* This paper was presented in the APSMER 2007, at the University of Chulalongkorn, Bangkok, Thailand.
UCSCAM (United Chinese Schools’ Committee Association of Malaysia) is a non government organization; it is also regarded as the headquarters of all Chinese Private High Schools in Malaysia. The curriculum bureau of UCSCAM takes care of the schools’ curriculum development. The organization had published three complete music textbooks for junior music classroom teaching since 1998, however, the organization has never been able to master the comprehensive understanding of the implementation of music education among all Chinese Private High Schools throughout the entire nation.
Hence, a survey has been done in 2005 using questionnaires, interviews and observations respectively on each school’s music education implementation, the music teachers’ background, the current music teaching materials, the music teaching equipment, the extracurricular music activities, the methods of assessments and the teachers’ general opinion to the current states. The objective of this survey is to help the organization to know comprehensively the overall development of the recent music education implementation among all Chinese Private High Schools in Malaysia, and to take this as basis into constructing a brighter future for the schools.