Sectional courses are intended to give students more individualized attention and instruction on their respective instrument. Sectionals are similar to a private lesson setting, but done in small groups. All MS and HS students participate in sectionals. Sectional teachers are professional guest artists that work with students specifically on technique, fingering, tone, musicality, repertoire and phrasing on their particular instrument. As well, sectional teachers help support students with their ensemble repertoire as well as exposing them to grade level appropriate solo repertoire. This is a graded course and students are expected to treat sectionals as they would a private lesson.