The history of the bachelor's degree in the field of music in the United States
Mountney, Virgina Ruth
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Statement of the problem. It was the purpose of this study (1) to indicate the diverse attitudes toward music as a university or college subject in various historical contexts in terms of educational philosophies and educational practices; (2) to trace the historical development of the bachelor's degree in the field of music in the United States; (3) to describe the numerous types of music degrees which have been conferred by the various institutions which have evolved in this country; and (4) to show the influences of professional music, educational, and accrediting organizations on the development of music degrees. Methods and procedures employed. The historical approach was used throughout the study. Books and articles on the history of education and music, college catalogues, reports of college presidents, publications of general education, professional music, and accrediting organizations, and reports of the United States Government were utilized [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (D.M.A.)--Boston University.