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Hal Leonard, released a new four volume series for musical theatre singers, Contemporary Theatre Songs.

Read more: Hal Leonard Contemporary Theatre Songs

Repertoire, the music website for kids, has released the first book in its Tune-Travel series, The Kidzter Kids Meet Motown. 

Read more: Kidzter Edutainment Debuts Tune-Travel Adventure Books, Music Almanac, Albums


Carl Fischer Music announced the release of the Carol of the Bells Compatible Trios and Quartets arranged by Larry Clark.

Read more: Carol of the Bells Compatible Trios and Quartets arranged by Larry Clark


Hal Leonard released the Wynton Marsalis Omnibook, featuring 35 of his most popular tunes transcribed exactly from his recorded solos for all B-flat instruments, with solo analysis sections, and a complete discography.

Read more: Hal Leonard Wynton Marsalis Omnibook


Modern Saxophone Techniques by Frank Catalano teaches the developing player how to learn. Listening, exploring, writing original music, and trial and error are some of the methods threaded throughout this new release from Hal Leonard.

Read more: Hal Leonard Modern Saxophone Techniques


Row-Loft Productions released the latest collection of snare drum exercises and solos from Drum Corp International legend Scott Johnson titled Chops. The book contains 30 exercises and seven solos for the intermediate to advanced player.

Read more: Row-Loff Productions Chops


Winner of the 2016 Texas Orchestra Directors Association Full Orchestra Composition Competition, Transcending is built on a four note motif first heard in the trumpets. These four notes are explored throughout the piece with fanfares, relative minor keys, Celtic grooves, the Dorian mode, counterpoint, and more.

Read more: Transcending by Larry Clark


Hal Leonard's The Music of Teaching by Kreader Skalinder focuses on developing a teacher’s ability to trust both the student’s natural development and the learning process itself to guide developing students down a musical path.

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Hal Leonard's Jazz Guitar Fake Book: Volume 1 is collection of lead sheets for 200 jazz standards, including melodies, chord symbols and professionally arranged chord diagrams.

Read more: Hal Leonard Jazz Guitar Fake Book: Volume 1


Kendor Music Contemporary Christmas Classics for Clarinet Quartet, arranged by Catherine McMichael, is a holiday collection that contains ten time-honored Christmas songs for clarinet quartet.

Read more: Kendor Music Contemporary Christmas Classics Clarinet Quartet

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

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