Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Music

Degree Discipline



PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to acquaint the community of Prairie View with the writings of Rudolph von Charlton and to review the progress of the Music department which Dr. von Charlton supervises.

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Music has been taught as an activity in the education of the whole person. Among the questions to be answered are 1. Why is music essential in education; 2. What is the position of the art in the development of the individual? 3. Is music intended for only those talented or gifted? 4. Why teach music?

DELIMITATIONS: The material contained in this study are those collected from the speeches of Dr. von Charlton, and from his writings; the material that is included in addition to his, has been taken from interviews with his friends and acquaintances: Mr. William H. Stickney and Mrs. Ella W. Weaver.

SOURCE OF DATA: The W. R. Banks Library of the Prairie View A & M College has been the principal source of materials. The next source was Dr. von Charlton, who cleared the details needed for this study.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Robert A. Henry

Committee Member

William H. Stickney

Committee Member

Ella W. Weaver

Committee Member

H. Edison Anderson

Committee Member

Joseph Daniels


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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