ERIC Number: ED114596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Music Career Curriculum Development Study: A Study of the Relationship of Curricula to Employment.
Wisconsin College-Conservatory, Milwaukee.
A program to investigate the curriculum available to students in the independent conservatory in terms of future employment is discussed in the document. Three groups of students, from the Wisconsin College-Conservatory, the New England Conservatory, and the San Francisco Conservatory, were interviewed and asked to complete a questionnaire. Forty-three professional musicians responded to a questionnaire, most of them from the Milwaukee area. A symposium was conducted which involved students, music teachers (both private and school affiliated), music association representatives, members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and other music professionals. The three workshops, headed by professionals from outside the Milwaukee area, focused on preconservatory education, curriculum, and careers. Dialogue with students and questionnaire results are presented. Conclusions cover a variety of areas, including: (1) the suggestion that conservatories are providing vocational training, (2) curriculum development, (3) the need for stronger humanities programs, and (4) other educational needs. Recommendations suggest a broader study, with a stronger questionnaire and more developed interviewing techniques. The student and professional musician questionnaires and the symposium announcement are appended. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin College-Conservatory, Milwaukee.