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ERIC Number: EJ1112373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-4517
"It Really Comes Down to the Community": A Case Study of a Rural School Music Program
VanDeusen, Andrea
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v15 n4 p56-75 Aug 2016
Communities, schools, their music programs, and the individuals who participate in these groups are tied to the social, cultural, and political contexts in which they reside. Schools are often connected to their communities, and are often deeply cherished in rural communities. School music programs hold the potential to influence a small community's identity. This article is a case study of one school music program in a rural setting that enjoys the support of the school administration, the school community, and its greater community. This study explores the perceived value of the rural school's music program by members of its school community. Emerging themes included: (a) the presence of a music program tradition within the greater community, (b) the school district's commitment to providing a comprehensive education to students, and (c) the music teacher's interest in and openness to the community.
MayDay Group. Brandon University School of Music, 270 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9, Canada. Tel: 204-571-8990; Fax: 204-727-7318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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