Music Education under Threat

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 53 Number 2 (2011)

Music Education under Threat
KATE STEVENSON, pages 305-310
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2011.53.2.305

Abstract

Leicester-Shire Arts in Education has long had both a national and international reputation for providing high-quality music education to young people. Last year, its future seemed in jeopardy as a result of County Council spending cuts. This article provides a historical background to the service, and describes how a campaign developed to defend the provision. The campaign has achieved some success, but the service has been reduced and its longer term future remains uncertain. Continued public spending cuts, and a perception that arts education is a luxury, not a necessity, do not bode well for the future.

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KATE STEVENSON (2011) Music Education under Threat, FORUM, 53(2), 305-310

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