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Musical Theatre in Secondary Education: Teacher Preparation, Responsibilities, and Attitudes


Abstract Since the 1920's, the school musical has been an important event in American high schools and in the lives of students. This study begins with a condensed history of the American musical theatre, into focus on selected shows' value as potential high school repertoire. Review of literature included studies of high school musical theatre, production guides and related materials, and writings both against and in favor of musicals at the high school level. The school musical is usually undertaken as an extra-curricular activity led by performing arts faculty. This study focuses on the preparation, responsibilities, and attitudes of high school music educators toward musical theatre direction. Musical direction is defined as teaching the... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Davey, Debra Jo (Author) / Stauffer, Sandra (Advisor) / Bush, Jeffrey (Advisor) / Reber, William (Committee member) / Schmidt, Margaret (Committee member) / Sullivan, Jill (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music Education / Musical Performances / Performing Arts education / high school / musicals / musical theatre / music education / theater / vocal music
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 249 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music Education 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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