Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Today the central problem of all education is how to develop a good society. This entails developing individuals capable of creative expression and of the exercise of true intelligence in molding a changing environment in the service of group well-being and in making necessary adjustments to this environment. This goal demands from all areas of education a continual reinterpretation and reorganization of plans and practices. Considering the viewpoint thus stated, it is felt that the following questions should be studied: What can be done to meet the needs of the elementary school child through the Music Education Program? How may the human values of music education be realized? What musical experiences and activities are to be engaged in by primary, intermediate and upper elementary grades? It is felt that from this study of the recent methods and procedures used in teaching music in a number of first class schools will be of invaluable help in organizing a Program of Music Education for the John M. Moore Elementary School, Bryan, Texas.

The purpose of this study is to formulate plans for the organization of a proposed music education program for the John M. Moore School, Bryan, Texas, based on the current methods and practices of teaching music in the Elementary Schools.

It is felt that the current methods and practices of teaching music in the elementary schools are in keeping with the modern aims of education.

This study in which efforts are being put forth to determine the over-all picture of a modern Music Education program includes a study of fifty Elementary School Music Education programs in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

Committee Chair/Advisor

D. Burdine


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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