Every school music program has a history and a culture. This thesis was a study synthesizing those two elements, seeking to explore the past culture of a rural school music program primarily through interviews with former members of this culture. Throughout are examples of how music teachers, music students, administrators, and community members interacted over the course of approximately 30 years. From these interactions, the researcher drew insights about patterns of teacher behavior that could improve or hinder progress in a music program, including the quality of interpersonal relationships, the value of a teacher trying to integrate in a community (especially when it is a small rural community), and the importance of cooperating with other faculty members to share limited resources in a small school.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Music
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Lacey, Robert C., "An Historical Ethnography of a Rural School Music Program: A Case Study" (2015). All Theses and Dissertations. 5738.
music education, rural school, historical ethnography