Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project: Interview with Carol Bryant
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Carol Bryant came to Wayzata School District in 1986 and was principal of Plymouth Creek Elementary School at the time of her retirement in 1999. Before coming to Wayzata, she had served as an elementary principal in Stillwater, as math coordinator at the senior high in Spring Lake Park and as an elementary and senior high classroom teacher for approximately twenty years. After her retirement she was a faculty member at St. Mary's University, Twin Cities Campus and is presently serving as a consultant at a parochial school in International Falls. Carol was raised in an opera-loving household, and as a child studied piano for a number of years. She started her college studies as a music theory major, and during her career in education she has been a strong advocate for the arts. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Carol begins by describing her own background in education and the arts, remembers the positive qualities of the Wayzata elementary string program as she observed it at Plymouth Creek Elementary, and discusses the importance of arts education in the public schools. She talks about the benefit of early music study on the development of the child, describes some of the administrative difficulties encountered with pullout programs, and, finally, projects the future of strings in Wayzata while lamenting the demise of the current program.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
14 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:34:59 running time
Creation Interviewer: Weber, Lynne
Interviewee: Bryant, Carol
Made in Saint Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/04/2001
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 109
Accession Number AV2007.12.5
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project'

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