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Table 67. Percent and standard error for public elementary school music specialists reporting that they participated to a moderate or great extent in various activities related to music outside of their school duties, by school characteristics: School year 200910
 
School characteristic Provide instruction
in a musical
instrument or voice
Perform as a soloist or
member of an ensemble
Compose or arrange music Conduct community or other ensembles Attend live musical performances Study, critique, or write
about music
Provide arts leadership in
your community or state
Attend workshops with
professional artists or
arts groups
Attend performances
directed by colleagues
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All public elementary school music specialists 47 (1.8) 64 (1.8) 30 (1.8) 27 (1.3) 78 (1.4) 25 (1.8) 24 (1.5) 53 (1.8) 52 (1.9)
                                     
Enrollment size                                    
Less than 300 52 (4.5) 71 (3.7) 35 (4.1) 30 (3.8) 74 (3.7) 20 (3.9) 20 (3.0) 47 (3.9) 47 (4.4)
300 to 499 45 (3.1) 60 (2.6) 30 (2.9) 27 (2.6) 77 (2.0) 24 (2.7) 23 (2.5) 52 (2.4) 54 (2.6)
500 or more 47 (2.7) 63 (2.6) 29 (2.3) 27 (2.1) 80 (1.9) 27 (2.5) 26 (2.1) 57 (2.6) 52 (2.9)
Community type                                    
City 52 (3.6) 64 (3.9) 31 (2.9) 29 (3.2) 77 (3.1) 28 (2.7) 25 (2.6) 57 (3.3) 52 (4.1)
Suburban 43 (3.0) 63 (3.0) 33 (3.4) 26 (2.7) 82 (2.2) 30 (2.8) 21 (2.7) 52 (3.3) 52 (3.5)
Town 47 (4.6) 64 (4.1) 26 (3.9) 24 (3.0) 79 (3.0) 18 (3.7) 19 (2.9) 48 (4.4) 56 (4.5)
Rural 49 (3.0) 64 (3.1) 27 (2.7) 29 (2.8) 73 (2.7) 17 (2.8) 28 (2.7) 52 (3.1) 49 (3.0)
Region                                    
Northeast 50 (3.8) 64 (3.7) 39 (4.0) 28 (3.3) 82 (2.9) 29 (4.0) 22 (2.9) 50 (3.6) 55 (3.8)
Southeast 53 (3.3) 69 (2.4) 31 (2.7) 36 (2.6) 79 (2.8) 23 (2.7) 29 (2.5) 56 (3.3) 49 (3.1)
Central 44 (3.6) 63 (3.0) 22 (3.1) 25 (2.8) 76 (2.3) 21 (3.3) 22 (2.5) 54 (3.2) 51 (3.2)
West 44 (3.3) 60 (3.0) 31 (2.6) 23 (2.9) 74 (3.1) 25 (3.3) 23 (3.1) 53 (3.5) 51 (3.5)
Percent combined enrollment of Black and other races/ethnicities1                                    
Less than 6 percent 48 (4.3) 64 (3.7) 25 (4.5) 28 (4.8) 75 (3.6) 16 (4.1) 25 (3.4) 52 (3.7) 54 (3.7)
6 to 20 percent 46 (3.5) 65 (4.2) 27 (3.6) 26 (2.4) 80 (2.7) 23 (3.0) 22 (2.8) 51 (3.6) 52 (3.9)
21 to 49 percent 45 (3.2) 62 (3.0) 30 (3.6) 25 (3.0) 75 (3.0) 22 (2.5) 22 (2.8) 51 (3.2) 51 (3.8)
50 percent or more 50 (3.1) 63 (2.9) 36 (3.0) 29 (2.6) 80 (2.4) 33 (2.9) 26 (2.6) 57 (3.6) 51 (3.5)
Percent of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch                                    
0 to 25 percent 48 (3.2) 62 (2.8) 30 (3.3) 26 (2.9) 78 (2.5) 28 (3.1) 24 (3.1) 54 (3.4) 54 (3.6)
26 to 50 percent 45 (3.5) 62 (3.4) 26 (3.0) 25 (3.0) 75 (2.9) 19 (3.4) 25 (2.6) 51 (3.5) 51 (3.3)
51 to 75 percent 48 (3.1) 65 (3.0) 33 (3.0) 30 (2.7) 82 (2.5) 22 (3.1) 21 (2.5) 52 (3.5) 49 (3.3)
76 percent or more 49 (4.1) 68 (3.6) 33 (4.1) 30 (3.1) 79 (3.7) 30 (3.7) 24 (3.4) 56 (3.9) 52 (4.3)
1 Other races/ethnicities include Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native students.
NOTE: Arts specialists are education professionals with a teaching certificate in an arts discipline—such as music, visual arts, dance, or drama/theatre—who provide separate instruction in that discipline.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Fast Response Survey System, “Survey of Elementary School Music Specialists,” FRSS 102M, 2009–10.

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