Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



The purpose of this study is: 1. To determine what music experiences are offered to the children in the schools included in this study. 2. To determine if the Port Arthur Colored Elementary Schools are providing the type of musical experiences that are considered valid by music authorities. 3. To determine how many music instructors in the schools included in this study are music majors or minors. 4. To determine if the Port Arthur Public School System is providing adequately for the musical experiences in the Port Arthur Elementary Schools. 5. To suggest improvements and additions, to the schools studied, that will be based on those principles that are considered valid by authorities in Music Education.

This study is made of the elementary music program in the Colored Schools of Port Arthur, Texas. The findings will be compared with those principles that are considered essential to musical training in elementary schools by authorities in music education. Suggested plans for improvements and additions will also be made for the music program of the schools studied.

Committee Chair/Advisor

R. Von Charlton

Committee Member

Kathryn Jordan

Committee Member

Ella W. Cullins

Committee Member

Hattie M. Flowers

Committee Member

K. Snell Gibson


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View





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