School of Music
Master of Arts in Music Education (MA)
Jerry L. Newman
music, technology, curriculum, funding, education, secondary
Williams, Shebbie L. III, "Funding a Middle School Technology-Based Music Class: An Investigation on Trends in Funding and a Proposed Curriculum" (2021). Masters Theses. 770.
This paper investigates trends of district funding in relation to music programs. The appendix contains a proposed technology-based music curriculum. The study is a convergent mixed-methods design that reviewed current literature on funding sources for music programs; literature about technology-based music courses was reviewed as well. The results revealed the many factors that play a part in a school board deciding to keep or terminate a music program. Findings also include a correlation in funding and music class quality, less funding usually meant lower quality. This paper can be a tool for educators that wish to make a change in the fiscal status of their program.