Music, School of


Date of this Version



Music Educators Journal 105:1 (September 2018), pp. 21–27.

doi: 10.1177/0027432118777790


Copyright © 2018 Danni Gilbert; published by the National Association for Music Education and SAGE. Used by permission.


This article describes the inclusive experience of a student with visual impairment in secondary band settings. Information obtained from students with visual impairments who have experienced active participation in school music ensembles may provide much-needed insight into instructional strategies that could improve inclusion. Many music educators believe they lack adequate resources and training in including students with visual impairments. Therefore, a deeper understanding of the experience of participating in secondary performing ensembles from the viewpoints of students can help guide the efforts of those involved in their music education.