Articles

  • First Year is Free! Hal Leonard launches MuseClass, an advanced, all-in-one education solution for grade 6-12 music educators

    SBO Staff | June 20, 2024The first major software release since Hal Leonard joined Muse Group includes world-leading music and method books, assignment features, and AI-powered practice tools.  Hal Leonard, the world’s largest sheet music and music education publisher, and music innovators Muse Group, launch MuseClass, an assignment, grading, and music content platform set to transform instrumental teaching (grade 6-12) […] Read More...
  • Summer PD? Alan Parsons launches Music Production Workshops!

    SBO Staff | June 12, 2024Looking for intensive professional development? Got a tech-loving music student who needs something fun to do this summer? Check THIS out! After more than a decade of sold out Master Classes held in studios from Buena Park to Bogota, Alan Parsons wants to shake up the music production learning space with new hands-on Music Production […] Read More...
  • Alfred Music Launches Choral Connect—An Online Professional Summit for Choir Directors and General Music Teachers

    SBO Staff | June 12, 2024Alfred Music is thrilled to announce Choral Connect, an online professional development event designed specifically for elementary through high school choral directors and general music teachers. This event offers an incredible opportunity to network, learn, and be inspired by a diverse lineup of renowned clinicians—all at no cost. Clinicians include Andy Beck, Stacey V. Gibbs, […] Read More...
  • Alfred Music and MakeMusic Present MESA: Music Educator’s Summer Academy 

    SBO Staff | June 12, 2024Together, Alfred Music and MakeMusic are excited to present MESA, the Music Educator’s Summer Academy. MESA is a professional learning academy for music educators. With courses developed by expert educators, opportunities to network, and the flexibility to complete on your schedule, it is sure to be a summer event to positively influence the music education […] Read More...
  • GRAMMY MUSEUM® SELECTS STUDENTS AND ANNOUNCES BLU DETIGER, MAREN MORRIS, AND JEREMY ZUCKER AS GUEST ARTISTS FOR 20TH ANNUAL GRAMMY CAMP®

    SBO Staff | June 12, 2024PROGRAM WILL BE IN PERSON AND HELD AT THE VILLAGE RECORDING STUDIOS The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 83 talented high school students from 76 U.S. cities across 22 states have been selected as participants in the 20th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. Blu DeTiger, Maren Morris, and Jeremy Zucker will be this year’s guest artists; […] Read More...
  • Choral Music Editor Jamey Ray Joins Excelcia Music Publishing Full-Time

    SBO Staff | June 11, 2024Excelcia Music Publishing is elated to announce the new full-time status of Choral Music Editor Jamey Ray. A beloved composer of Choral music as well as an accomplished singer, arranger, teacher, producer, and founder of the a cappella group Voctave, Jamey has served Excelcia Music Publishing in a part-time capacity as Choral Music Editor since […] Read More...
  • The SBO+ 2024 Student Essay Contest Winners

    SBO Staff | June 9, 2024Sponsored by the NAMM Foundation, Alfred Music Publishing, MakeMusic, Hal Leonard, Yamaha Corporation of America, Sweetwater, Adam Audio, and Focusrite. We asked students to tell us about a music teacher who has changed their lives. What was it about them that had an impact on you? How did their teaching, personality, or actions differ from […] Read More...
  • From Overwhelmed to Fulfilled in Music Education

    Annamarie Bollino, Beth Fortune | June 9, 2024Mental health is a serious concern for educators in general and music educators specifically. With that in mind, this spring, NAfME embarked on a new health and well-being series for music educators titled “From Overwhelmed to Fulfilled: Cultivating Resilience for a Sustainable Career in Music Education.” The content of the three sessions aimed to destigmatize […] Read More...
  • K-12 Resources – 12 Podcasts for Choral Music Educators

    Mike Lawson | June 9, 2024Podcasts can be a great way to fit in professional development while you are on the go.  1) Afternoon Ti. A music educator and lifestyle podcast. Host Jessica Grant is a middle school music educator certified in Orff-Schelwerk, Kodaly, and has some training in Dalcroze. Most of the topics focus on ideas for the general […] Read More...
  • Sometimes Fairy Tales Come True

    Thomas Palmatier | June 9, 2024The nine-year-old nervously walked into his first trumpet lesson with six other classmates. Within a half hour, they had mastered the art of making awful sounds with no discernible pitch. A year later, the now ten-year-old walked into his first band rehearsal and there was a brand-new teacher. Mr. Maiello was intense, no, make that […] Read More...
  • Tone Deaf Comics

    ToneDeafComics.com | June 9, 2024 Read More...
  • Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?

    Thomas Palmatier | June 9, 2024SBO+: The regular author of Leadership Tips, Dr. Matthew Arau, is taking the month off so Tom is filling in. I’m not questioning your leadership ability! This is the title of one of my favorite books. When I am doing leadership coaching, this book is usually the one I start with because it begins with […] Read More...
The Latest News and Gear in Your Inbox - Sign Up Today!