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German music educator and leading figure in the youth music movement.

Jöde became associated with youth music in Hamburg in 1916, at which time he was also active in the field of folk music. He studied musicology with Hermann Abert at Leipzig University (1920-21), then in 1923 was appointed as a lecturer at the Staatliche Akademie für Kirchen- und Schulmusik in Berlin, at which he founded the first state youth music school. In 1926, he initiated Offene Singstudien (public community singing) of folk music, helping to popularize and reform amateur singing, using radio to promote community singing. He was relieved of all duties by the Nazi regime in 1935, and resumed his activities in Hamburg after World War II.

Jöde wrote many books on music education (e.g. Musik und Erziehung (Wolfenbüttel, 1919), Das schaffende Kind in der Musik (ibid, 1928)), and edited periodicals.


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