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ERIC Number: EJ852189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Music Travel in Tough Times: Yes, It Broadens the Mind--But It also Empties the Wallet. Nevertheless, Many Music Teachers Are Still Finding Ways to Keep Their Students on the Move, Even during a Recession
Poliniak, Susan
Teaching Music, v17 n1 p34 Aug 2009
It is certainly no secret that people are living in a difficult economic climate. In these times of belt-tightening, both institutional and personal, budgets for arts education are being slashed and individual donations are plummeting. Music teachers in particular know well the impact of these developments on their programs, and they know that travel budgets and fundraising efforts for their performing groups are often heavily affected. So how does one manage to plan--and pay for--travel with a performing group these days? The author has spoken with several music directors who, at the time of this writing, were planning to bring groups to MENC's Music Education Week in Washington, DC, in June of 2009, as well as a tour planner who helps teachers to reach their travel goals for their groups. This article presents the suggestions they offered.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-336-3768; Tel: 703-860-4000; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; District of Columbia; North Carolina