Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2012

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education

Volume

3

First Page

18

Last Page

33

Abstract

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.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Performing Arts Leadership in Higher Education 3 (2012): 18-33. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Christopher Newport University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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