Louisiana Music Teachers Association 2017

Louisiana Music Teachers Association 2017

SheetMusicDeals.com is proud to support the Louisiana Music Teachers Association Convention.  Held at the University of New Orleans on October 12-13, 2017, this year’s LMTA Conference features Alfred’s piano publication presented in two action packed sessions: Piano for Life Alfred Showcase:  From Solo to Concerto:  Variety in the Studio Key Presenters at the conference are Dr. E.L.…

Building Expressive Singing Through Quality Literature by Dr. Gary Packwood

Building Expressive Singing Through Quality Literature by Dr. Gary Packwood

When I think about how to develop expressive singing in my Junior High and High School choirs, I am reminded of Stephen Covey’s book title, Start with the End in Mind.   Skill development, learning, drilling and memorizing occupies most rehearsal and private practice time.  In the midst of the long and complex road to performance,…

Reading Session with Dr. Gary Packwood at the JSU Choral Symposium

Reading Session with Dr. Gary Packwood at the JSU Choral Symposium

SMD is proud to sponsor a Reading Session by Gary Packwood on September 15 at the Jackson State University Symposium.  Dr. Packwood is the Program Administrator and Director of Choral Activities at Mississippi State University.  He leads and conducts the Women of State, Men of State, and the MSU Singers. Prior to this appointment, Dr.…

Welcome Walton Music/GIA!

SheetMusicDeals.com is proud to carry Walton Music/a division of GIA publications!  This means you can get more choral repetitore from SheetMusicDeals, your everyday music store!

Reading Session for Sept. 11, 2017 with Dr. Leonard Raybon

Reading Session for Sept. 11, 2017 with Dr. Leonard Raybon

SheetMusicDeals.com is delighted to sponsor Dr. Leonard Raybon’s Reading Session at Mississippi State University’s Seventh Choral Colloquium organized by Dr. Gary Packwood. Dr. Raybon is a vocal teacher, Director of Choirs and Chairman of the Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University in New Orleans.  He is the resident musical director and conductor of the…

So, You Want to Learn the Goldbergs?

So, You Want to Learn the Goldbergs?

One of the great joys – and great challenges – of the piano and harpsichord literature is to learn Bach’s Goldberg Variations.  Literature about the variations abounds, including complex technical analyses of its composition; however, few books support performers with high school or college level instruction to learn the piece on their own initiative.  This blog…

2017 Fall Choral Repertoire Selections by Denise Eaton

2017 Fall Choral Repertoire Selections by Denise Eaton

As summer is coming to a close, repertoire selection is topmost in Choir Directors’ minds.  Selection of engaging, challenging and stimulating pieces is one of the most important decisions that Choir Directors make.  As you think about the skills you want your choirs to develop, pick repertoire that excites you so that you are motivated…

Meet Michael John Trotta from the July 2017 Reading by SMD

Meet Michael John Trotta from the July 2017 Reading by SMD

Michael John Trotta is one of the most “exciting and prominent new composers of choral music,” a sought-after conductor, and dynamic clinician. He brings an “intimate knowledge of the human voice,” a “rare sensitivity to the capabilities of a choral ensemble,” and years of experience as an inspiring educator to thousands of singers each year.…