Date of Award


Document Type

MA Project - Open Access

Project Type

MA Project - Business Plan

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Fine and Decorative Art and Design

First Advisor

Eric Wolf

Second Advisor

Judith Prowda


Music education programming is generally not as accessible or available as museum education programming. General music illiteracy and the elitism of music education perpetuate a cycle of inaccessibility and lack of understanding of the value of music education. Meanwhile, the auditory art form is a fundamental component of culture, society, and history. Music’s language and history should be understood and appreciated widely. Art museum education programmers can work with music educators, music historians, and classical music programmers to incorporate music education into museum education programming. This project consists of three parts. The first section advocates the inclusion of music education inclusion in museum education programming. The second part provides programming samples. The third section is the business plan. The company is called Counterpoint. The service provides art museums and other institutions with interactive music and art education programming. Participants are left with a deeper knowledge and appreciation of music and art, and therefore culture. Programming focuses on form, while introducing instruments, elements of history, and important music literature.