New Repertoire Plus Music Showcased at Midwest Clinic

New Repertoire Plus Music Showcased at Midwest Clinic

This month we added 31 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library. Included are new pieces for concert band, jazz band, and string orchestra. View the complete list.  

Midwest Clinic

Many of the new titles added this month will be performed at the Midwest Clinic, the international band and orchestra conference that happens in Chicago every December.

Holiday-Themed Solos for Your Students

Holiday-Themed Solos for Your Students

As we approach the upcoming holiday season, you may wish to encourage your students to perform holiday-themed music at home. This can create some wonderful memories, especially when done as families gather for celebrations. We did this with our kids, and it was especially enjoyed by their visiting grandparents.

Help Brian Balmages Support the Homeless

Help Brian Balmages Support the Homeless

11/29/2017 UPDATE: Brian Balmages is again working to help others this holiday season (and he’s just a few hundred dollars from his goal). Learn more at https://www.gofundme.com/a-solitary-wish-band-homeless.

Brian Balmages is an award-winning composer, conductor, producer, and performer. His music for winds, brass, and orchestra is frequently performed by everything from beginning elementary groups to world-class professional ensembles.

SmartMusic Repertoire Spotlight: Holiday Music

Repertoire Spotlight: Holiday Music

This month we added 39 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library.  Holiday music is featured in this collection. Included are new pieces for concert band, jazz ensemble, string orchestra, and choir.

Title Comp/Arr Publisher Music Type Pepper Level A la Media Noche (At the Hour of Midnight) – 3 Part Mixed Gilpin, Greg; Traditional Puerto Rican Carol Alfred Choir ME Away in a Manger – SATB Anonymous; McFarland, John T.; Kirkpatrick, William J.; Howe, Thomas GIA Publications Inc Choir ME Candlelight Canon – SATB Beck, Andy Alfred Choir E Carol of the Bells – SAB Leontovich, M.; Wilhousky, Peter J.; Kupferschmid, Steve BriLee Choir E Darkest Midnight in December, The – SATB Traditional Irish; Main, Stephen; Devereux, Rev.

October Repertoire Spotlight on New Choral Music

October Repertoire Spotlight on New Choral Music

Last week we added 40 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library. Included are new pieces for concert band, jazz band, string orchestra and choir. View the complete list.  

Featured Release

This month’s additions include ten new titles of choral music. In celebration, we’re highlighting one piece in particular: Christine Donkin’s In Flanders Field.

Talking with Frank Ticheli about “Making Music Matter”

Talking with Frank Ticheli about "Making Music Matter"

“Making Music Matter” is a new beginning band method created by Frank Ticheli and Gregory B. Rudgers and published by Manhattan Beach Music. You can flip though the pages of the teacher’s edition below:

I’m delighted to announce that “Making Music Matter” was added to SmartMusic this month.