Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



The purpose of this study was (1) to investigate what authorities would consider a good instrumental music program, (2) to analyze the instrumental music program of the four selected middle schools and, (3) to compare the two programs.

The study looked for answers to these questions: 1. What do leading authorities suggest is a good instrumental music program? 2. What does the instrumental program of the four selected middle schools consist of? 3. What are the similarities of the two programs?

This study involved limitations as follows: 1. 10 books 2. 15 Instrumentalist Music Magazines 3. 3 Interviews from the middle school hand directors. 4. 1 Manual Form

The utilization of what various authors may consider is a good instrumental program in the middle school was compared to the actual instrumental music program of our four selected schools.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Robert Henry


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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