A Survey and Critical Analysis of the Preparation of Instrumental Music Teachers with the Recommendations for Altering the Curriculum and Content of the Courses Page: 1
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THE PROBLEM DEFINED
The Problem and Purpose
The problem and purpose of this study is to attempt to establish
a reasonably accurate basis for planning a program of educating prospec-
tive public school instrumental music teachers that meets the demands
of present-day educational practices in the public schools. This pres-
ent study may provide a simplification of the methods of teaching instru-
mental classes at the college level through a criticism of the preparation
of instrumental teachers in an effort to discover specific contributing
elements that assist the instrumental teacher to teach economically and
effectively by making an investigation into the factors involved in
teaching techniques that depend upon the acquisition of instrumental
performance skills and upon practical principles of procedure in organ-
izing and teaching instrumental music in the public schools.
The Need for this Study
Although school-music curricula have been organized in teachers
colleges for the past twenty-five years the growth of school-music
has been so rapid, that colleges and universities have been constantly
Irving VWolfe, "An Analysis of the Teachers College Education of
Music Teachers and Supervisors" (Summary of doctor's dissertation,
Northwestern University, 1936, in possession of Mr. Earle Connette,
North Texas State Teachers College), p. 1. (Mimeographed.)
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Marcellus, John. A Survey and Critical Analysis of the Preparation of Instrumental Music Teachers with the Recommendations for Altering the Curriculum and Content of the Courses, thesis, August 1941; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699498/m1/4/: accessed July 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .