I express my sincere appreciation to James Hutchens, of the Ohio State University (OSU), for his guidance and sage advice throughout this research project and to Louis Lankford and Patricia Stuhr, of OSU, for their incisive criticisms and suggestions. My thanks go to Ralph Smith and Ralph Page, of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, for encouragement of my work and to the Getty Center for Education in the Arts for providing needed financial support. The technical assistance of Susan Anderson and Roz Singer is gratefully appreciated. To my brother, John, my respect for blazing this same trail before me. Finally, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to my wife Susan and son Nathaniel, without whose patience, understanding, and inspiration this book could not have been completed.