Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Frances M. Scott

Second Advisor

Dr. William Trantham

Third Advisor

Dr. Evelyn Bowden


The problem of this study is to discuss different philosophies and resulting methods of teaching the general music course in the public schools for the purpose of detecting any valid trends in this area of music education.

Since music is an integral part of our democratic educational system and since there is much demand for its teaching, it has been advantageous to determine the most valid methods of instruction. This study, through exploration of different philosophies and methods of teaching the general music class in the public schools, will attempt to ascertain future valid trends in the general music area of music education.



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