Vertical Alignment Between Elementary and Middle School Music Programs: Can We Talk?

Vertical Alignment Between Elementary and Middle School Music Programs

Sixth-grade band, orchestra, and choir directors face a complex challenge when starting their new ensembles each year. Sixth-grade students are diverse. Some come from strong music programs with adequate resources while others come from weaker music programs with fewer resources to offer students. In addition, students come from ethnically and socio-economically diverse elementary schools.