching Upon the Developmental Music Aptitude and Music Achievement of Early Primary Grade Students.” Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 1984. Unbound. View this item.
Jordan, James Mark. “The Effects of Informal Movement Instruction Derived from the Theories of Rudolf von Laban upon the Rhythm Performance and Discrimination of High School Students.” Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 1985. Unbound. View this item.
Kane, Maryanne J. “The Effects of Teacher Training Upon the Developmental Music Aptitude and Music Achievement of Kindergarten Students.” Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 1994. View this item.
Levinowitz, Lili. “An Experimental Study of the Comparative Effects of Singing Songs With and Without Words on Children in Kindergarten and First Grade.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1988. View this item.
Lombardo, Ricardo. “Análisis y aplicación de la teoría de Laban y del movimeinto creativo en la dirección de conjuntos instrumentals en la formación del maestro o educación.” Masters tesis, Universidad de Villadolid, 2012. English translation of the title:” The Analysis of Movement and Conducting in the training of Music Teachers of Primary Schools.” Provided by the author. View this item.
McCrystal, Richard T. “A Validity Study of the Advanced Measures of Music Audiation Among Undergraduate College Music Majors.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1995. Unbound. View this item.
Miller, Philip Hall. An Experimental Analysis of the Development of Tonal Capabilities of First Grade Children. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. Unbound.
Mohatt, James L. A Study of the Validity of the Iowa Tests of Music Literacy. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. Unbound.
Pfieffer, David Grant. “An Investigation of Sonification as an Instructional Variable to Improve Understanding of Complex Environments.” Ph.D. diss., University of Minnesota, n.d. Bound. View this item.
Rainbow, Edward L. A Pilot Study to Investigate Constructs of Musical Aptitude. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1963. Bound.
Reynolds, Alison Mist. “An Investigation of Movement Responses Performed by Children 18 Months to Three Years of Age and Their Caregivers to Rhythm Chants in Duple and Triple Meters.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1994. Unbound. View this item.
Rho, Joohee. Development of an Early Childhood Music Curriculum for South Korean Children. Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 2004. Bound.
Rowe, Patsy Baxter. “An Investigation of the Relationship of Rhythm Achievement in African-Derived Music Performance to the Rhythm Aptitude and Overall Rhythm Achievement of Fourth Grade Students.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1993. Unbound. View this item.
Saunders, Thomas Clark. “The Relationship Between Young Children’s Ability to Recognize Their Own Voices and to Sing Tonal Patterns and to Chant Rhythm Patterns.” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1985. View this item.
Schleuter, Stanley L. An Investigation of the Interrelation of Personality Traits, Musical Aptitude and Musical Achievement. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. Unbound.
Schoenoff, Arthur William. An Investigation of the Comparability of American and German Norms for the Musical Aptitude Profile. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1972. Unbound.
Stockton, James Larry. An Experimental Study of Two Approaches to the Development of Aural Meter Discrimination Among Students in a College Introductory Music Class. D.M.A. diss., Temple University, 1982. Inscribed by the author: "Dr. Gordon, Thanks so very much for all your time, expertise, and concern. Your guidance and friendship have made a difficult task enjoyable and very rewarding. I look forward to our continued association. Sincerely, Larry." Unbound.
Swindell, Warren C. An Investigation of the Adequacy of the Content and Difficulty Levels of the Iowa Tests of Music Literacy. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1970. Inscribed by the author: "Dear Dr. Gordon, In addition to the numerous pitfalls which you skillfully helped me avoid while undertaking this study, I learned another lesson, a most valuable lesson: one should rely more on subjective interpersonal relationships rather than the evaluation of a third person when making value judgments concerning human beings. Upon entering Iowa, several students emphatically advised me to 'stay away from Gordon.' Had I followed that advice, it would have been one of the most crucial mistakes in my 35 years. Ironically, you have helped me as much as any professor or teacher throughout my academic career. I appreciate your help and personal interest. Sincerely, Warren. 8/6/70." Unbound.
Taggart, Cynthia Crump. “An Investigation of the Hierarchical Nature of the Stages of Tonal Audiation .” PhD. diss., Temple University, 1989. Unbound. View this item.
Tarrell, Vernon V. An Investigation of the Validity of the Gordon Musical Aptitude Profile. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1964. Unbound.
Taylor, Frederick Jerome. The Development and Evaluation of a Black Music Course of Study Designed for Junior High Students. D.M.A. diss., Temple University, n.d. Unbound.
Thayer, Robert W. An Investigation of the Interrelation of Personality Traits, Musical Achievement, and Different Measures of Musical Aptitude. Ph.D. diss., University of Iowa, 1971. Inscription by the author enclosed: "Without your persistence and continued encouragement I would never have either started or finished! Thank you, Bob." Bound.
Weaver, Sally Clark. An Investigation of the Relationship Between Preferences for Natural and Synthesized Timbres. Ph.D. diss., Temple University, 1987. Unbound.
Woodruff, Louis C. A Predictive Validity Study of the Primary Measures of Music Audiation. D.M.A. diss., Temple University, 1983. Unbound.