Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Music

Degree Discipline



The purpose of this study is to advance various procedures for enlarging the music organizations and classes of our secondary schools: (1) by creating an interest in community activitites; (2) by introducing effective steps, logical in order, toward expanding the Vocal activities; and, then duplicating this procedure with the instrumental program.

Since musical performances need publicity to create interest, some mention is made of a systematic, well-planned publicity program.

The remainder of this thesis proposes effective media, such as the pageant, the festival, a functioning award system, and the use of audio-visual aids, as means of stimulating greater interest and participation.

This problem deals with the formulation of a plan for increasing the per cent of participation in high school musical activities. The over-all picture is to show how the modern school aims to provide experiences that will carry over into adult life, a factor of which music can be a vital influence. To be sure, most of the pupols will never become professional musicians, but it is not the professional musician of whom the writer is thinking just now. One of the main concerns of the musical activities in the high school is to afford the great masses of pupils the satisfaction of participation in music.

Committee Chair/Advisor

R. Von Charlton


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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