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Motor City MusicA Detroiter Looks Back$
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Mark Slobin

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190882082

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190882082.001.0001

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The Traffic Circle

The Traffic Circle

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Motor City Music

Mark Slobin

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the formative role of public school music in shaping the lives and careers of Detroit’s stellar cast of kids who became major jazz artists and eminent classical music figures. A discussion of national trends in music education shifts to Detroit’s school music history. There follows a detailed account of music in a junior high and a comparison and contrast of two remarkable high schools: the all-black Miller High and the nationally renowned music program of the magnet school Cass Tech, exploring figures such as Yusuf Lateef and Ron Carter and looking at the career paths that followed high school training.

Keywords:   urban public school music history, Detroit music education, jazz and classical music education in America, urban ethnomusicology, Public school experience of well-known Detroit musicians

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