Stephen Budiansky's BAD Music archives
articles and taks about why they play so much really awful pseudo-music in school band and chorus, and what to do about it

  • The Kids Play Great, But That Music (Washington Post, 2005)
  • The quality of repertoire in school music programs: literature review, analysis, and discussion (WASBE Journal, 2005
  • The Repertoire is the Curriculum: Getting Back to Basics in Music Education (WASBE talk, 2009)
  • Talk to the College Band Directors National Association, Eastern Division West Chester, Pennsylvania March 13, 2010