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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000715.txt from 2001/05

From: jim lande <lande@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] School Board
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 02:02:09 -0400

Roger wrote:
>>Actually, core curricula DOES mean studies in history, theory,
>>jazz...........in music reading, and even in compositional ability.

My son is enrolling in St John's (Annapolis) in the fall. Every student there must
take a significant amount of music covering just the sort of things Roger mentions.
St John's considers music to be a necessary part of the core curricula, just like
math, physics, foreign languages (greek & french) etc. Interestingly, my son has
little interest in music and wants to be a (more advancced) computer geek when he
graduates. He believes that it is more important to get a well rounded general
education than to concentrate on tech classes. (Well, he will take some math and
computers over the summers.)

I assume that we will still (or again) be discussing this issue in four years. I
will get his opinion then.
jim

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