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  • Mike Lawson’s artistpro Acquires SBO, MMR, JAZZed and Choral Director Magazines

    SBO Staff | July 10, 2021Publishing veteran Mike Lawson’s artistpro, LLC has acquired School Band & Orchestra (SBO), Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), JAZZed and Choral Director magazines from Terry Lowe of  Las Vegas-based Timeless Communications.  Lowe and Timeless, which acquired the four MI and educational publications from Symphony Publishing in May 2013, announced on June 23, 2021 that they will […] Read More...
  • International Choral Festival Wales goes online for 2021

    SBO Staff | July 6, 2021Wales 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...
  • Mike Lawson’s artistpro, LLC Acquires SBO, MMR, JAZZed and Choral Director Magazines from Timeless Communications

    frank | June 28, 2021NASHVILLE - Publishing veteran Mike Lawson’s Tennessee-based artistpro, LLC has acquired Musical Merchandise Review (MMR), School Band & Orchestra (SBO), JAZZed and Choral Director magazines from Terry Lowe of Las Vegas-based Timeless Communications. Read More...
  • On Dr. Keith Mason – Choral Director Musicals Contributor

    SBO Staff | June 27, 2021We 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...
  • 2021 Choral Music Release Launched by Excelcia Music Publishing

    SBO Staff | April 22, 2021In anticipation of returning to school and choir, Excelcia Music Publishing has published 24 new inspiring choral pieces, including two new pieces from Voctave, from many beloved composers as well as talented and wonderful new voices in its 2021 Choral music release. Read More...
  • MMR, Sister Publication to Choral Director, Donates Archive to the NAMM Resource Center

    SBO Staff | April 15, 2021Timeless Communications president Terry Lowe donated the archives of SBO sister publication Musical Merchandise Review magazine to NAMM’s Resource Center. MMR's first issue was published in 1879. Read More...
  • Choral Crowd Pleaser: “For Once In My Life”

    SBO Staff | May 27, 2020Soon after it was released in 1968, Stevie Wonder’s recording of “For Once In My Life” shot up the charts, reaching the number three position by the end of the year. Read More...
  • Sheet Music Direct Offers Over 10,000 Choral Titles

    Mike Lawson | April 7, 2020

    Sheet Music Direct, the Hal Leonard-run digital sheet music website, is making over 10,000 popular Hal Leonard choral titles available for unlimited access via their PASS subscription program. A one-month free trial is being offered to all choir directors, students, and members worldwide.

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  • Barbershop Goes to School: The Quinton Township School Music/Choral Program

    SBO Staff | November 22, 2019In Quinton, New Jersey, groups of four or more students from a pre-K to eighth grade township school are wowing audiences, as well as some of these older, more seasoned barbershop groups. Read More...
  • Choral Crowd-Pleaser: “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

    SBO Staff | November 22, 2019Choral directors know that if they want to engage their audiences in fun and feel-good songfests, they only need to program compositions that electrify audiences.  Read More...
  • (Other) Career Options for Choral Directors

    SBO Staff | October 21, 2019If you feel that there’s nothing quite as rewarding as shaping the sounds that humans (of different ages) make while raising their voices in joy, you’re going to make a great choral director. But, can you make a living at it outside of teaching? Answer: Yes, but like lots of creative careers, you’ll have to […] Read More...
  • Classroom Essentials for the Choral Director

    SBO Staff | October 21, 2019Your classroom setup can make or break your year - having these essentials in your room can help make sure this year is your best one yet. Read More...
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