Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Degree Discipline



This thesis suggests: 1. A music education program to be followed, including objectives, aims and theory. 2. Vocal training for choral groups, small ensembles and soloists. 3. An instrumental music program with emphasis on the band.

Emphasis is being placed on the band because it is the newest addition to the music department in Dunbar High School, and is the work with which the author is most directly connected.

Dunbar Junior-Senior High School has an average enrollment of 375-400 students each year which would afford adequate participation in all of the music activities. The grades included are seven to twelve.

It will be necessary to begin with the simplest forms of music, beginning with the seventh grade, because the fundamentals of music are not very well stressed in the elementary schools. However, this situation is being rapidly overcome. As the situation improves in the elementary schools, the average student's ability in high school music will be enhanced. Music in general being comparatively new in Dunbar High School will require a great deal of extra time and effort on the part of the music instructors until the program has taken a definite upward trend and begins to function as planned.

Committee Chair/Advisor

R. Von Charlton

Committee Member

Julius B. Jones


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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