There is nothing quite like performing in person, but Brian Balmages and SmartMusic have the next best thing: Virtual Conductor. Now you can play along in SmartMusic, record and download your performance, all while performing under the baton of the composer!
Available Ensemble Titles
The following list represents current titles featuring the virtual conductor option. If additional titles are added, they will be found here.
All pieces are composed by Brian Balmages and published by The FJH Music Company.
|Falcon Fanfare||Band||Medium Easy|
|Endless Rainbows||Band||Medium Easy|
|The Abandoned Funhouse||String Orchestra||Beginning|
|Wood Splitter Fanfare||String Orchestra||Easy|
|Rhythm Dances||String Orchestra||Medium Advanced|
Choose the piece, your instrument, and click the link below to open up your part in SmartMusic for free!
Please note that the Virtual Conductor feature can only be accessed via the links below. Virtual Conductor only works in Google Chrome, does not work on iPad, and ad blockers need to be turned off. To access all features in SmartMusic, please create a free SmartMusic account.
Brian Balmages is an award-winning composer and conductor. His music has been performed throughout the world, including premieres at the College Band Directors National Conference, the Midwest Clinic, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. He is a recipient of the A. Austin Harding Award from the American School Band Directors Association and the Distinguished Alumni Award from James Madison University. As a conductor, Mr. Balmages enjoys regular engagements with all-state bands and orchestras as well as international appearances in Canada, Australia and Italy. He is Director of Instrumental Publications for The FJH Music Company and Assistant Director of Bands and Orchestras at Towson University.