Below are some historical articles about the Music Memory program.


Did Music Memory "save" America?


Journal of Education - 1918

Reference to the first Music Memory Contest held in NYC - for high school students.


Looking About - Dallas - 1920 

High praise given to the 1920 Dallas Music Supervisor - "Each year there is a Music Memory contest such as is nowhere else so far as we learn." High School students studied 50 music selections! 


MENC - 1920 

The association produced a "Book of Proceedings" which was sold to give the details of the Music Memory Contest.


Music in Education - 1921 

Article detailing how the National Federation of Music Clubs was involved with early Music Memory programs.


Music Memory Contest - 1925 

Very specific advice from 1925 about how to select the music and run a Music Memory Contest.