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In a survey of American secondary schools, Elpus and Abril (2011) found that only twenty-one percent of seniors participated in their school music programs. If we want to provide our entire student populations with the highest quality of music education, one that fits their needs, passions, and interests, shouldn’t we be striving for more ways to include all students? There should be multiple ways for students to showcase their successes and talents in music; we need to expand our music offerings beyond traditional ensembles.
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