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Music Education

By Kevin Bushweller — October 08, 2004 1 min read

California has had a 50 percent decline in school-based music education programs over the past five years, a report estimates.

“The Sound of Silence,” is available online from the Music for All Foundation. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

Over the same period, covering the 1999-2000 to 2003-04 school years, the number of music teachers in the state has declined by 27 percent, according to the report from the Music for All Foundation, a national group based in Warren, N.J. It draws its estimates from California Department of Education data.

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