2nd Annual Young Composers Contest

2nd Annual Young Composers Contest

In our annual celebration of Make Music Day, MakeMusic is again hosting a composition contest for young composers, aged 13-21. The winner will receive cash and other prizes. In addition, their composition will be performed live in select cities as part of national Make Music Day celebrations.

Contest Entry Details

Entries can be created in any notation software.

More Flexible Pricing for the New SmartMusic

More Flexible Pricing for the New SmartMusic

Today we are very excited to announce a new pricing model for SmartMusic. Now music educators can get started with the new SmartMusic for just $40!

We created the new SmartMusic to make the benefits of SmartMusic more accessible to more students (including those on Chromebooks). But music educators have told us they also require more flexibility when purchasing SmartMusic for their students.

SmartMusic Repertoire Update: February 2018

SmartMusic Repertoire Update: February 2018

Our Valentine’s Day gift to you is an assorted box of new repertoire!

Ensemble Titles

This month we’ve added 22 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library. Included are pieces for choir, concert band, jazz ensemble, string orchestra, and full orchestra. View the complete list.

Solos

As we mentioned last month, we also continue to add solos to new SmartMusic.

Featured Content: Frank Ticheli’s Amazing Grace

Featured Content: Frank Ticheli’s "Amazing Grace"

This month we feature Frank Ticheli’s classic arrangement of Amazing Grace. This powerful grade 3 band piece is suitable for middle school through college bands, and community bands.

To view the score and hear the recording simultaneously, first click the play button:


 
Then follow along in the score by clicking the fullscreen icon in the bottom right corner of the score window below.

Free Ebook: The Educator’s Guide to Classroom Data

Educator’s Guide to Classroom Data

The right classroom data can drive administrative decisions. It can help you communicate effectively with parents. Most importantly, it can aid student development and success.

We’ve compiled tips – from music educators across the country – on what data to collect and how to best share it. We’ve even included tips on how to manage data (which can be helpful if massaging a database isn’t your idea of a fun Friday night).

New SmartMusic Repertoire Update: January 2018

Every month on this blog we list new titles that have been added to the SmartMusic repertoire library. To avoid confusion, we typically list only those titles that have been added to both new SmartMusic and classic SmartMusic.

Something New

This month we’re doing something a little different.

Quick Peek at the New SmartMusic: Simplifying Assignments

Quick Peek at the New SmartMusic: Simplifying Assignments

We are continually improving and adding features to the new SmartMusic. We created this ”Quick Peek” blog series to share 30-second video glimpses of how this progress can help you in your classroom. 

Time is always in short supply, so creating and sending SmartMusic assignments needs to be as simple and efficient as possible.

Mastering Student Data with SmartMusic

Mastering Student Data With SmartMusic

Managing data can be incredibly useful for your program. You can successfully manage fundraisers, demonstrate value (and progress) to administrators, and improve your communication with parents.

But your students have to come first.

Dealing with student data has come a long way since pencils, paper, and a sheet of graph paper.

Quick Peek at the New SmartMusic:
Introducing Practice Analytics

Quick Peek at the New SmartMusic: Introducing Practice Analytics

We are continually improving and adding features to the new SmartMusic. We created this ”Quick Peek” blog series to share 30-second video glimpses of how this progress can help you in your classroom.

Today we’ll peek at a brand new feature we call Practice Analytics.

The Practice Analytics tool allows students to see and track their own practice time.