Includes vita and abstract. --- Thesis (Ph.D)--University of Rochester, 1997.
Recognized as one of the great musicians of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein distinguished himself as an eclectic, talented, and highly productive artist. As a teacher of music appreciation, awareness, and listening, he appeared in numerous televised concerts and programs, films, and disc recordings, and devoted his significant energies to educating the general public about serious concert music. This study is an analysis and investigation of the Young People's Concerts with Leonard Bernstein, 53 televised music lessons that aired from 1958-1972. In order to identify significant key events that occur within the television presentations, five programs reflecting early, middle, and late years of the series were studied initially. Each of the Young People's Concerts programs was then observed, at which time all events, techniques, and timings were documented. A content analysis of the entire series was then produced. The goals of the study were to (a) identify the various pedagogical techniques used by Leonard Bernstein, and (b) to produce a prototype of his teaching style that could be used by music educators as well as educational directors of symphony orchestras. It was discovered that Bernstein employs specific lesson designs in these concerts, and incorporates a number of particular teaching and pedagogical techniques in these music lessons. The dissertation also includes a chronological overview of additional educational activities undertaken by Leonard Bernstein throughout his career.