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ERIC Number: EJ926872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
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Olson, Cathy Applefeld
Teaching Music, v18 n4 p46-49 Jan 2011
Every city, town, and village in America has been affected by the Great Recession, but of course some have felt a bigger impact than others. In Port Angeles, Washington, on the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, the latest downturn is just one more twist of the economic vise that's been tightening steadily since at least the mid-'90s. During the past 15 years, industries have departed the area, many businesses have been forced to close their doors, and Port Angeles High School's population has dropped from 1,800 to just over 1,000 students. This article describes how an award-winning husband-and-wife team of music teachers is raising kids' spirits by taking its high school music program to new heights, both in and out of the classroom.
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: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A