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date: 23 July 2019

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This article assesses one of the twentieth century's grandest experiments in music education—the attempt to provide participatory music education to every young person in the U.S. through the public school system. After 100 years, this experiment can be seen as reaching its end or at least the end of its first phase. If so, one possible conclusion is that while the experiment effectively reached a large proportion of the current adult population in the United States, it failed to establish a culture that could maintain it. Music education researchers can benefit by examining this period from this larger perspective.

Keywords: music education, education policy, public schools

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