Characteristics of Successful Inner-city Music Teachers: A Pilot Study at the Choir Academy of Chicago

Mary Lynn Doherty


This descriptive study, performed in the spring of 2007, seeks to illustrate characteristics that are shared amongst successful inner-city music teachers at a choir school in Chicago, Illinois. Specifically, through both formal and informal interviews, the researcher will present data related to the classroom management practices, curricular choices, and educational philosophy of four teachers who teach music at the Choir Academy of Chicago Charter School, the only public choir school of its kind in the United States.

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