The history of and a proposed plan for the development of instrumental music in the Boston Archdiosecan school system
Cornelius, Mary, Sister
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In recent years the schools of the United States have engaged in the world's first experiment in truly democratic music education. The expansion of the music program and the exciting growth of instrumental music seemed sufficient proof that music was accepted in public instruction and that no longer was it necessary to defend its value in the curriculum or reaffirm constantly its contribution to the culture of a community. Yet, the increasing emphasis on science, mathematics, foreign language, and other subjects considered basic, has caused a general widespread debate as to the content and quality of the school curriculum and once more has focused attention on the true place of music in learning. [TRUNCATED]
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