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date: 23 February 2020

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This article begins by analyzing Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark. The first section asks whether it makes any sense to speak of music education, apart from technical vocational training, as having an aim. The second section examines R. S. Peters' papers, in which he challenges the predilection in education to look for the equivalent of bridges to be built or ports to be steered to, leading to a lack of direction when no candidates fit the bill. The third section explores the cultural dominance of music, and the fourth discusses the label of elitism in music.

Keywords: Song of Lark, Willa Carther, technical vocational training, music education, elitism

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