ERIC Number: ED211435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
"The Duke Ellington School of the Arts." Options in Education. Program No. 287.
George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.
The booklet presents a transcript of a public radio program on arts at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. In the interview, students and the principal discuss their experiences in this high school for students pursuing the disciplines of dance, theater, music, and the visual arts. Music students talk about how the school has helped them grow and learn more about music techniques. In talking about his students, the principal relates that 79 to 80% of the school's graduates go on for more training. Over 95% of the students are Black. A drama student recalls his audition for acceptance to the school and the excitement he felt when he was accepted. Another drama student talks about the school as a status symbol. A graphic arts student describes her progress. The publication concludes with an interview with a voice student as she begins to rehearse a song she has arranged. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Creative Works; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.; National Public Radio, Washington, DC.