Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Music



First Advisor

Dr. Brian L. Wilson

Second Advisor

Edward Roth

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Campus Only


The purpose of the present study was to examine Michigan general music teachers' perceptions and attitudes about (a) their academic preparation for working with special learners and (b) the inclusion of special needs students in their classrooms. One hundred and five general music educators belonging to the Michigan Music Educators Association were invited to participate in this study. Ten educators responded and completed the online 27 item questionnaire. The results of this study are presented with discussion related to previous and future research as well as implications for both music educators and music therapists working in school settings.

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