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    • The Show Must Go On: Gator’s Masks Protect Singers from Any Unwanted Show Stoppers

      In its commitment to protect musicians, bands, singers, music educators, and students, Gator designed instrument and face mask solutions that follow recommendations from the NFHS’ (National Federation of State High Schools) performing arts aerosol study. “We wanted to be very thorough and thoughtful in our research and development, so we connected directly with NFHS on their scientific studies to […]

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    • Hal Leonard Serves Over 5,000 Teachers with First-Ever Virtual Music Education Summit

      Hal Leonard has just completed its first-ever virtual music education summit, focusing on looking forward to returning and rebuilding school music programs this fall. The event included two days of presentations from a diverse group of experts in the field discussing a wide range of student-centered topics, including social-emotional learning, equity, diversity, inclusion, special needs, community […]

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    • Disney Songs Now Available on Hal Leonard’s ArrangeMe® Sheet Music Self-Publishing Platform

      Arrangers worldwide are now able to self-publish their own sheet music adaptations of Disney songs thanks to a new agreement between Disney Music Publishing and Hal Leonard for the publisher’s ArrangeMe platform. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Disney songs to the ArrangeMe catalog,” said Larry Morton, Hal Leonard CEO. “With timeless songs from […]

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    • Avid Unveils Sibelius Mobile App Placing Powerful Notation Tools at Music Creators’ Fingertips Everywhere They Go

      Sibelius users gain new mobile workflows with iPad app to compose anywhere Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced the release of the Sibelius® for mobile iOS app, extending professional music notation workflows to iPad for the tens of thousands of composers, orchestrators and arrangers who have Sibelius subscriptions. Available immediately for download, Sibelius for mobile lets […]

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    • Native Instruments releases PIANO COLORS in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments

      Native Instruments today released PIANO COLORS, the latest addition to their range of KONTAKT-based instruments, created in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments. PIANO COLORS reimagines the sonic capabilities of a grand piano by combining a curated library of samples, recorded with a range of extended playing techniques, with truly state-of-the-art modulation features. The extensive collection of […]

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    • Casio PX-S1100 Digital Piano Provides Improved Tone, New Bluetooth Capability

      Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of the PX-S1100, the latest addition to the award-winning Privia PX-S series of digital pianos. The PX-S1100 replaces the PX-S1000, which has become one of the top-selling digital pianos on the market today and earned its reputation for sound and features that punch far above its price class. […]

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    • International Choral Festival Wales goes online for 2021

      Wales welcomes the choral world – virtually! The International Choral Festival Wales, the brain child of former Llangollen Music Director Eilir Owen Griffiths, will be welcoming the international choral world back to Wales in October – virtually! The online competition will take place on 30 October 2021 and will be the third iteration of the […]

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    • Wenger Corporation Celebrates 75 Years

      A Tradition of Excellence in Products and Service Wenger Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021 with a number of events scheduled throughout the year to commemorate the company’s growth and success. “For 75 years, Wenger Corporation has been producing innovative products for music education and has also expanded into performing arts and athletic […]

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    • On Dr. Keith Mason – Choral Director Musicals Contributor

      We are deeply saddened to learn that our prolific, always informative and highly-entertaining contributor, Dr. Keith Mason, or “Doc” as his students called him, passed away last October, 2020. Coincidentally, that was an issue of Choral Director which contained one of his submissions, fittingly, on the cover, about his favorite musical, “The Sound of Music” […]

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    • artistpro, LLC Acquires MI/Education Trade Magazines

      Industry Publishing Veteran Mike Lawson’s artistpro, LLC acquires Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), School Band & Orchestra (SBO), Choral Director, and JAZZed Magazines. MMR Editor of Two Decades Christian Wissmuller Continues as Executive Editor Terry Lowe, of Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC) – a Nevada corporation – announced on June 23, 2021 that longtime music industry publisher and current […]

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    • The Show Must Go On: Gator’s Masks Protect Singers from Any Unwanted Show Stoppers

      In its commitment to protect musicians, bands, singers, music educators, and students, Gator designed instrument and face mask solutions that follow recommendations from the NFHS’ (National Federation of State High Schools) performing arts aerosol study. “We wanted to be very thorough and thoughtful in our research and development, so we connected directly with NFHS on their scientific studies to […]

      Read More
    • Hal Leonard Serves Over 5,000 Teachers with First-Ever Virtual Music Education Summit

      Hal Leonard has just completed its first-ever virtual music education summit, focusing on looking forward to returning and rebuilding school music programs this fall. The event included two days of presentations from a diverse group of experts in the field discussing a wide range of student-centered topics, including social-emotional learning, equity, diversity, inclusion, special needs, community […]

      Read More
    • Disney Songs Now Available on Hal Leonard’s ArrangeMe® Sheet Music Self-Publishing Platform

      Arrangers worldwide are now able to self-publish their own sheet music adaptations of Disney songs thanks to a new agreement between Disney Music Publishing and Hal Leonard for the publisher’s ArrangeMe platform. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Disney songs to the ArrangeMe catalog,” said Larry Morton, Hal Leonard CEO. “With timeless songs from […]

