Jordan D. "Chick" Chavis Jr.: His Legacy and Role in the Implementation of Instrumental Music Education in the Nashville African American Community

Michael L Burrage, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this historical research is to investigate the life and legacy of Jordan D. Chavis Jr.'s career and contributions to music education as a musician, bandleader, band director, and music educator in Nashville, Tennessee. Chavis was the first black instrumental music teacher in the Nashville Public Schools and is recognized for organizing instrumental music programs in black schools. This paper will underscore the importance of historical research regarding African American Music Education contributions.^

Subject Area

African American Studies|History, Black|Education, History of|Education, Music

Recommended Citation

Michael L Burrage, "Jordan D. "Chick" Chavis Jr.: His Legacy and Role in the Implementation of Instrumental Music Education in the Nashville African American Community" (2013). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1547302.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI1547302

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