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ERIC Number: ED540468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1923
Reference Count: 0
Recent Advances in Instruction in Music. Bulletin, 1923, No. 20
Earhart, Will; Boyd, Charles N.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Never has the education of all people been seen to be a matter of such vital importance as in the light thrown upon it by the problems growing out of the World War and out of the reconstructive processes seen to be necessary since the struggle closed. The place of music, like the place of all other subjects, came to be better understood during the period of the war and in the years following. Whether music received from the general stimulation more impetus than other subjects can not be calculated. A gradual accession of energy in its study and practice has, however, been observable in these last few years, and the last biennium has resulted in some advances that are important as achievements and more important as forming the bases upon which future progress will rest. To define and analyze these is the aim of this report and the conclusion, is that in the past two years decided progress has been made in the large departments represented by the private teacher or the music school. There is a healthy discontent with certain unsatisfactory conditions, and fair progress toward their remedy. There is evidently a marked increase in the number of persons studying music, the material provided for the students is of improved quality, and teachers are awakening to their responsibilities. The contents of this report have been divided into two parts. Part I--In the public schools, (Will Earhart) contains the following: (1) Recent acceleration; (2) movements as revealed in associations of supervisors and teachers of music; (3) high schools and colleges; (4) State departments of public instruction; (5) instruction in instrumental music; (6) music appreciation; (7) vocal technique; and (8) extent of instruction under special teachers or supervisors of music. Part II--General, (Charles N. Boyd) contains: (1) Music Organisations; (2) preparation of music teachers; and (3) number of music schools. (Contains 2 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Music Education, War, Music Appreciation, Music Teachers, Public Schools, State Departments of Education, Educational Change, Supervision, High Schools, Specialization, Singing, Teacher Education
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)