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Key Challenges to Collegiate Music Education Programs in North America

by Patrick M. Jones - 2012

The key issues that challenge collegiate music education programs reviewed in this chapter include changing demographics and tastes in music; transformation of the music industry; new technologies that alter the way people interact, access information, and engage musically; cultural and financial changes in higher education; changing expectations for primary and secondary schools; and nonschool providers of music education services.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 111, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 114 Number 13, 2012, p. 93-111
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18359, Date Accessed: 12/4/2021 8:05:54 PM

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  • Patrick Jones
    Syracuse University
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    PATRICK M. JONES is a professor of music and director of the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music. He has presented workshops and scholarly papers internationally on a variety of topics, to include music education history, curriculum, and policy; is a contributing author to several books; and is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Community Music and Visions of Research in Music Education. He is national chair of the NAfME History Special Research Interest Group, a member of the Policy Commission of the International Society for Music Education, and a retired military band officer.
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