Fund-raising policies and techniques for music schools: a survey and analysis of current practices in NASM member institutions



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This study ascertained current fund-raising practices of National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) member institutions. Three research questions and four hypotheses were formulated to determine the status of current (1977-81) fund-raising practices at these music schools. A 62-item survey was developed. After pilot testing, the Music Administrator Survey was mailed to the chief administrators of the 485 NASM member institutions which offer at least the Bachelors degree in music. A total of 331 surveys were returned; 313 (representing a 64.5 percent rate of return) were usable for data analysis. Descriptive statistics on survey items were reported and analyzed. Collected data were tabulated and evaluated by frequency distribution, analysis of variance, t-tests, and chi square distribution. Alpha level was set at .05. [...]



Fund raising, Conservatories of music--United States