Sunday, November 14, 2010
Public Schools and Music
In thinking about a topic dealing specifically with the issues pertaining to the future of classical music, I realized that our discussion of school systems and education may in fact be the solution. In doing some research, I have decided to confront the issue of Music Programs in public schools. Looking through different sets of articles on the issue, I realize that there are organizations that are making conscious efforts to increase music awareness and education across the country. VH1 has now come to the forefront on the matter in directly funding institutions to ensure a music program will be enforced. I know that my public school system is the only reason I am where I am today. I was introduced to the recorder, the violin, viola, and cello at a very young age and I will always be thankful for it. Id say that more than half of our country no longer or never had that opportunity. Just out of curiosity, how many of you attended public schools when you were younger, and if so how was the music department if any?