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:
ACDA Eastern Division Jr. High/Middle School R & R Repertoire List
Massachusetts ACDA Jr. High/Middle School R & R Reading Session Lists
Maryland Music Educators Association Music List
University Interscholastic League, Prescribed Music List
J.W. Pepper State and Festival Lists
New York State School Music Association, NYSSMA Manual
Directing The Choral Music Program, 2nd Edition by Kenneth Phillips. It has an extensive appendices of repertoire lists.