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Old 01-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Music Education and the White Paper

The only conclusion I can draw from an analysis of the White Paper today is that Music will not be a core subject in the next version of the National Curriculum.

The results of this are potentially catostrophic. It will mean the end of a systematic, coherent and developmental music education for all pupils whatever the Henley Review recommends.

I know that things may not be perfect now. But they will get a lot worse. If you care about a quality music education for all our young people I suggest you start campaigning hard.

What's your reading?
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Massive shame. Problem in our current culture is that art is such a commodity that it's only respected as a commodity, and those who make money with it may, or may not, have went to school. Most highly educated musicians either cut down their full usage of their potential to make it, or fade into obscurity.

A music degree will not get you money unless you want to teach music, and it seems rather illogical from an economic perspective to teach a subject where only teachers make money.

Not saying it's right, but it's why it's happening, assuming it is.
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