Introducing: STEPS Strategies & Tools Encouraging Proficient Sightsinging

Introducing:  STEPS Strategies & Tools Encouraging Proficient Sightsinging

A New Book by Denise Eaton and Janice Bradshaw To be published Winter 2017   Veteran choral teachers Denise Eaton and Janice Bradshaw have teamed up to produce STEPS Strategies & Tools Encouraging Proficient Sightsinging, an exciting new Sight Reading program to assist Middle and High School vocal students learn to negotiate scales, intervals and…

Catching up with Larry Clark

Catching up with Larry Clark

Catching up with Larry Clark Composer, Author, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief at Carl Fischer Music   Larry Clark is at the forefront of publishing music and books for school ensembles.  2017 has been an extremely fruitful year for him in producing new compositions and arrangements for band and orchestra, including Dream Engine, Power March, Angel…

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…

Teach Yourself to Play Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Teach Yourself to Play Bach’s Goldberg Variations

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…