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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 document71 KB) covers a time period of thirteen years from the 1999-00 school year until the 2011-12 school year.
Viewers may note some current trends:
  • In several areas, more students are receiving dance instruction in 2011-12 than in 2010-11.
    • Increases can be seen in Ballet Dance, Jazz Dance, Modern Dance, Tap Dance, Other Dance and Interdisciplinary-Art, Music, Theatre, Dance.
  • In some areas, fewer students are receiving dance instruction in 2011-12 than in 2010-11.
    • Decreases can be seen in Creative Dance/Movement and Performance Ensemble.
  • The total number of dance students increased slightly in 2011-12 from the previous year.
  • The total number of professionals teaching dance has increased slightly in 2011-12 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 92 KB) covers a time period of over thirty years from the 1975-76 school year until the 2011-12 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 some areas, more students are receiving music instruction.
    • Increases can be seen in Independent Study-Music, Music Theory I, Electronic Music, Senior High Concert Band, Jazz Vocal Ensemble (Sr.), Conventional Piano Class and Studio-Art/MIOL.
  • In most areas fewer students are receiving music instruction in 2011-12 than in 2010-11.
    • Decreases can be seen in Elementary Music (K-6), General Music (Gr. 7), General Music (Gr. 8), Music In Our Lives, Music Theory II, Music Theory III, Comprehensive Foundations, AP Music Theory, Guitar, Music For Special Learners, Elementary Band, Middle/Jr. High Concert Band, Senior High Marching Band, Senior High Jazz Band, Elementary Orchestra, Middle/Jr. High Orchestra, Senior High Orchestra, Instrumental Lesson Groups, Elementary Chorus, Middle/Jr. High Chorus, Senior High Chorus, Vocal Lesson Groups, and Electronic Piano Class.
    • Continuing decreases appear in Elementary Music (K-6), General Music (Gr. 7), General Music (Gr. 8), Music In Our Lives, Comprehensive Foundations of Music, Music For Special Learners, Senior High Marching Band, Senior High Orchestra, Elementary Chorus and Middle/Jr. High Chorus.
  • The total number of music students decreased in 2011-12 from the previous year.
  • The total number of professionals teaching music decreased from 2010 to 2011-12.
  • The total numbers of music students and teachers in 2011-12 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 2010-11 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 69 KB) covers a time period of thirteen years from the 1999-00 school year until the 2011-12 school year.
Viewers may note some current trends:

  • In some areas, more students are receiving theatre instruction in 2011-12 than in 2010-11.
    • Increases can be seen in Technical, Production, Other and Interdisciplinary categories.
  • Fewer students are receiving theatre instruction in 2011-12 than in 2010-11 in Acting.
  • The total number of theatre students decreased in 2011-12 from the previous year.
  • The total number of professionals teaching theatre has decreased in 2011-12 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 83 KB) covers a time period of over thirty nine years from the 1970-71 school year until the 2011-12 school year.
Viewers may note some current trends:

  • In several areas, more students are receiving visual arts instruction in 2011-12 than in 2010-11.
    • Increases can be seen in Jr. High Art (K-8), Studio in Sculpture, Studio in Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Media Arts, Studio in Video Arts and Other Art.
  • In many areas, fewer students are receiving art instruction in 2011-12 than in 2010-11.
    • Decreases can be seen in Elementary Art (K-6), Studio in Art, Studio in Creative Crafts, Studio in Graphics, Studio in Advertising Design, Studio in Jewelry/Silver-smithing, Studio in Photography, Studio in Fashion Design/Illustration, Computer Arts, Studio in Film, Art History and Appreciation, and Drawing for Design and Production.
  • The total number of art students decreased in 2011-12 from the previous year.
  • The total number of professionals teaching art has declined from 2010-11 to 2011-12.
  • The total numbers of art students and teachers in 2011-12 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: February 8, 2013