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Innovative Harmonies: Exploring the Societal Impacts and Business Viability of Music Education in U.S. Military-Style High Schools

Ruiyan Fang, Yiming Hong


This paper explores the multifaceted role of music education in U.S. military-style high schools, providing an in-depth assessment of the impact of music programs on student discipline, cognitive and emotional development, and social cohesion in the unique educational environment of military schools. In addition, the dissertation delves into the viability of business programs for music education, suggesting innovative business models that could sustain and expand these programs. These models include partnerships with musical instrument manufacturers, subscription-based digital platforms, and the organization of music events that can generate additional revenue for schools. The goal of this paper is to help military schools strike a balance between maintaining a high level of education and obtaining a stable financial source that fosters stronger social values and provides students with diverse educational options.


U.S. military-style high school; Military academy; Music education system; Innovative business model; Stable financial source; Education reform.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v8i2.13048