Journal or Book Title
Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education
One decade into the twenty-first century, in a complex global community of which one part is a diverse and politically polarized America, the climate in much of higher education is such that professors of music might easily feel confused, overworked and underappreciated. We work in a time when governments speak almost exclusively of primary and secondary education, of head-start programs and vocational/professional education, or of science and technology. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is one of the acronyms du jour. We work in a time, too, when funding for the arts is a frequent political football, even a scapegoat as parties bicker over aesthetic choices and suggest reforms to limit creative expression that does not conform to the ideals of particular constituencies.
Christopher Newport University
Sturm, Jonathan, "Do It All and Like It: Realities and Expectations for Music in 21st Century Higher Education" (2012). Music Publications. 2.