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The Two Rs: Recruitment and Retention

As an elementary school orchestra and general music teacher, I have heard these two words countless times over the last ten years of my teaching career.

Avoiding 9th Grade Attrition: Strategies for an Effective Transition to your High School Music Program


The transition between middle school and high school is a critical time for music students. With the growing pressure to take on more academic rigor and increased opportunities to participate in activities and groups at the high school, many students and families can feel anxious about balancing these various interests and time commitments.