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date: 18 February 2020

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This article explores what appears to be music educators' lack of pride for their chosen profession. Studies show that even before entering the profession, music education students prefer to be identified as something other than a music education major, such as a bassoonist or a tenor. To gain respect, many music educators pay more attention to events in education than to events in music. Attracting better individuals to the profession requires a perceptual change that emphasizes scholarship and musicianship in music education. Music education also needs self-criticism and professional argumentation for music educators to take pride in its “big picture.”

Keywords: music educators, music students, professional pride, argumentation, self-criticism

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