ELs, low-income students, and racial minorities are underrepresented in school music programs. This study of 15 large high schools in 12 southeastern states seeks to understand the role music educators have in including students from diverse, marginalized groups. The results indicate that while there has been an increase in music educators' commitment to including more diverse groups, they lack the strategies needed to accommodate these students. The authors suggest reforming school music programs to focus on student-service more and musical productions less.
Teaching Methods and Strategies