Here at SmartMusic, as musicians and educators ourselves, we understand how much time and preparation goes into each and every class, rehearsal, lesson, and performance. Though spring has only just sprung, we’re already looking ahead to next school year and all the ways that we can help you, as teachers, to be as prepared as possible. (Spoiler—we’re not raising our prices, just the value of your subscription!)
Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect from SmartMusic in the coming year.
What’s New in SmartMusic
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of some exciting recent developments.
This past February, we took the Playlist feature in SmartMusic to a new level with the launch of Playlist Sharing, giving teachers and students the ability to share their custom SmartMusic Playlists through a link. These links can be distributed via email, shared on social media, or hosted on a website or LMS for easy access. Learn more.
Sharing Sight Reading Builder Exercises
Now students can practice unlimited sight reading in SmartMusic without needing an assignment—teachers can share Sight Reading Builder exercises via a shared link. Sight Reading Builder content can also be organized into a playlist, giving students endless practice opportunities. Learn more.
Coming Soon to SmartMusic
An In-app Instructional Video Library
That’s right—a video library! Adding to our expansive repertoire library, SmartMusic will soon house over 1,000 instructional videos from our friends at MusicProfessor—at no additional cost to users. These pedagogically sound videos will initially offer beginning band students expert instruction on instrument setup, technique, tone, and more, further supporting both in-class teaching and independent learning.
Improved App Navigation
Our product team is working directly with users to incorporate their feedback and create a better navigation experience within SmartMusic. The ultimate goal is to provide quick and easy access to the tasks users need to complete and make it much easier to visit any part of the app from any page.
New & Improved Single Sign-On Process
This back-to-school, we’ll offer a new way for teachers and students to connect with SmartMusic. Expanding on our implementation of Single Sign-On through GG4L last back to school, teachers and students will have a direct, simplified way to create and access SmartMusic accounts through Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas.
Thousands of New Educational Titles from Edition Peters
On the heels of our recently-announced partnership with Edition Peters, we’re adding their entire educational catalog exclusively world wide in SmartMusic. This includes thousands of new titles to our Digital Sheet Music Library which we will add progressively to our Interactive Library. This will bring a breadth of solo, piano, and choral rep like voces8, to our growing library.
New Purchase Process for Individual Subscriptions
Interested in purchasing a single teacher subscription, or having students self-fund their own subscriptions? We’ll soon be simplifying that process with the ability to purchase individual subscriptions directly from our website.
As you develop plans for the next school year—whether that includes prepping your budget, learning about federal funding, recruiting and retaining students, using SmartMusic in the classroom, or advocating for your program—explore our Educator Toolkit with resources on all of the above, and more!