Instrumental music in the public schools of Wichita, Kansas
Foster, Alton H.
AdvisorBuggert, Robert W.
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Whenever a musician assumes the position of supervisor of instrumental music, regardless of the size of the town or location, his greatest problem is organization and administration. Various methods are presented in articles and books, but as a rule these idealistic plans are of little use in solving a practical situation. This thesis is written with the purpose in mind of providing a helpful plan for these musicians. It would be impossible to cover all of the problems in such a broad field, so the author has selected those which are more apt to appear in numerous schools. The first five chapters represent the result s of a survey in the Wichita Public School instrumental departments. Chapter VI is an analysis of this survey with suggestive methods of remedy. These suggestions are the results of a thorough study of works by authorities in this field and by school systems which have proven the workability of their ideas.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- The rehearsal room: Equipment, arrangement, and availability -- School owned instruments: Financing purchasing, maintenance, distribution -- Libraries: Financing, purchasing, organization, and maintenance -- Teachers: Qualifications, salaries, and schedules -- Public performances: Concerts, uniforms, festivals, and contest -- A plan for the future -- Bibliography -- Appendix A. proposed qualifications for students: Winds, strings, percussions -- Appendix B. List of school owned instruments
Thesis (M.M.)-- University of Wichita, College of Fine Arts, Dept. of Music