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Most states mandate minimum time for music. To check this out for your state, visit the Arts Education State Policy Database provided by the Arts Education Partnership:

Here’s what I found:
Indiana Administrative Code defines arts curriculum at each level with recommended minutes: 511 IAC 6.1-5-2.5 Elementary curriculum and recommended minutes.
“(m) The following time allocations are recommended for the curriculum listed in subsections (b) through (k):
Music: Grade Level 1, 2, and 3, Weekly Minimum, 60 minutes
Music: Grade Level 4, 5, and 6, Weekly Minimum, 90 minutes”
Indiana Administrative Code, 2010 Edition, Page 12

You may want to discuss your situation with your district supervisor. Good luck!

Linda Brown
NAfME Staff