Volume 14

The author gratefully acknowledges the help of Dr. Paul V. Lorton Jr., University of San Francisco; and Rosemary N. Killam, Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, in making and executing numerous programming suggestions. Historically, individualized instruction has been acknowledged as the ideal medium for all aspects of music instruction. However, undergraduate curriculum…
Manpower Analysis and Social Values In a recent article entitled, "Manpower Management and Higher Education," Howard R. Bowen poses one of the central value issues of public philosophy regarding higher education: A nation's system of higher education can be managed according to two basic principles: the manpower principle, where the…
For a person accustomed to following the dictates of the musical score, it comes as somewhat of a shock to run into a new breed of music student, one who has little respect for notes (if he reads at all), and who regards his own desires as the ultimate source…
Most of us in college teaching seldom seem to have the time to pause and consider what changes have taken place over the last decade, and what trends are evident. Ten years ago Lyndon Johnson had just become President, the student strikes and demands had not yet appeared in any…
The music profession includes a diversity of occupations: performing, composing, speculating about the art, teaching, publishing, or using music in the pursuit of some practical occupation. The art of music touches on the daily life of almost everyone in modern society, and industries are based on the general interest and…
The inclusion of music and the other arts in interdisciplinary courses should require that each art be studied first for what it is in and of itself; then those things that each may indicate about the others will derive from this primary study. Otherwise, inadequate understanding of music, the visual…
Music Therapy Defined The term, "Music Therapy," refers to the prescribed use of music and music-related activities under the supervision of qualified personnel to assist a client (patient or student) to achieve a definite therapeutic goal.1 The crucial words in this definition are "prescription," "music," "client" (patient or student), "qualified…
On January 11, 1974, at the ceremonies opening the Laura Boulton Collection at Arizona State University, Dean Henry Bruinsma said, "The Boulton Collection will be a living center at Arizona State University where students and others may undertake research. It will be of interest to musicians, ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and artists,…
I am sure that all of us, for whom the dedication to musicology represents the fulfillment of our lives, would like to see musicology grow without limits as we keep proselytizing for this most wonderful of all fields of studies until everybody on this planet obtains some basic knowledge of…
Among the recent studies concerning the status of women at various colleges and universities throughout the country, some have contained information on the activity of women as faculty and students in the discipline of music. Available for this report were the studies originating at Carnegie-Mellon University, the City University of…
Members of music faculties, men and women alike, now have a whole new kind of homework to do—required reading that involves plodding through federal laws and amendments, through statistical tables and reports—to determine how and to what extent departmental practices conform to the new laws designed to eliminate discrimination in…