The purpose of this instrumental case study was to examine the impact of the Haystack Steelpan Program on the development of professional development opportunities for those interested in playing and directing steel bands in K-12 schools, colleges and community. The article chronicles the development of steel bands in the United States from 1982 – 1989 and includes interviews with participants in the program during that time. As a result, themes of networking, exposure to new music and teaching methods, and increased access and capacity for growth for the steelpan art form emerged. The study concludes with recommendations for future research that would provide documentation to advocate for the future of steel bands as ensembles in the Academy and beyond. The author provides print, video and website resources for the reader.
Haskett, Brandon L.
"A Case Study of Early Professional Development Opportunities for Steel
Band Directors in the United States: The Haystack Steelpan Program,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 25, Article 7.
Available at: https://opencommons.uconn.edu/vrme/vol25/iss1/7