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Dance /Music / Theatre / Visual Arts


Dance

The Dance Education Data chart contains statewide totals for public school student enrollments and teacher assignments in selected dance courses.  The data is from the Basic Education Data System (BEDS) annually reported by teachers and administrators across New York State.  Arts Education personnel in the State Education Department have received the yearly reports and compiled this chart to show trends in enrollments and teaching assignments across the years.  The current chart (pdf document29 KB) covers a time period of fifteen years from the 1999-00 school year until the 2013-14 school year. 
Viewers may note some current trends:
  • In several areas, more students are receiving dance instruction in 2013-14 than in 2012-13.
    • Increases can be seen in Ballet Dance, Creative Dance & Movement, Jazz Dance, Modern Dance, and Interdisciplinary-Art, Music, Theatre, Dance.
  • In some areas, fewer students are receiving dance instruction in 2013-14 than in 2012-13.
    • Decreases can be seen in Tap Dance, Performance Ensemble and Other Dance.
  • The total number of dance students decreased slightly in 2013-14 from the previous year.
  • The total number of professionals teaching dance has decreased in 2013-14 from the previous year.

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Music
The Music Education Data chart contains statewide totals for public school student enrollments and teacher assignments in selected music courses. The data is from the Basic Education Data System (BEDS) annually reported by teachers and administrators across New York State. Music Education personnel in the State Education Department have received the yearly reports and compiled this chart to show trends in music enrollments and teaching assignments across the years. The current chart (pdf document 54 KB) covers a time period of over thirty years from the 1975-76 school year until the 2013-14 school year.

Please note in the fall of 2001 some BEDS assignment codes were updated or eliminated based on the recommendations of a group of music educators from the New York State School Music Association. For example, courses with Junior High titles were changed to Middle/Jr. High School to be more reflective of Department priorities and educational trends. Elimination of some course titles, such as Individual Instruction, resulted in clearer reporting by music teachers and a fuller utilization of the Instrumental Lesson Group or Vocal Lesson Group categories.

Viewers can note some current trends, which may reflect statewide fiscal difficulties:

  • In fourteen areas, more students are receiving music instruction.
    • Increases can be seen in Elementary Music (K-6), Independent Study-Music, Music Theory I, Music Theory III, Comprehensive Foundations, Guitar, Electronic Music, Music For Special Learners, Middle/Jr. High Concert Band, Senior High Concert Band, Middle/Jr. High Orchestra, Jazz Vocal Ensemble (Sr.), Conventional Piano Class and Studio-Art/MIOL.
  • In seventeen areas fewer students are receiving music instruction in 2013-14 than in 2012-13.
    • Decreases can be seen in General Music (Gr. 7), General Music (Gr. 8), AP Music Theory, Senior High Orchestra, Senior High Chorus, and Vocal Lesson Groups.
    • Continuing decreases appear in Music In Our Lives, Music Theory II, Elementary Band, Senior High Marching Band, Senior High Jazz Band, Elementary Orchestra, Senior High String Orchestra, Instrumental lesson Groups, Elementary Chorus and Middle/Jr. High Chorus and Electronic Piano Class.
  • The total number of music students decreased in 2013-14 from the previous year.
  • The total number of professionals teaching music increased from 2012-13 to 2013-14.
  • The total numbers of music students and teachers in 2013-14 as compared to 1975-76 are significant since the total public student enrollment is smaller over the same time period.
  • The overall number of music administrators is lower than 2013-14 and significantly lower level than in 1975-76.

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Theatre
The Theatre Education Data chart contains statewide totals for public school student enrollments and teacher assignments in selected theatre courses.  The data is from the Basic Education Data System (BEDS) annually reported by teachers and administrators across New York State.  Arts Education personnel in the State Education Department have received the yearly reports and compiled this chart to show trends in enrollments and teaching assignments across the years.  The current chart (pdf document 27 KB) covers a time period of fifteen years from the 1999-00 school year until the 2013-14 school year. 
Viewers may note some current trends:

  • In some areas, more students are receiving theatre instruction in 2013-14 than in 2012-13.
    • Increases can be seen in Technical, Production, and Interdisciplinary categories.
  • Fewer students are receiving theatre instruction in 2013-14 than in 2012-13 in Acting and Other.
  • The total number of theatre students decreased in 2013-14 from the previous year.
  • The total number of professionals teaching theatre has decreased in 2013-14 from the previous year.

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Visual Arts
The Visual Art Education Data chart contains statewide totals for public school student enrollments and teacher assignments in selected visual arts courses.  The data is from the Basic Education Data System (BEDS) annually reported by teachers and administrators across New York State.  Arts Education personnel in the State Education Department have received the yearly reports and compiled this chart to show trends in enrollments and teaching assignments across the years.  The current chart (pdf document 40 KB) covers a time period of forty-three years from the 1970-71 school year until the 2013-14 school year. 
Viewers may note some current trends:

  • In many areas, more students are receiving visual arts instruction in 2013-14 than in 2012-13.
    • Increases can be seen in Elementary Art (K-8), Studio in Art, Studio in Graphics, Studio in Sculpture, Studio in Ceramics, Studio in Jewelry/Silver-smithing, Studio in Fashion Design/Illustration, Media Arts, Art History & Appreciation, and Drawing for Design and Production.
  • In several areas, fewer students are receiving art instruction in 2013-14 than in 2012-13.
    • Decreases can be seen in Jr. High Art (7-8), Studio in Creative Crafts, Studio in Advertising Design, Studio in Photography, Drawing & Painting, Computer Arts, Studio in Video Arts, Studio in Film, and Other Art.
  • The total number of art students increased in 2013-14 from the previous year.
  • The total number of professionals teaching art has increased from 2012-13 to 2013-14.
  • The total numbers of art students in 2013-14 as compared to 1970-71 are significant since the total public student enrollment is smaller over the same time period.

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Last Updated: March 25, 2015