A (Major) Case for an Overhaul of the Current Music Education Curriculum

I spent half of my childhood in the band room at my school. My dad is a music teacher — and in a small town that meant band, chorus, music theory, general music, individual instrumental lessons and everything else imaginable. His love for band and choral music is readily apparent, and can be exemplified by his Master’s thesis on “Wind Bands in the 1900's.”

I spent many mornings setting up chairs, stands, and chorus risers. I spent summer days moving percussion around and putting sheet music into score order…