Required Music List - Orchestra
Revised 2020: The KSHSAA has approved updating the PML every two years.
The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) as recommended by
the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) has adopted a Required Music List
for KSHSAA State Music Festivals -Large Groups. The Required Music List identifies
quality literature which music educators believe should be rehearsed and performed to
present an acceptable and educational music performance. The Required Music List
will be updated every three years by KSHSAA and KMEA with revisions provided by
Kansas American String Teachers Association (KsASTA). This music list has been revised
for the 2021-2022 school years. In 2020, Michelle Sweeten, KCKPS-Sumner Academy,
formed a new committee for final submissions to the list. KSHSAA wishes to thank Michelle
Sweeten, Committee Chair; Angela Diaw, KCKPS; Cori Simmons, KCKPS; Joan Crull, Hays
High School; Eric Crawford, Wichita-East High School. Web posting of the Required Music List
and enforcement of music policies will be the responsibility of the KSHSAA. Due to the
constant change in music publishing companies, this information is subject to change.
Orchestra Literature Requirements:
At least one
be selected from the Required Music List in the appropriate classification. The
school’s second designated group may perform music from one classification
lower than their first large group. EXAMPLE:
The second orchestra from a 5A or
6A school may select literature from the 3A and 4A Required Music List.
Classification — Required Performance Level
- 1A and 2A — Level II or Above
- 3A and 4A — Level III or Above
- 5A and 6A — Level IV or Above
String orchestras and full orchestras, with their principal's consent, may request
permission to perform literature from one classification lower than the required level. All
requests correctly submitted will be automatically approved. Similar requests must be
NOTE: School groups not meeting the music literature requirements
will not be allowed to perform. If discovered during or after the performance,
"Comments Only" will be recorded and a letter of non-compliance mailed to
the school's principal.