Originally posted on TI:ME by Dr. Rick Dammers: http://www.ti-me.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=953:reaching-the-other-80-taking-responsibility&catid=40&Itemid=798

The field of music education has a market share problem.  It isn’t a new problem (we’ve been talking about this since the Tanglewood Symposium in 1967), but it is getting worse.  In 1982, 31% of high school seniors in the United States studied music. Our share dropped to 21% by 2002 (Elpus and Abril, 2011).  This trend, along with the fact that we reach only a minority of students beyond sixth grade, should be an issue of concern for all professional music educators.

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