Chamber Music for the Elementary Grades
AbstractChamber Music for the Elem entar y Grades Myron Sandler In the January 1955 issue of "Ovcrture"c-thc official journal of the Mulsicians Mutual Protective Association, Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians-a double-page spread is devoted to the chamber music workshop for elementary grades dcscribed in Mr. Sanldlcr's article. "A major factor," says the Overture, "'i the success of the workshop conceived by Myron of Local 47, was the zvholehearted cooperation Sandler, a miceber of two organizations and their leaders: WIilliam Hartshorn, supervisor in charge of the muisic education branch of the Los Angeles Board of Education, and John te Grocn, presidentt of Local 47 of the A. F. of M. "Experimental laboratory sessions held before elementary school principals, music supervisors and children's groups ranging in ages from six to eleven, are receivcd with enthusiasm, confirming our belief that chamber vmusic, if presented in a well-organized fashion, geared to the tastes of the very young without sacrificing high standards of quality, can. be thoroughly and healthfully inte-c grated into a child's way of life, assuring us of better, more musical audieniccs in the future. "The workshop engages two performing groups: the Mallory String Quartet in which Mr.