Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

G. Russell Ross

Second Committee Member

A. Bert Christianson

Third Committee Member

Darwin J. Goodey


Prior to the school year 1963-64, general music at Ritzville Junior High School was primarily music listening-oriented. There was an obvious need for a more balanced music program that included singing, playing instruments, creativity, listening, and rhythms to provide the students with a broader concept of music. A general music program was sought, therefore, that would offer a balance of the above activities, and one that would create more enthusiasm than was apparent in the previous course of study. The importance of this study will be twofold: to determine whether or not the method of teaching resulted in the students receiving a well-balanced program, and whether or not there were definite signs of increased enthusiasm on the part of the students.