Share Paper: A Study of Access to the Performing Arts Across Six Metro Areas in Texas from November 2019 to March 2020

  1. Dan Keast, The University of Texas Permian Basin, United States

Abstract: Students in the performing arts of West Texas colleges and universities have limited options to attend a variety of professional music, dance, and theatrical productions to fill their degree requirements. As students, they must observe other artists to see the craft, hear repertoire, and learn to engage in a scholarly discussion of the performance using appropriate vocabulary from their major courses. With fewer options for attendance, students’ quality of education is hampered. The region of West Texas known as the Permian Basin is geographically isolated from the state’s primary population center along interstate 35 running north/south in the middle of ...