Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Discipline



"The aim of music in the Public Schools - Public School Music has suffered from misapprehension on the part of the general public, and most teachers, of its aims and possibilities. Music has been looked upon as an accomplishment for the talented, and study has been confined to those who displayed unusual ability, or taste in that direction. This is no more reasonable than to say that because a child does not show evidences of becoming a great mathematician, he should not study mathematics. It is not the aim of Public School Music to turn out musicians but to open up a world of aesthetic enjoyment and culture for those who otherwise would never know the pleasure."2

An attempt is made to give in this brief survey, a general knowledge of the beginnings and growth of Public School Music in the Negro Public Schools of the Beaumont Area, and a discussion on the agencies through which Public School Music was made possible, and the outlook for the future of Public School Music in the Negro Public Schools in the Beaumont Area.

The Conclusion will contain a personal appraisal of the activities and their relationships.

2Public School Music Methods, Vol VI, p. 211, Public School Methods Company, New York, N.Y.

Committee Chair/Advisor

O. Anderson Fuller


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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