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Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline



That music plays an important part in the life of a people and should* therefor©, have an important place in the system of education in any state or nation, has boon understood by the t foremost educators of thro# thousand years. For practical, industrial, and commercial people* like ourselves, good music is necessary not only for enjoyment and recreation but also for inspiration and for salvation from death in the din and dust of trade} and this music should b© democratic in the truest and best sense. Music makes the individual happier and more sensitive to beauty and as a socializing force shall enable individuals to adjust themselves more sympathetically to their environment. Therefore public school music should be established as a fundamental in the curricula of ©very state in the union and taught in such a way as to be a carry-Over of the music work in High school with the different social institutions and organizations. So far, in our Texas schools, the image has not "played an important part", indeed, in the large majority, it has played no part at all. The cities and a few of the larger towns have for years had systematic instruction la music under competent supervision* but as a whole* our state has not progressed far In this work.


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John B Coleman Library

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