ERIC Number: ED042437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Music in the Junior College.
Music Educators National Conference, Washington, DC.
This publication reviews the role of music in the junior college, specifically music department characteristics and functions, the music curriculum, problems encountered by music programs, and recommended guidelines for music in the junior college. In developing a description of music departments, data on their structural organization, faculty, teaching load, curriculum, and community relationships were collected from 586 junior colleges. This information shows that 90 per cent of the colleges have music programs, of which 46.5 per cent are 1- or 2-man departments; and that 90 per cent of the academic loads range from 12-18 semester or quarter hours. In addition, representative transfer, terminal, and general education courses are identified and discussed. Major problems facing these music programs include the establishment of successful transfer programs, overemphasis on completion of general education requirements during one's first two years at the expense of developing necessary theoretical and applied music skills, lack of standardization in evaluating transfer credits, program accreditation, and a tendency for the general public to regard the arts as frills. Concluding the report are recommended guidelines for development of junior college music programs, including suggested staff qualifications, program administration, and program and transfer requirements. (JO)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Curriculum, Departments, Music, Music Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Development, School Community Relationship, Terminal Education, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Music Educators National Conference, Washington, DC.