      Read More
    • Avid Unveils Sibelius Mobile App Placing Powerful Notation Tools at Music Creators’ Fingertips Everywhere They Go

      Sibelius users gain new mobile workflows with iPad app to compose anywhere Avid® (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced the release of the Sibelius® for mobile iOS app, extending professional music notation workflows to iPad for the tens of thousands of composers, orchestrators and arrangers who have Sibelius subscriptions. Available immediately for download, Sibelius for mobile lets […]

      Read More
    • Native Instruments releases PIANO COLORS in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments

      Native Instruments today released PIANO COLORS, the latest addition to their range of KONTAKT-based instruments, created in collaboration with Galaxy Instruments. PIANO COLORS reimagines the sonic capabilities of a grand piano by combining a curated library of samples, recorded with a range of extended playing techniques, with truly state-of-the-art modulation features. The extensive collection of […]

      Read More
    • Casio PX-S1100 Digital Piano Provides Improved Tone, New Bluetooth Capability

      Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of the PX-S1100, the latest addition to the award-winning Privia PX-S series of digital pianos. The PX-S1100 replaces the PX-S1000, which has become one of the top-selling digital pianos on the market today and earned its reputation for sound and features that punch far above its price class. […]

      Read More
    • International Choral Festival Wales goes online for 2021

      Wales welcomes the choral world – virtually! The International Choral Festival Wales, the brain child of former Llangollen Music Director Eilir Owen Griffiths, will be welcoming the international choral world back to Wales in October – virtually! The online competition will take place on 30 October 2021 and will be the third iteration of the […]

      Read More
    • Wenger Corporation Celebrates 75 Years

      A Tradition of Excellence in Products and Service Wenger Corporation is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021 with a number of events scheduled throughout the year to commemorate the company’s growth and success. “For 75 years, Wenger Corporation has been producing innovative products for music education and has also expanded into performing arts and athletic […]

      Read More
    • On Dr. Keith Mason – Choral Director Musicals Contributor

      We are deeply saddened to learn that our prolific, always informative and highly-entertaining contributor, Dr. Keith Mason, or “Doc” as his students called him, passed away last October, 2020. Coincidentally, that was an issue of Choral Director which contained one of his submissions, fittingly, on the cover, about his favorite musical, “The Sound of Music” […]

      Read More
    • artistpro, LLC Acquires MI/Education Trade Magazines

      Industry Publishing Veteran Mike Lawson’s artistpro, LLC acquires Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), School Band & Orchestra (SBO), Choral Director, and JAZZed Magazines. MMR Editor of Two Decades Christian Wissmuller Continues as Executive Editor Terry Lowe, of Timeless Communications Corp. (TCC) – a Nevada corporation – announced on June 23, 2021 that longtime music industry publisher and current […]

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    • JackTrip Foundation’s Push for Realtime Online Performance

      A look at the JackTrip Foundation’s plans to solve the remote group preformance problem for music educators and musicians.

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    • JamKazam Just May Save Ensembles in a Virtual Teaching World By Mike Lawson

      JamKazam founder David Wilson was a band kid growing up.

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    • Chromebooks in the Middle School Chorus Classroom

      What I’ve learned and how I’m using the Google system with my middle school choir students.

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    • Technology: Creation is Key

      Using technology to help students understand the process and passion of making music.

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    • Technology: Choral Software

      Software for the Choral Classroom.

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    • The ALIVE Project and You

      While giving a presentation in Stockholm for the Swedish chapter of the Percussive Arts Society’s Day of Percussion in 2004, Allan Molnar stated, “Back in the 1980s, musicians began taking computers to gigs so they could replace live musicians with MIDI instruments. Now musicians can take computers to gigs and replace MIDI instruments with live […]

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    • Importing Files into Assessment Software

      I recently received an e-mail from Dan Franke, the principal of a private school in Audrey, Texas. Mr. Franke was requesting information on how to find software with which he could import music notation and audio files into an application for comprehensive assessments of his son’s daily practice. He explains, “My young son, 11, is […]

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    • Using Smart Phones for Music Education

      Have you ever had a teaching moment where you were lucky enough to have just the right tool to create magic? With the increasing array of musical apps for smart phones, that tool just might be already sitting in your pocket. Smart phone technology is making magic with a plethora of music applications or “apps.” […]

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    • The Magic of Handheld Digital Recorders

      In the world of handheld digital recorders, smaller is better and now it’s getting cheaper, too. This is great news for music educators who are looking to record their rehearsals, concerts, and lessons. Today’s handheld digital recorders can professionally record at a moment’s notice with instant, one-hand operation. There are even palm-size handheld digital recorders […]

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    • Audio Tools for Music Educators: Noise Cleaning Audio Enhancements

      We are all familiar with those dramatic “before and after” weight loss ads. Now just as dramatic results are available to everyday music educators with audio archives and performances we want to share via Internet blogs, podcasts, Web postings, CDs, and DVDs. While the recording industry has traditionally dealt with audio restoration, music educators have […]

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