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Alfred Music and SmartMusic Join Forces on New Interactive PerformancePlus+ Series

SBO Staff • ChoralNews • September 8, 2022

Alfred Music and SmartMusic by MakeMusic have joined forces to bring directors the newest innovation in performance music—the PerformancePlus+ Series. These engaging selections for concert band, orchestra, and choir are presented with educational resources designed to enrich the rehearsal process and create outstanding performances.

When PerformancePlus+ titles are accessed through SmartMusic, that’s when the full advantages of the “plus” become accessible.  

In addition to the standard assignment, recording, and assessment tools within SmartMusic, the Concert Band and Orchestra PerformancePlus+ titles include:

  • Piece-specific exercises focused on skills and techniques
  • Printable sheet music with a standard SmartMusic subscription
  • Videos featuring educational tips and suggestions from the composer
  • Rights to perform in a live or virtual setting

2022 Alfred and Belwin PerformancePlus+ Band Composers and Arrangers include: Chris M. Bernotas, Vince Gassi, Michael Kamuf, Victor López, Patrick Roszell, Adrian B. Sims, Robert Sheldon, Todd Stalter, Michael Story, Kirk Vogel, Douglas E. Wagner, and Scott Watson.

2022 Highland/Etling and Belwin PerformancePlus+ Orchestra Composers and Arrangers include: Chris M. Bernotas, Katie O’Hara LaBrie, Deborah Baker Monday, Jim Palmer, Bob Phillips, Richard Meyer, Yukiko Nishimura, and Doug Spata.

In addition to the standard assignment, recording, and assessment tools within SmartMusic, the Choral PerformancePlus+ titles include:

  • Part-predominant and accompaniment tracks
  • Printable sheet music with a standard SmartMusic subscription 
  • Correlated rehearsal guides and performance notes
  • Rights to perform in a live or virtual setting

2022 Alfred PerformancePlus+ Choral Composers and Arrangers include: Sally K. Albrecht, Jay Althouse, Andy Beck, Alan Billingsley, Mark Burrows, Greg Gilpin, Ruth Morris Gray, Mark Hayes, Victor C. Johnson, Kirby Shaw, and Douglas E. Wagner. 

Read More about this groundbreaking new PerformancePlus+ series, or view the titles available for each ensemble:

CONCERT BAND

ORCHESTRA

CHORAL

Get started with the Alfred PerformancePlus+ series by creating your SmartMusic account today!

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