Repertoire Spotlight: Bruce Pearson and Festival Solos

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This week we added 26 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library. Included are new pieces for concert band, jazz band, and string orchestra. View the complete list.  

Featured Release

In addition to the new ensemble titles, we’ve also added “Standard of Excellence Festival Solos, Book 3,” by Bruce Pearson, Mary Elledge, and Dave Hagedorn.

SmartMusic Repertoire Update: May 2016

SmartMusic May Repertoire Release

This week we added 24 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library.  This is in addition to the six Frank Ticheli titles announced last week. Included are new pieces for concert band, jazz ensemble, and string orchestra:

Title Comp/Arr Publisher Music Type Pepper Level Adrenaline Rush Foster, Robert E.

Frank Ticheli Music Now in SmartMusic

Frank Ticheli Music Now in SmartMusic

Back in February MakeMusic announced a new partnership with Manhattan Beach Music, publishers of the music of Timothy Broege, Bob Margolis, Michael Markowski, Steve Rouse, Frank Ticheli, and many other fine concert band composers and arrangers.

Today we’re excited to announce that the first batch of Manhattan Beach titles is now available in SmartMusic.

SmartMusic Repertoire Update: April 2016

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This week we added 24 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library. Included are new pieces for choir, concert band, jazz ensemble, string orchestra, and full orchestra (a full list appears below).

The SmartMusic carousel has also been updated, and in recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month, we have added a Jazz Appreciation Month category, featuring more than 90 jazz titles including methods, solo transcriptions, big band charts, and more.

SmartMusic Repertoire Update: March 2016

SmartMusic Repertoire Update March 2016

This week we added 25 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library. Included are new pieces for choir, concert band, jazz ensemble, and string orchestra (a full list appears below). Also added (but not listed) is an additional method, Do It! Play in Band, which includes several features not seen in a SmartMusic method previously, including play-along (call and response) and improvisation exercises.

Manhattan Beach Music Partnership Announced

Here’s a recent tweet to @SmartMusic:

Frank Ticheli Request Tweet

This is certainly not the first time someone has requested the music of Frank Ticheli!

We created the  SmartMusic Repertoire Request page to provide a means for educators to let us know what titles they’d most like to see added to the SmartMusic library.

SmartMusic Repertoire Update: February 2016

February Repertoire Update

This week we added 28 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library. Included are new pieces for choir, concert band, jazz ensemble, and string orchestra (a full list appears below). The SmartMusic carousel has also been updated, and in recognition of February being Black History Month, we have added a Black History Month category, as well as the MakeMusic Improv Series, which we’ll feature in greater detail next week.

SmartMusic Repertoire Update: January 2016

SmartMusic Repertoire Update for January 2016

Yesterday we added 26 new ensemble titles to the SmartMusic Repertoire Library. Included are new pieces for choir, concert band, jazz ensemble, and string orchestra.

It’s been a busy week. In addition to publishing the new titles we’ve also:

Updated SmartMusic for Mac, Windows, and iOS providing enhanced compatibility with accompaniments made with Finale 2014.5 (these accompaniments can now playback premium instrument sounds including those from any Garritan library), Made several minor improvements to the SmartMusic Gradebook, and Updated the SmartMusic carousel to include a new Baroque tile and to promote the Movie genre via a timely Star Wars collection.