Excerpt from Music and Life: A Study of the Relations, Between Ourselves and Music During the last twenty or thirty years there has been an ermous increase in the United States of what may be called institutional music. We have built opera houses, we have formed many new orchestras, and we have es tablished the teaching of music in nearly all our public and private schools and colleges, so that a casual person observing all this, hearing from boastful lips how many millions per an num we spend on music, and adding up the various columns into one grand total, might arrive at the conclusion that we are really a musical people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.