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University Students’ Reflections on School Music

Diane Stjern,
North Dakota State University

Full manuscript: www.kon.org/urc/v11/stjern.html

Abstract: Many factors contribute to student attrition in school music programs. This article explores the factors most true to a group of sixty-seven university students’ as they reflect on their involvement in music throughout middle and high school. Individuals who indicated they stopped participating in their school’s music program were surveyed further to reveal their individual reasoning. The results were compared with previous research to illustrate the current factors causing student attrition in school music programs, and implications for music educators are also discussed.

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