ERIC Number: ED052449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Adult and Continuing Music Education in Illinois.
Halfvarson, Lucille R.; O'Connor, John A.
Surveys of adult and continuing education programs in music were undertaken in the various states, including Illinois. The purposes of the surveys were to identify existing music programs, assess their overall effectiveness, and stimulate interest in them. A letter-questionnaire was mailed to the mayors of over 850 cities and towns in Illinois; more than 100 replies were received. The report was constructed so as to parallel the format of the Illinois Arts Council Survey in order to enable the readers of both surveys to establish a clearer image of non-school (adult and continuing) music education and activities and to collate the other arts as a matter of interest. A few assumptions (positive and negative) may be drawn from this study: (1) The majority of Illinois communities offer some form of music education activity to its adults; (2) Music clubs appear to serve as cornerstones for the development of adult music education; (3) The majority of communities in Illinois possess ample physical facilities for the fulfillment of adult musical training and experiences; (4) Many small communities lack qualified leadership for the continuation of adult music education or music activities; and (5) Adults desiring continuation of music education prefer to reside in cosmopolitan communities. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Div. of Univ. Extension.