Finding great, appropriate literature every year for middle school ensembles is difficult. There are so many new pieces published each year and how many catalogs can one teacher peruse? In addition, teachers want quality literature that addresses the many facets of middle school music, including changing vocal ranges, appropriate texts, a variety of styles and genres, etc. How do you find the best ‘tried and true’ music for your ensemble? To discover great repertoire for your ensembles, consider exploring the following resources.

ACDA Repertoire Lists

ACDA National Jr. High/Middle School R & R Repertoire Lists and Other Suggested Repertoire:

https://acda.org/ACDA/Repertoire_Resources/Youth/Junior_High_Middle_School/ACDA/Repertoire_and_Resources/Youth/Junior_High_Middle_School.aspx?hkey=7b2005d4-318c-43ae-aa84-451ed2b393ed

ACDA Eastern Division Jr. High/Middle School R & R Repertoire List
http://acdaeast.org/rep-and-resource/youth-choirs__trashed/jrhigh-and-middle-school-choirs/

Massachusetts ACDA Jr. High/Middle School R & R Reading Session Lists
http://massacda.org/repertoire-standards/middle-school/

Other Resources

Maryland Music Educators Association Music List
http://www.mmea-maryland.org/new-page-1/

University Interscholastic League, Prescribed Music List
https://wwwdev.uiltexas.org/music/pml

J.W. Pepper State and Festival Lists
https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/services-state-festival.jsp

New York State School Music Association, NYSSMA Manual
https://www.nyssma.org/committees/manual/

Directing The Choral Music Program, 2nd Edition by Kenneth Phillips. It has an extensive appendices of repertoire lists.

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