SmartMusic Repertoire Released: 20 Ensemble Titles

SmartMusic Repertoire Released

We recently added another 20 new ensemble titles to the growing collection of SmartMusic repertoire. Among the pieces for Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, String Orchestra and Full Orchestra included in this batch are:

Nautical Bits & Pieces (Based on Favorite Sea and River Songs)

Nautical Bits and Pieces

As the title suggests, “Nautical Bits & Pieces” contains short excerpts from eight well-known sea and river songs.

Bicycles and Music

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June is bike month in Colorado. While MakeMusic will participate in Bike to Work Day on June 24, bikes are a significant part of our world every other day, too. Moderate weather, ample bike paths, and encouragement from our upstairs neighbors at TrainingPeaks all contribute to making our office bike-friendly all year round.

SmartMusic Repertoire Released: 19 Ensemble Titles

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We recently added another 19 new ensemble titles to the growing collection of SmartMusic repertoire. This batch included pieces for Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, String Orchestra and Full Orchestra.

Title Comp/Arr Publisher Music Type Pepper Level Night on Fire (from “The Soul Has Many Motions”) Mackey, John Osti Music, Inc.

Recognize an Educator Who Shaped Your Life


In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, we’re inviting you to share stories of music educators who helped shape your life. In appreciation, we’ll send a Starbucks gift card to the first 50 people who post such a story before 3 p.m. eastern time on Friday, May 8, either as a comment here, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page.

SmartMusic and Mac OS X 10.10.3

Are you using SmartMusic and Mac OS X 10.10.3 (or are you considering doing so)?

If so, you may encounter something like this:

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If you do, you can safely click YES to ignore these errors: SmartMusic will subsequently run swimmingly.

What’s going on?

SmartMusic Repertoire Released: 20 Ensemble Titles

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Last week we added 20 new ensemble titles to the growing collection of SmartMusic repertoire, including pieces for Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, String Orchestra and Full Orchestra.

Title Comp/Arr Publisher Music Type Pepper Level Just Swingin’ By Sherburne, Erik C.L. Barnhouse Jazz Ensemble ME Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing Standridge, Randall Grand Mesa Concert Band ME Loyalty (March) Clark, Larry Carl Fischer Concert Band VE Memories of Spring Hill Lee, Robert Carl Fischer Concert Band E Triumph of the Argonauts Sheldon, Robert Alfred Concert Band M Sticks Adderly, Julian; Kamuf, Mike Belwin Jazz Ensemble ME Embraceable You Gershwin, George; Gershwin, Ira; Meader, Darmon Belwin Jazz Ensemble MA Song from M*A*S*H Altman, Mike; Mandel, Johnny; Denton, John Belwin Jazz Ensemble M Recorda me Henderson, Joe; Berg, Kris Belwin Jazz Ensemble MA Cheep Tricks Berg, Kris Belwin Jazz Ensemble M Burn Barrett, Roland Belwin Concert Band M Silversword (‘Ahinahina o Maui) Strommen, Carl Belwin Concert Band ME Quest for the Grail Mogensen, Michael TRN Full Orchestra M Vivaldi’s Autumn Seasonings Vivaldi, Antonio; Monday, Deborah Baker Kjos String Orchestra VE Olaf and the Elf Maiden (Olafur Liljuros) Folk Song; Newbold, Soon Hee FJH String Orchestra VE Andante Cantabile Gounod, Charles; Moreno, Matthew Grand Mesa String Orchestra MA Symphony No.

Attend a SmartMusic Workshop near You


No matter where you are in your SmartMusic journey, we’re ready to help.

This summer we’re conducting SmartMusic workshops all across the map. We’ll travel from Tacoma to Tampa, visiting dozens of stops along the way, to make sure there’s a workshop near you.

Are you just starting to introduce SmartMusic to your students, or ready to fully integrate it into your program?

Meet Grammy Music Educator of the Year Jared Cassedy

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In February the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation selected one music educator – from a pool of more than 7,000 nominees – for their 2015 Music Educator Award: Jared Cassedy, the director of bands at Windham High School in Windham, New Hampshire.

This was the latest of several accolades paid to Jared, who was named “Outstanding Young Band Director of the Year” by the New Hampshire Band Director’s Association in 2011, and was nominated for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year in 2014.

SmartMusic and Texas Proclamation 2015

Did you know that SmartMusic has been approved as instructional materials for music education as part of Texas Proclamation 2015?

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This may open up funding for you to get SmartMusic in your classroom. This PDF from the TEA has information about instructional materials submitted for music at the secondary school levels.

Meet Dr. Fenton Higgensbottom

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The question we are most often asked about SmartMusic is “When will it support the jaw harp?”

We at MakeMusic are keenly aware that the jaw harp has eclipsed even the Lur in popularity among conservatory-level instrumental performers. Our challenge has been to properly coax the SmartMusic technology to accurately assess the complex nature of the jaw harp’s unique timbre.