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ERIC Number: ED259447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Music: Part of the Basics at David Douglas and Salem.
Pheasant, Marilyn
OSSC Bulletin, v298 n9 May 1985
This bulletin highlights elements of the music programs in two Oregon school districts--David Douglas School District 40 and Salem School District 24J--that have kept these programs viable in spite of financial constraints. Ingredients for success of the overall music program at David Douglas are first described. Important elements include hiring outstanding musicians as teachers; clear communication between music teachers, principals, and music supervisor; constant parental contact and monitoring; and an emphasis on music education above performance. Other issues discussed include (1) performance vs. classroom time at elementary and high school levels, (2) accommodating other activities, (3) school board support, (4) student incentives, (5) the summer program, and (6) benefits to the students. Next, the string program at David Douglas, based on the Suzuki violin method, is described. Following this, the instrumental program at Salem is highlighted, with attention to such elements as recruitment of students, middle school and high school programs, and administrative support. A brief conclusion describes three criteria of success common to both programs: commitment to students, excellence in teachers, and a willingness to commit resources to music. A list of the interviews used in preparation of this bulletin is included. (TE)
Publication Sales, Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.